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Descendants  of  Symond  Fiske,  Lord  of  the  Manor  of  Stad- 

haugh,  Suffolk  County,  England,  from  the  time  of 

Henry  IV.  to  Date,  including  all  the  American 

Members  of  the  Family. 



Histories  of  Grafton  and   Barre,  Mass.,  and  Gibson,   Harwood,  Pierce, 
Peirce,  Pearce,  Forbes,' Forbush,  and  Whitney  Genealogies. 

Fftsche,  Fisc,  Fiske,  Fisk  {spell  it  either  way) 
Meant  true  knighthood,  freedom,  faith,  good  qualities  that  stay- 
Brethren,  let  the  ancient  name  mean  just  the  same  for  aye : 
'  Forward,  every  youth!     To  seek  the  higher  good  "  today  ! 

Rev.  Perein  B.  Fiske,  Lyndon,  Vt. 





XEo  jflora, 


XTbe  Hutbor, 


EGYPTIAN  mappage  or  the  Grecian  urn 
Did  once  perpetuate  a  father's  clay; 
Preserving  through  slow  centuries  and  gray 
The  human  remnant  for  the  hope  eterne. 
And  what  the  fires  of  funerals  could  not  burn, 
Nor  Time's  insidious  tooth  gnaw  quite  away, 
Became  a  shrine  of  virtues,  where  might  pray 
The  latest  sons,  and  of  their  fathers  learn. 

But  we,  grown  wiser,  plant  a  family  tree. 

And  'neath  its  broadening  branches  sit  us  down, 

Content  to  trace  a  noble  pedigree 

Unapt  to  urn  a  rich  and  high  renown; 

Content  to  dream  of  knights  armed  cap-a-pie. 
Yet  hoping  from  the  sky  to  see  a  crown. 

Horace  Spencer  Fiske. 
Chicago,  May  6, 1896. 


Author's  Preface,  .  .  .  . 

The  First  Fiske,      ...  - 

Origin  of  the  Name  Fiske, 

Lord  of  the  Manor  of  Stadhaugh, 

Coat  of  Arms,      ----- 

Fiske  Wills  in  Suffolk  County,  England, 

Recollections  of  a  Visit  to  Laxfield, 

The  Manor  of  Stadhaugh, 

Visit  to  Framlingham,  Bennington  and  Laxfield, 

Ancestral  and  Historical, 

College  Graduates  by  the  Name  of  Fiske, 

FiSKES  and  Fisks  in  the  Revolutionary  War, 

Something  of  the  English  and  American  Fiskes, 

Named  for  Fiskes,         .  -  .  .  . 

Our  English  Ancestors,  .  .  .  . 

Our  American  Ancestors  and  Descendants, 

John  Fiske 

Col.  Francis  S.  Fiske 

Isabella  H.  Fiske 

Rev.  Franklin  W.  Fisk 

John  Fiske 

Rev.  A.  A.  Fiske 













Frederick  C.  Pierce       .    Frontispiece 

Fiske  Coat  of  Arms 5 

Fiske  Manor  House,  Stadhaugh,  Eng- 
land,       33 

St.  Mary's  Church,  Bury  St.,  Edmunds, 

England, 37 

Bright  Coat  of  Arms 49 

Netherhall,  Thurston,  England,     .     .     49 

Gail  Hamilton 85 

Ida  Tucker  Morris 94 

Old  Buckman  Tavern,  Lexington,     .    97 

Silas  Forbush 112 

Gov.  E.  A.  Straw  of  New  Hampshire,  140 

Hon.  Stephen  A.  Douglas 170 

Early   Picture   of    Hon.   Stephen    A. 

Douglas 171 

Mrs.  Hon.  Stephen  A.  Douglas,    .     .  178 
Fiske    Homestead,    New     Hampton, 

N.  H 189 

Allen  Fiske, 215 

David  Edward  Fiske 218 

Old  Fiske  Homestead,  Amherst,  N.H.,2ig 
Mayor  Edward  Fiske  Gorton,  .     .     .  242 

Old  Fisk  Hill  Church 257 

Sewall  Fiske, 276 

Hon.  Henry  D.  Pierce, 280 

John  Fiske  (steel) 300 

Rev.  Daniel  Taggart  Fiske,      .     .     .  318 

Hon.  Henry  Clay  Fisk, 320 

Col.  Franklin  Fisk, 326 

Rev.  Wm   Allen  Fiske, 329 

John  B,  B.  Fiske 330 

Rev.  Albert  A.  Fiske, 331 

Dea.  John  P.  Fiske, 334 

Prof.  Franklin  W.  Fisk, 335 

Rev.  Lewis  R.  Fiske, 336 

Rev.  Samuel  W.  Fiske 338 

Rev.  Wilbur  Fisk, 347 

Gen.  Clinton  B.  Fisk, 350 

Hon.  Warren  L.  Fiske 403 

John  Fisk, 408 

John  M.  Fisk, 410 

Arthur  N.  Fisk, 411 

Dr.  Newell  Fisk, 413 

Edward  F.  Fisk 415 


Almon  P.  Fisk 420 

Dr.  Edward  J.  Fiske 43° 

Stephen  P.  Fisk 437 

Hon.  Hiram  C.  Fisk 439 

Lieut.-Gov.  Nelson  W.  Fisk,     .    .    .  440 

Rev.  David  M.  Fisk 447 

Dr.  Cyrus  M.  Fisk 449 

Hon.  Joseph  Fiske, 461 

Charles  D.  B.  Fisk, 467 

Lieut.  Bradley  A.  Fiske 469 

Rev.  Franklin  L.  Fisk, 47° 

Mrs.  Katherine  Tanner  Fisk,    .     .     .471 

Dr.  George  F.  Fisk 474 

Jerome  H.  Fisk 492 

Rev.  Nathan  W.  Fisk 497 

Liberty  B.  Fiske 509 

Louis  S.  Fiske, 5^0 

Solon  Fisk 5^4 

James  H.  Fisk, 5^5 

Dr.  Samuel  A.  Fisk 528 

Major  Geo.  A.  Fiske 55° 

Hon.  LeanderW.  Fiske 554 

Geo.  W.  Fisk, 556 

Hon.  Wm.  J.  Fisk  (steel),      ....  560 

Dr.  Wm.  M.  L.  Fiske 564 

Col.  James  Fisk,  Jr 568 

Haley  Fisk 57i 

Hon.  Theron  S.  Fisk, 573 

Dr.  C.  R.  Fisk 574 

Mrs.  Dr.  C.  R.  Fisk 574 

Hon.  David  L.  Fisk 576 

Harrison  G.  Fiske, 583 

Mrs.  Minnie  Maddern  Fiske,    ,     .     .  583 

Ella  A.  Fiske, 589 

Dr.  Marcus  B.  Fisk, 598 

Capt.  Smith  W.  Fiske, 602 

Amos  K.  Fiske, 604 

Hon.  Joseph  G.  Fiske 610 

Rev.  Herbert  F.  Fisk 611 

Dea.  Geo.  B.  Fiske, 613 

George  C.  Fiske, 616 

Capt.  John  M.  Fiske, 620 

Albert  W.  Fisk 622 

Douglas  A.  Fiske, 630 


I  VENTURE  the  assertion  that  thus  far  no  antidote  has  been  discovered  for  the 
cure  of  the  so-called  "genealogical  fever."  My  friends  tell  me  I  have  it  in  an 
aggravated  form  and  it  would  seem  so.  Last  year  I  published  the  Whitney 
Genealogy,  a  volume  of  700  pages,  and  now  present  "The  Fiske  Family."  I  have 
been  greatly  assisted  in  my  work  by  Bond's  VVatertown  and  the  volume  compiled 
by  Rev.  Albert  A.  Fiske  of  Austin,  111.,  on  the  Amherst,  N.  H.,  Fiskes.  The  family 
is  noted  for  its  strong  religious  proclivities  inherited  from  its  English  ancestors, 
who  on  account  of  their  Puritanic  belief,  were  obliged  to  tiee  from  tlieir  native  land 
or  be  beheaded  or  burnt  at  the  stake  at  the  pleasure  of  their  fanatical  associates. 
One  of  the  emigrant  ancestors — a  graduate  of  Immanuel  College  and  an  eminent 
divine — was  secreted  in  a  wood-pile  for  nearly  a  year  and  finally  escaped  to  America 
in  disguise,  here  to  become  one  of  the  ablest  preachers;  and  as  Cotton  Mather 
said,  "Did  he  shine  in  the  golden  candlestick  of  Chelmsford,  a  plain,  but  an  able, 
powerful  and  useful  preacher  of  the  Gospel."  But  few  of  the  early  New  England 
families  can  boast  of  as  many  descendants  who  were  in  the  various  professions  as 
the  Fiske  family. 

Until  this  publication  the  many  emigrant  ancestors  of  the  Fiskes  have  not  been 
connected  in  any  one  publication.  The  matter  has  been  arranged  in  the  same  manner 
as  my  previous  publication.s,  like  the  Register  issued  by  the  New  England  Historic- 

Genealogical    Society.      It   is   the   simplest,    most   comprehensive  and  the  best  of 
plan  yet  devised.    "T.  p-    ,i^j      ."i-v-J'fTT" 
A  number  of  abbreviations  win  be  founa  in  the  book  of  which  %e  following 

are  explanations:  ae.,  aged;  abt.,  about;  dau.,  daughter;  dec'd,  deceased;  res., 
resides  or  resided,  residence;  w.,  wife;  wid.,  widow  and  widower;  yr.,  year;  n.  f.  k., 
nothing  further  known;  s.  p.,  sine  prole  (without  issue).  There  are  a  number  of 
other  abbreviations  of  such  common  use  that  their  meaning  will  be  readily  under- 
stood. A  name  in  parenthesis  thus:  Anna  Fisk,  dau.  of  Robert  and  Sybil 
(Gould)  Fiske,  indicates  the  maiden  name  of  the  mother.  An  interrogation  point 
implies  doubt  or  want  of  absolute  certainty.  Birthplaces  of  the  children  are  not 
always  given,  but  can  be  ascertained  by  reference  to  the  residence  of  the  parents 
which  is  always  given.  I  wish  to  return  thanks  to  all  those  who  so  generously 
furnished  the  requested  information.  If  all  had  responded  a  number  of  the  lines 
would  be  more  complete.  Thanks  are  especially  due,  Mrs.  Silas  A.  Pierce,  Grafton, 
Mass.;  Miss  Lou  M.  Pierce,  Worcester,  Mass.;  F.  L.  Ora  of  Chicago,  111.;  Prof. 
John  Fiske,  Cambridge,  Mass.;  Col.  Francis  S.  Fiske  of  Boston;  Hon.  Joseph 
Fiske  of  Wellesley  Farms,  Mass.;  Rev.  A.  A.  Fiske  and  others  who  rendered 
valuable  aid  and  assistance. 

It  is  the  sincere  wish  of  the  writer  that  the  descendants  of  the  Fiskes  will 
take  as  much  pleasure  in  perusing  these  pages  as  I  did  in  compiling  them. 

Very  truly, 

Chicago,  July  30,  1896. 



The  family  of  Fiske  flourished  for  a  very  long  period  in  England,  in  the  County 
of  Suffolk.  So  early  as  the  eighth  year  of  the  reign  of  King  John,  A.  D.  1208,  we 
find  the  name  of  Daniel  Fisc  of  Laxfield  appended  to  a  document  issued  by  the 
King,  confirming  a  grant  of  land  in  Digneveton  Park,  made  by  the  Duke  of 
Loraine  to  the  men  of  Laxfield.  The  original  is  in  the  Public  Record  office  in  Lon- 
don and  is  dated  May  i,  1208.    The  following  is  a  copy: 


Public  Record  Office,  London. 

Confirmation  by  King  John,  May  i,  1208,  to  the  men  of  Laxfield  of  land  in  the 
Park  of  Digneveton,  granted  by  the  Duke  of  Loraine.  The  following  are  the 
names  of  those  to  whom  the  grant  was  made: 

Robert  Garenoise,  Eustice  Percario,  Henry  de  la  Hose,  Walter  de  Holoc, 
William  son  of  Robert,  William  Daniel,  Jeffrey  Daniel  and  Daniel  their  brother, 
Daniel  Cuppario,  Brithmaro,  son  of  Brithwalden,  Stephen  Proest,  Stephen  Archer, 
Eustace  son  of  Phillip,  Melvine  wife  of  Roger  Gadermod,  Picot  son  of  William, 
Bernard  son  of  Roger,  Edmund  son  of  Robert,  Jordan  son  of  Robert,  William 
son  of  Gilbert,  Robert  son  of  Brithmar,  Simon  son  of  Edric,  William  Odonis, 
Godfrey  and  Herbert,  Robert  son  of  Jeffrey,  Osbert  a  clerk,  Ralph  a  clerk,  Hade- 
brand  Haiward,  Robert  son  of  William,  Simon  son  of  Turstan,  Brithmar  son  of 
Godwin,  Roger  Haiward,  Richard  Haddoc,  Reignald  son  of  Godwin,  and  Robert 
and  Daniel  his  brothers,  John  Emelin,  Johnson  of  Roger,  William  Wudewell, 
Roger  Crespip,  Henry  son  of  Ade,  Roger  Hunne,  Matilda  wife  of  Gilbert,  Ernest 
de  Radbrooke,  and  Robert  his  brother,  Gerald  son  of  Adwin  and  DANIEL  FISC. 


The  name  Fisk  is  simply  an  older  form  of  Fish.  In  Anglo-Saxon  times  the 
termination  sh  was  regularly  sounded  hard,  like  sk.  The  breakfasting  Engliscman 
of  those  days  ate  his  fisc  from  a  disc.  The  name  is  one  of  a  large  class  of  appella- 
tives taken  from  the  animal  world,  such  as  Herring,  Salmon,  Pike,  Crabb,  Tench, 
Spratt,  Peacock,  Swan,  Drake,  Crane,  Hawke,  Bird,  Lyon,  Hart,  Fox,  Bull,  Lamb, 
Kidd,  Cheever  (goat),  Todd  (fox),  Pmxell  (piggy).  Hare,  Colt,  Palfrey,  etc. 

The  origin  of  this  class  of  surnames  is  not  perfectly  clear.  The  largest  and 
most  familiar  groups  of  surnames  are  either  (i)  patronymics,  such  as  Johnson, 
Jones,  Wilson,  etc. ;  or  (2)  names  of  villages  and  estates,  such  as  Washington, 
Frothingham  (a  corruption  of  Fotheringham),  Greenough  (green  field),  Holmes 
(meadow),  Stanley  (stony  pasture),  etc.;  or  (3)  names  descriptive  of  occupation 
or  social  position,  such  as  Mason,  Carpenter,  Franklin  (country  squire).  Baker 
and  its  feminine  Baxter,  Thatcher  and  Thaxter,  Weaver  and  Webster,  Draper, 
Smith,  Fletcher  (arrow-maker).  Chapman  (merchant).  Cooper,  Butler,  Cartwright, 
Sargent.  Waterman,  Sawyer,  Chandler,  Bishoo.  Abbot,  Clark,  Constable,  Spencer 
(steward)  Grosvenor  (chief  huntsman).  Woodward  (forest-keeper),  Youmans 
(yeoman),   etc. 

The  earliest  use  of  family  names  in  England  was  about  the  beginning  of  the 
eleventh  century.  Long  before  that  time,  indeed,  clan  names  were  common,  and 
such  were  always  patronymics,  e.  g.,  Fotherings,  the  descendants  of  Fother;  Beor- 
mings,  the  descendants  of  Beorm;  Icklings,  the  descendants  of  Ickel.  At  the  time 
of  the  Anglo-Saxon  conquest  of  Britain  (fifth  and  sixth  centuries)  it  was  customary 


for  a  clan  to  settle  in  a  stockaded  village  by  itself,  and  all  English  towns  whose 
names  end  in  ham  or  ton,  preceded  by  ing,  were  originally  the  abodes  of  single 
clans;  e.  g.,  Birmingham,  home  of  the  children  of  Beorm;  Icklington,  town  of 
the  children  of  Ickel.  Besides  these  general  clan  names  no  others  were  in  use 
except  individual  names,   such  as  Alfred  or   Edith. 

The  use  of  family  names,  beginning  in  the  eleventh  century,  increased  slowly. 
It  was  not  until  the  fifteenth  century  that  such  names  became  nearly  universal,  and 
also  stationary.  At  first  they  were  shifting  in  usage.  Thus,  the  same  man  might 
be  called  Henry  Wilson,  because  his  father  was  named  William,  or  Henry  Froth- 
ingham,  because  he  lived  at  the  village  of  Fotheringham,  or  Henry  Draper,  because 
of  his  occupation.  If  the  son  of  this  Henry  were  named  Robert,  and  were  any 
kind  of  a  worker  in  metals,  from  an  armourer  to  a  blacksmith,  he  might  be  known 
as  Robert  Harrison  or  Robert  Smith.  Surnames  had  not  ceased  to  fluctuate  in  this 
way  until  the  fifteenth  century,  and  it  was  not  until  late  in  the  sixteenth  that  more 
importance  began  to  be  attached  to  the  family  surname  than  to  the  individual 
baptismal  name.  It  appears,  therefore,  that  in  tracing  back  the  Fiske  genealogy 
into  the  fourteenth  century,  we  are  approaching  the  time  at  which  difficulty  must 
arise  from  fluctuations  of  surname.  Thus  the  paternal  grandfather  of  David  Fiske 
might  have  been  called  David  Johnson,  if  John  were  his  father's  name,  or  David 
Franklin,  if  he  were  a  country  squire.  In  the  thirteenth  century  we  should  be 
quite  likely  to  encounter  such  confusion  and  to  find  the  helpfulness  of  surnames  in 
tracing  genealogies  vastly  diminished. 

Surnames  derived  from  estates  or  localities  seem  to  have  been  the  first  to 
become  stationary,  and  next  after  them  the  surnames  derived  from  trade  or  office, 
since  sons  have  so  commonly  followed  their  fathers  in  business.  The  class  of 
names  to  which  Fiske  belongs  is  certainly  quite  difl'erent  in  origin  from  the  three 
great  classes  above  mentioned.  What,  then,  was  its  origin?  Why  should  a  man 
be  called  Wolf,  or  Heron,  or  Pike? 

We  are  at  first  struck  with  the  fact  that  barbarians  commonly  use  such  names, 
both  for  individuals  and  for  clans.  Such  individual  names  as  Grey  Wolf  or  Yel- 
low Raccoon  often  owe  their  origin  to  some  personal  peculiarity  or  to  some 
irrecoverable  incident.  Among  American  Indians,  and  in  general  among  bar- 
barians all  over  the  world,  the  clans  are  apt  to  have  such  names  as  Wolf, 
Eagle,  Salmon,  Turtle,  etc.;  the  totem,  or  symbol  of  the  Wolf  clan,  the  idol  or 
image  of  its  tutelar  deity,  is  likely  to  be  a  rude  image  of  a  wolf  or  wolf's  head; 
and  in  many  cases  the  clan  is  supposed  to  have  had  a  wolf  for  its  first  ancestor. 

Shall  we  say,  then,  that  animal  surnames  in  modern  English  are  survivals  of 
ancient  heathen  clan-names?  Are  Fiskes  descended  from  a  Fish  clan  among 
the  East  Angles?  To  this  view  there  seems  to  be  a  serious  objection.  The 
conversion  of  our  English  forefathers  from  heathenism  to  Christianity  was  com- 
pleted in  the  seventh  century,  at  least  four  hundred  years  before  the  earliest  use 
of  surnames  in  England.  The  old  clan  system,  moreover,  had  crumbled  to 
pieces  long  before  the  Norman  Conquest.  It  is  not  likely,  therefore,  that  habits 
of  naming  characteristic  of  the  old  heathen  clans  could  have  persisted  long  enough 
to  give  rise  to  a  whole  class  of  surnames  so  late  as  the  eleventh  and  twelfth 

Between  the  ancient  systems  of  totem  devices  and  the  heraldry  of  the  Middle 
Ages  there  were  many  analogies  and  doubtless  some  points  of  connection;  though, 
on  the  whole,  the  former  must  be  regarded  as  the  predecessor  of  the  latter, 
not  as  its  ancestor.  The  mediaeval  heraldry  was  growing  up  in  England  during 
the  eleventh  and  twelfth  centuries,  and  it  made  an  extensive  use  of  conven- 
tionalized heads  of  familiar  animals,  not  merely  lions,  wolves,  and  bulls,  but 
many  kinds  of  bird  and  fish,  as  well  as  such  imaginary  creatures  as  dragons, 
griffins,  and  cockatrices.  For  example,  Lucy  is  the  heraldic  name  for  pike, 
and  the  shield  of  the  De  Lucy  family  bears  on  a  field  gules  three  lucies  or.  From 
this  emblem  the  family  surname  is  likely  to  have  arisen,  just  as  Geofifrey 
Plantagenet  was  so  called  from  the  sprig  of  broom  or  genesta  plant  worn  in 
his  helmet.  The  familiar  name  of  Pike,  as  well  as  that  of  the  Puritan  magistrate, 
Sir  Thomas  Lucy,  who  arrested  Shakespeare  for  poaching,  has  probably  come 
from    the   heraldic    use    of   pikes    or   lucies. 

The  explanation  which  serves  for  one  of  this  class  of  animal  surnames  might 
perhaps  serve  for  all:  but  there  is  another  point  to  be  considered.  Heraldic 
devices    were    used    not    only    upon    banners    and    coats-of-arms,    but    also    upon 


signboards,  not  merely  of  inns  but  oi  other  places  of  business.  In  days  when 
reading  and  writing  were  not  common  accomplishments,  such  devices  were 
in  general  use,  and  they  survived  down  to  a  recent  time.  For  tavern  signs 
they  are  not  yet  extinct.  In  old  times,  as  often  at  the  present  day  in  Europe, 
the  shop  and  the  homestead  were  usually  contained  in  the  same  building. 
Thus  in  the  seventeenth  century  the  father  of  John  Milton,  who  w-as  a  solicitor, 
notary  public,  and  law-stationer,  had  his  office  and  his  home  ,in  a  certain  house 
known  as  the  Spread  Eagle,  in  Bread  Street, 'Cheapside.  Over  the  front  door  was 
the  figure  of  an  eagle  with  outstretched  wings.  For  four  or  five  centuries  before 
Milton's  time,  in  going  through  any  town,  you  would  have  passed  by  a  succession 
of  such  signs  of  hawks,  cranes,  dolphins,  salmon,  lambs,  and  bulls,  thus  finding 
your  way  to  the  particular  shop  and  homestead  of  which  you  were  in  quest. 
The  principle  upon  which  the  signs  were  chosen  is  not  always  obvious.  Some- 
times a  family  name  may  have  suggested  the  sign,  as  if  a  man  named  Crow 
were  to  paint  a  black  crow  over  his  door;  but  in  early  times  the  sign  un- 
doubtedly preceded  and  suggested  the  name.  The  family  which  dwelt  at  the  sign 
of  the  crow  came  to  be  called  Crow,  in  the  same  way  that  a  family  which 
dwelt  at  a  country  house  called  Greenough  or  Greenhalge  (green  field)  canie 
to  be  called  by  the  name  of  the  house. 

There  is  nothing  in  the  Fiske  coat-of-arnis,  as  used  in  the  last  three  or  four 
centuries,  to  suggest  fishes  or  any  occupation  associated  therewith.  But  if  the 
name  goes  back  into  the  twelfth  century,  as  quite  possibly  it  may,  there  is  a 
chance  that  it  may  have  been  connected  with  some  heraldic  fish  emblem  since 
disused.  It  is  quite  as  likely  to  have  its  origin  in  a  sign.  As  I  said  above,  it 
is  difficult  to  determine  with  confidence  the  precise  origin  of  names  of  this  class. 

The  reader  may  be  interested  in  the  coincidence  that  Laxfield,  the  name  of 
the  parish  where  our  Fiske  forefathers  dwelt  for  at  least  three  centuries,  means 
"salmon  field."  I  think  the  name  has  been  applied  to  the  place  for  more 
than  a  thousand  years,  but  I  have  no  theory  as  to  its  origin.  The  name  Stad- 
haugh  (sometimes  incorrectly  written  Stradhaugh)  is  compounded  of  stead  and  haugh. 
The  former  means  station  or  home,  so  that  the  word  "homestead"  is  a  case 
of  tautology.  A  haugh  was  a  cleared  field  in  the  days  when  much  of  England 
was  covered  with  virgin  forest.  Stadhaugh  is  thus  equivalent  to  "home  in  a 
cleared  field." 

What  Prof.  Rasmiis  B.  Anderson  says: 

Prof.    Rasmus  B.   Anderson  of  Madison,   Wis.,   ex-minister  to    Denmark,   in 

writing  sends  the  following: 

Madison,   Sept.   19,   1896. 

Col.  Fred  Pierce,  Chicago,  111. 

My  Dear  Sir:— I  have  your  favor  of  the  13th  inst.,  in  regard  to  the  name  of 
"Fisk."  Fisk  means  in  Norwegian  "fish"  and  of  course  the  name  may  be  of 
Scandinavian  origin.  I  am  pretty  familiar  with  Scandinavian  nomenclature,  but  I 
cannot  recall  any  Dane,  Swede  or  Norwegian  by  that  name." 

Dr.  Henry  Mortimer  Fiske,  a  native  of  Sturbridge,  residing  in  San  Francisco, 
writing  in  September,  1895,  says:  "The  name  for  long  centuries  back  was  Fiske. 
It  is  a  Scandinavian  name  and  is  as  common  in  Denmark  and  Sweden  as  Smith  is 
here.  The  meaning  of  the  name  is  'fish'  and  all  Scandinavians  call  a  fish,  fiske.  The 
Danes  have  in  Greenland  a  harbor  called  Fiskenares,  and  also  one  in  the  island  of 
St.  Thomas,  one  of  the  West  Indies,  of  the  same  name  Fiskenares,  meaning  in 
English  fish  harbor.  I  have  also  an  old  book  published  in  London  in  1760,  called 
the  young  man's  book  of  knowledge,  which  is  dedicated  to  the  Rev.  James  Fiske, 
a  rectdS^  of  the  church  of  England.  In  an  old  book,  a  history  of  one  of  the  counties 
of  England,  speaking  of  one  of  the  civil  wars  there  the  name  of  lord  or  viscount 
Fiske  is  there  mentioned  as  one  of  the  civil  magistrates.  The  book  is  one  of  the 
first  printed  and  is  nearly  300  years  old.  In  both  Sweden  and  Denmark  the  name 
is  always  spelt  Fiske.  I  have  satisfied  myself  the  name  was  introduced  into 
England  at  the  time  of  the  Danish  invasion.  I  am  further  satisfied  that  the  'e'  was 
left  ol¥  in  England  more  for  the  convenience  of  spelling  on  the  part  of  our  fore- 


fathers  than  any  other  cause,  as  those  old  fellows,  even  the  most  learned,  had  a 
habit  of  phonetic  spelling  in  many  instances  a  desire  to  cut  things  short." 

The  late  Miss  Fidelia  Fisk  of  Ooroomeyah,  Persia,  a  veteran  missionary,  in- 
formed the  writer  of  this  sketch  that  "there  seemed  to  be  some  connection  between 
the  name  and  the  word  'fiscal.'  Somewhere  she  had  been  told  that,  before  the 
appearance  of  the  family  name,  'the  fisk'  was  one  of  the  appointed  public  officers. 
Much  of  the  revenue  of  those  days  was  collected  in  dried  fish,  and  Fisk,  or  Fiske, 
is  the  plural  of  fish  in  the  Danish  language.  Quintals  of  fish  were  at  that  time  used 
as  currency  even. 

"A  ministerial  crank,  whom  I  came  upon  once  in  traveling,  claimed  that  'there 
were  few  of  the  family  names  in  N.  E.  that  could  not  be  traced  back  to  the  Greek! ' 
Whereupon  I  replied,  'Let  me  hear  you  take  my  name  over  that  course.'  Without 
hesitation  he  replied,  'Your  name  came  by  way  of  Denmark,  did  it  not?  It  is 
probably  all  one  with  Fish.  Now,  in  the  Greek,  fish  is  ichtheus.  Prefix  the 
digamma  and  you  have  Fichtheus.  Drop  the  termination,  and  you  have  Fich,  or 
Fisch,  or  Fische,  which  would  very  soon  be  worn  down  to  Fish,  or  Fiske-Fisk.'  " 

In  reading  a  valuable  article  from  Rev.  Wm.  H.  Grififis,  on  the  "Influence  of 
the  Netherlands  upon  the  N.  E.  Emigrants,"  I  found  a  statement  to  the  efifect  that 
"many  of  the  emigrants  from  Suffolk  County,  England,  to  Holland,  in  returning  to 
England,  or  coming  over  to  America,  were  found  to  have  shortened  their  names 
to  a  monosyllable.     Fisher  thus  became  Fish." 

This  led  to  a  brief  correspondence,  in  the  beginning  of  which  that  stalwart 
defender  of  the  rights  and  honors  of  the  Dutch  expressed  his  confidence,  that  "the 
name  of  Fiske-Fisk  was  among  those  mentioned  in  the  early  literature  of  the 
Netherlands."  Search,  however,  only  discovered  a  "Fisker"  in  Holland,  who  came 
from  and  returned  to  England,  but  neither  in  England  nor  America  was  the  name 
of  Fisker  found  thereafter,  but  the  name  of  Fiske-Fisk  is  there  among  the  emi- 
grants before  1640. 

It  only  adds  to  the  plausibility  of  this  theory  to  remember  that  almost  every- 
one of  the  emigrant  Fiske-Fisk  name  had  a  trade  which  must  have  been  originally 
learned  in  Holland — weaver,  tanner,  spinner,  dyer,  etc. 

Webster's  Dictionary  has  this  to  say  of  the  name:  Fisk  (fisk)  verb  irrelevant 
(ch.  Swedish  fjeska,  to  bustle  about),  to  run  about;  to  frisk;  to  whisk.  "He  fisks 
abroad   and   stirreth   up   erroneous   opinions." — Latimer. 

Fisk,  fisc,  fiskin,  fysk  (Swedish  fjeska).  "What  frek  of  thy  folde  fisketh  thus 
aboute?" — Piers  Plowman,  c.  x.  153. 

Scots  Law:  The  right  of  the  crown  to  the  movable  estate  of  a  rebel.  (Ency- 
clopedic  Dictionary.) 

Fish,  fis,  fisc,  fisch,  fiss,  fisshe,  fyche,  fysch,  fysshe,  s.  (Anglo-Saxon,  fisc;  cog- 
nate with  Dutch,  visch;  Icelandic,  fisky;  Danish,  fisk;  German,  fisch;  Swedish, 
fisk;  Goth.,  fisks;  O.  Fris.,  fisk;  Welsh,  pysg;  Irish  and  Gaelic,  iasg;  Latin,  piscis. 
(Under  head   Fish,    Encyclopedic   Dictionary.) 


Symond  Fiske,  Lord  of  the  Manor  of  Stadhaugh,  held  lands  in  Laxfield 
Parish,  and  was  probably  grandson  *  of  Daniel  Fisc,  before  mentioned.  He 
bore  for  his  arms,  chequey,  argent  and  gules,  upon  a  pale,  sable,  three  mullets 
pierced,  or.  These  arms,  with  a  crest  added,  were  confined  to  Prof.  Nicholas 
Fiske,  professor  in  Physic,  of  Stadhaugh,  in  Laxfield. 

In  1633  a  charter  of  confirmation  was  issued  from  Herald's  College.  It 
acknowledges  the  use  of  the  arms  by  a:h  ancestor  to  all  the  emigrants. 

To  all  and  singular  persons  to  whom  these  presents  shall  come,  Wm.  Segar, 
Knight,  Garter  Principall,  King  of  Arms  of  Englishmen,  sendeth  his  due  com- 
mendations and  greeting  in  our  Lord  God  everlasting.     Know  yea  that  anciently 

*  According  to  Herald's  Visitations. 


Motto:  Macte  virtu te  sic  itur  ad  astra. 

"So  to  the  stars  we  go 
For  doing  as  we  ought  below." 

Arms  of  Symond  Fisiie  of  Stadhaugh. 

from  the  beginning  it  hath  been  a  custome  in  all 
countries  and  common  wealths  well  governed, 
that  the  bearing  of  certain  signes  in  shields 
(commonlie  called  arms)  hath  been  and  are  the 
only  markes  and  demonstrations  either  of 
prowess,  virtue  and  valour  in  times  of  war  or 
peace,  and  of  good  life  and  conversation  for 
learning,  magistracy  and  civil  government  in 
times  of  peace  diversley  distributed  according 
to  the  qualities  and  deserts  of  the  persons  de- 
meriting  the  same,  which  order,  as  it  was  most 
prudentlie  devised  in  the  beginning,  to  stirr  and 
kindle  the  hearts  of  men  to  the  imitation  of  vir- 
tue and  nobleness;  even  so  hath  the  same  been 
and  yet  is  continually  observed  to  the  end  that 
such  as  have  done  commendable  service  to 
Prince  and  country  either  in  war  or  peace  may 
receive  due  honor  in  their  lives,  and  also  devise 
after  their  deathes  successively  to  their  posterity. 
Amongst  the  which  number  I  find  Nicholas 
Fiske  of  Studhaw  in  the  parish  of  Laxfield,  in 
the  county  of  Suffolk,  Professor  in  Phisick,  son 
of  Nathan  Fiske  of  the  same  son  of  William,  son 
of  Thomas,  son  of  William  Fiske  of  Studhaw 
aforesaid  that  lived  in  the  raignes  of  King  Henry 
the  sixt,  Edward  the  III,  Richard  the  third  and 
King  Henry  the  seventh,  who  beared  for  their 
coats  armor,  as  foUoweth  viz,  checkey  argent 
sable,  three  mtillets  or,  pearced  and  wanting 
onto  his  said  coate  of  Armes,  as  diverse 
to     want,     a    convenient    creaste     or      cognizence 

and  gules,  upon  a  pale 
further  for  an  ornament 
auntient    coates    are    found 

fitt  for  him  the  said  Nicholas  to  beare,  who  hath  requested  me  the  saide 
Garter  to  assign  him  such  a  one  as  he  may  lawfuUie  use  without  wrong  doing 
or  prejudice  to  any  person  or  persons  whatsoever  which  according  to  his  due 
request  I  have  accomplished  and  granted  in  manner  and  forme  followeth  (that  is 
to  say),  on  a  healme  a  torse  argent  and  gules  a  triangle,  argent,  above  the  upper 
angle  an  estoile,  or,  mantelled  gules,  doubled  argent,  as  more  plainly  appeareth  de- 
picted in  the  margent  hereof.  All  which  amies  and  creaste  I  the  said  Garter 
King  of  Armes  by  power  and  authoritie  of  my  office,  under  the  great  seal  of 
England,  due  appoint,  give,  grant,  ratifie  and  confirme  onto  the  said  Nicholas 
Fiske  and  to  his  posteritie  forever  and  that  it  shafi  be  lawfuU  for  him  and  them 
to  use  and  show  forth  the  same  in  signet,  shield,  ensigne,  or  coate  armor  or 
otherwise  at  his  or  their  pleasure,  at  all  times,  and  in  all  places,  according  to  the 
ancient  laws  or  arms  and  laudable  custome  of  England,  without  let  or  moUestation. 
In  witness  whereof,  I  the  saide  Garter  have  hereonto  set  my  hand  and  scale  of 
office,  the  i6th  day  of  November,  A.  D.  1633,  and  in  the  9th  yeare  of  the  raigne  of 
our.Souveraigne  Lord  Charles  by  the  Grace  of  God,  King  of  England,  Scotland, 
France  and  Ireland,  defender  of  the  Faith,  etc. 

This  motto  is  evidently  taken  from  Virgil's  Aeneid,  the  ninth  book.  In  the 
640th  and  641st  lines  of  this  book  you  will  find:  "Atque  his  victorem  affatur 
lulum:     Macte  nova  virtute,  puer:  sic  itur  ad  astra." 

Another  authority  describes  the  arms  as  follows:  Fisk  Armes:  Checkie,  Ar- 
gent and  Gules,  on  pale  sable  1.88  by  .43  inches,  check  ^  inch  Gules  right  hand 
upper  corner  alternate  Argent.  Form,  Top  &  side  5  checks  right  lined  and  right 
angled;  bottom,  spade  shaped,  three  Mullets,  or,  pierced.  Crest:  Torse  1.03  by  .1 
inch  Argent  &  Gules,  Triange  equilateral,  .65  inch,  above  upper  angle  an 
Estoile,  or,  mantled  Gules,  doubled  Argent,  .1  inch. 

The  said  arms  and  crest  are  ree'istered  in  the  Heraldry  book  of  Middlesex, 
made  by  Sir  Henry,  signed  George  Knight  Richmond.     Hen:  Lily,  Rouge,  Rose. 

Heraldry,  a  relic  of  the  feudal  ages,  took  its  rise  in  the  crusades,  and  was  em- 
ployed to  denote  the  manly  virtues.  Since  then  armorial  bearings  have  served 
very  much  the  same  purpose  of  the  modern  diploma,  and  have  been  cherished 
because   deemed  the   patent  or  respectability.     Esteemed   at   first   by   the  landed 


gentry  at  pleasure,  they  afterwards  came  under  the  regulation  of  law.  The  Herald's 
College  was  established,  and  a  general  registration  took  place  in  the  sixteenth 
century,  when  pedigrees  were  accepted  and  registered,  the  disorder  or  irregularity 
or  fraudulent  bought  rectified. 


Fiske  Harrison — see  Harrison — Harrison,  as  borne  by  Fiske  Goodeve.  Fiske 
Harrison,  of  Copford  Hall,  County  Essex,  Esquire,  who  assumed  his  additional 
name  and  arms  of  Fiske,  on  succeeding  to  the  family  estate  of  his  mother,  Sarah 
Thomas,  only  child  of  Rev.  John  Fiske,  of  Thorp,  Moriaux  County  Sufifold,  by 
his  wife  the  daughter  and  heir  of  the  late  Samuel  Thomas,  of  Lavenham,  Esquire. 
Arms — Quarterly,  first  and  fourth,  az.  two  bars,  one  between  six  estoiles,  three, 
two  and  one.  er.  second  and  third  and  three  crescents  bareg  under  az.  and  gu. 
Crest — A  Stork,  wings  expanded  ar.  beaked  and  membered  or.  Motto — Ferendo 
et  Feriendo. 


In  1854  Col.  Francis  S.  Fiske,  of  Keene,  N.  H.,  now  a  resident  of  Boston,  Mass., 
and  United  States  Commissioner,  employed  the  well  known  American  genealogist 
and  antiquarian,  Horatio  G.  Somerby,  then  residing  in  Camden  Square,  London, 
to  thoroughly  inspect  and  copj'  from  the  records  in  the  various  parishes  in  Suffolk 
County,  England.  He  found  a  mass  of  very  valuable  data  relating  to  the  English 
ancestors  of  the  American   Fiskes  from   1462  to   1635. 

Mr.  Somerby  first  visited  the  several  Suffolk  parishes  where  he  knew  the  Fiskes 
had  resided  and  made  extracts  from  the  parish  registers  which  were  of  sufficient 
antiquity  to  suit  his  purpose.  The  registers  of  South  Elmham  and  Weybread, 
however,  in  one  of  which  he  expected  to  find  the  baptism  of  one  of  the  American 
emigrants,  did  not  date  back  far  enough  to  give  it.  He  next  consulted  some  of 
the  wills  of  the  early  Fiskes  and  found  sufficient  to  justify  him  in  the  belief  that 
Nathan  Fiske,  of  Watertovvn,  Massachusetts  Colony,  was  the  eighth  in  descent 
from  the  first  Simon  of  Laxfield,  through  Robert,  of  St.  James,  South  Elmham, 
who  was  his  great-grandfather.  Simon  was  Lord  of  the  Manor  of  Stadhaugh,  in 
Laxfield,  Suffolk  County,  England,  in  the  time  of  Henry    the  Sixth. 

Between  the  years  1462  and  1635  he  found  some  fifty  wills  of  Fiskes  proved 
in  Suffolk  County,  all  of  the  same  family,  abstracts  of  which  were  furnished  and 
are  inserted  in  their  proper  places,  others  of  this  family  are  as  follows: 

WILLIAM  FISKE.  OF  RENDHAM.  Will  nresented  July  17,  1472.  Men- 
tions his  sons,  William,  Robert,  Thomas  and  John  and  Walter  Fiske,  of  Peasenhall. 
Wife  Margaret. 

THOMAS  FISKE,  OF  BADENHAM.  Will  dated  Sept.  13,  1488.  Wife 
Agnes.     Sons,  William  and  John. 

JOHN  FISKE  OF  DISS  CO.,  NORFOLK.  Will  dated  in  1488.  Speaks  of 
his  wife,  Elizabeth,  and  Mr.  John  Fiske,  clerk. 

WILLIAM  FISKE,  OF  BEEDES.  Will  dated  1505.  Wife,  Jane.  Witnessed 
by  John   Fiske  and  others. 

Apr.  8,  1529.  Wife,  Elizabeth.  Sons,  William,  Thomas,  John  and  Ambrose. 
Daughters,   Cicily  and  Wj^borough. 

JOHN  FISKE,  OF  LAXFIELD.  Will  dated  Oct.  2,  1535;  proved  1535.  De- 
sires to  be  buried  near  his  mother  Bequeaths  legacies  to  John  Fiske,  of  East 
Dereham;  William  Fiske,  of  East  Dereham;  Thomas  Fiske,  of  Lowstoft,  and  to 
John,  son  of  Simon  Fiske.  Appoints  Jeffrey  Fiske,  the  elder,  and  his  son,  John, 

JOHN  FISKE,  THE  ELDER,  OF  WENHASTON.  Will  dated  May  4, 
J558;  proved  Jan.  6,  1558-9.  Wife,  Marion.  Son,  John.  Daughters,  Ague-  and 
Susan:  daughter  Joan  Barfot. 

THOMAS  FISKE,  OF  NORTHALL.  Will  dated  May  16,  1557:  proved  May 
27,  1557.  Desires  to  be  buried  at  Southrow.  Wife,  Agnes.  Sons,  John  and  Will- 
iam.    Daughter,    Margaret.     Godson,    Christopher    Fiske. 


AIARIaN  FISKE.  OF  WENHASTON,  widow.  Will  dated  Jan  30.  1558; 
proved  July  31,  1559.     So'n,  John.     Daughter,  Agnes;  daughter,  Joan  Barfot. 

WILLIAM  HSKE  OF  SOUl'H  COVE.  Will  dated  Alar.  13,  1576;  proved 
Dec.  5,  1 581.  Wife.  Elizabeth.  Late  daughter,  Alice,  wife  of  Richard  House. 
Grandchildren,  Judith  and  Dorothy  Fiske.    Legacy  to  Robert  Pease  and  his  children. 

WILLIAM  FISKE,  OF  ALDBOROUGH.  Will  dated  Sept.  3,  1584;  proved 
Oct.  6,  1584-5.  Wife,  Margaret.  Sons,  Francis,  Thomas,  John  and  William. 
Daughter,    Margaret.     Brothers,    John    and    George. 

WILLIAM  FISKE  OF  RENDON.     Will  dated  June  20,  1572.     Wife,  Isabel. 

GEORGE  FISKE,  OF  ALDBURGH.  Will  dated  Jan.  25,  1584-S;  proved 
Feb.  26,  1584-5.  Wife,  Joan.  Brother,  John.  Mentions  William  Fiske  and  his 
son,  Thomas. 

RICHARD  FISKE,  OF  SHOTLEY.  Will  dated  Apr.  6,  1589.  Wife,  Ursula. 
Son,  Jonas. 

WILLIAM  FISKE,  OF  LAXFIELD.  Will  dated  Dec.  29,  1590:  proved 
Jan.  22,  1591.  To  his  wife.  Jane,  a  tenement  at  Stradbrook.  Brothers,  John  and 
Jeremy.     Brothers-in-law,  John  Punchyard  and  Thomas  Bowett. 

JOAN  FISKE,  OF  IPSWICH.  Will  dated  .May  22,  1562.  Desires  to  be 
buried  in  the  churchyard  of  St.   Mary-at-Elms,  in   Ipswich. 

ROBERT  FISKE,  OF  GREAT  LINSTED,  single  man,  nuncupative  will, 
dated  Mar.  18,  1601-2.  Father  and  mother,  Thomas  and  Alice  Fiske,  of  Great 
Crattfield.     Brothers.  William  and  John.     Sister  Alice   Sparham  and  sister,  Joan. 

ROBERT  FISKE,  OF  ST.  TAMES,  SOUTH  ELMHAM.  Will  dated  Apr. 
10,  1592;  proved  July  28,  1602.  Eldest  son,  William;  son,  Eleazer,  and  his  wife, 
Elizabeth;  son,  Thomas.  Daughter,  wife  of  Robert  Barnard.  Appoints  his  sons, 
Jaffrey  and   Eleazer  executors. 

WILLIAM  FISKE,  OF  MIDDLETON.  Will  dated  Mar.  18,  1611-12,  proved 
Apr.  22,  1612.  Wife,  Joan.  Sons,  Nicholas,  William,  John  and  Thomas,  all  under 
22.     Daughters,   Frances  and   Margaret,   not  21. 

WILLIAM  FISKE,  OF  RENDHAM.  Will  dated  Oct.  20,  1603:  proved  Nov. 
17,  1604.  Son,  Thomas.  Daughter,  Frances,  wife  of  Anthony  Cressye,  of  Den- 

Will  dated  Dec.  20,  1610;  proved  Jan.  9,  1610.  Wife,  Mary.  Mentions  Agnes, 
daughter  of  his  brother    Samuel,  and  John  Fiske,  his  apprentice. 

Will  dated  Mar.  31,  1617;  proved  ^Nlay  18,  1617.  Wife,  Katherine.  Sons,  John  and 
Thomas.  Daughter,  Anne;  daughter,  Emma  Bawkey,  wife  of  Edward  Bawkey; 
daughter,  Dorothy.  Sister,  ^Margery  Palmer.  Cousin,  Thomas  Fiske  and  his 

THOMAS  FISKE,  OF  MARLFORD.  Will  dated  Sept.  18,  1617;  proved 
Nov.  24,  1617.  Mentions  his  grandchild,  Thomas,  son  of  hi_s  son-in-law,  Ralph 
EverarH:  William,  son  of  his  sister.  Amy  Richardson,  deceased.  Uncles,  Robert 
and  John  Godfrey.  Cousin,  Reynolds,  of  Baddingham;  cousin,  Blith,  of  Hales- 
worth;  cousin,  Goodall,  of  Parham;  wife's  sister,  Margary  French.  Father-in-law, 

ANNE  FISKE.  Will  dated  Jan.  6,  1619.  Sons,  Thomas  and  Robert.  Sisters, 
Hudson  and  Palmer. 

WILLIAM  FISKE,  OF  SPEXHALL.  Will  dated  Mar.  29,  1618;  proved 
May  2,  1618.  Gives  to  the  poor  of  Hedinghani  Co.,  Norfolk.  Wife,  Elizabeth. 
Son,  William,  and  his  son,  William;  son,  Edward,  and  his  son,  William.  Daugh- 
ters, Mary  and  Marian;  and  son-in-law,  Robert  Balls. 

ROBERT  FISKE.  OF  REEDHAM.  Will  dated  Feb.  16,  1609-10;  proved 
Nov.  18,  1610.  Wife,  Elizabeth.  Son,  Robert,  not  21.  Daughters,  Elizabeth,  Mary 
and  Joan.  To  son,  Richard,  "who,  whether  he  be  living  or  dead,  I  know  not," 
forty  shillings,  to  be  paid  to  him  within  one  year  after  his  return  to  England. 

THOMAS  FISKE,  OF  WENHASTON.  Will  dated  Mar.  16,  1602-3;  proved 
June  5,  1604.  Wife,  Alice.  Legacies  to  his  sister.  Knight,  and  William  Fiske,  re- 
siding with  him.  Makes  William,  son  of  William  Fiske,  of  Hockingham,  to  Nor- 
folk, his  princioal  heir. 

dated  Aug.  21,  1623;  proved  Feb.  26,  1624.     Eldest  son,  Christopher.     Grandchil- 


dren,  Robert,  William  and  Edmund.  Son-in-law,  Edward  Page.  Mentions 
Robert,  son  of  Robert  Fiske. 

HENRY  FISKE,  OF  WENHASTON.  Will  dated  Apr.  15,  1628;  proved 
July  9,  1628.  Wife,  Margaret.  Son,  Henry.  Daughters,  Rose,  Margaret  and 

SIMON  FISKE,  OF  ELMSWELL.  Will  dated  Mar.  15,  1615.  Wife,  Eliza- 

EMME  FISKE,  OF  ELMSWELL,  widow.  Will  dated  Feb.  17,  1625; 
proved  Nov.  27,  1626.  Son.  Robert  and  his  daughter,  ]\Iargaret;  son  Edward  and 
his  daughter,  Elizabeth.  Grandchild,  Mary  Palmer.  Daughter,  Elizabeth  Martin; 
daughter,  Frances,  wife  of  Roger  Bardwell. 

JOHN  FISKE,  OF  ELMSWELL.  Will  dated  Sept.  4,  1616:  proved  Oct. 
14,  1616.  Brothers,  Robert,  Simon  and  Edward.  Brother-in-law,  Thomas  Palmer; 
brother-in-law,  Thomas  Bardwell;  brother-in-law,  Thomas  Martin.  Appoints  his 
mother,   Emme  Fiske,   executrix. 

MARGARET  FISKE,  OF  SWIFTING,  widow.  Will  dated  Apr.  19,  1636. 
To  her  son,  Nathan,  one-third  of  all  her  goods,  and  the  residue  to  her  daughters, 
Mary,  Margaret  and  Sarah.     Appoints  her  son,  Nathan,  executor. 

JOHN  FISKE,  THE  ELDER,  OF  WENHASTON.  Will  dated  May  6, 
1636;  proved  Apr.  21,  1640.  To  his  daughter,  Susan  Fiske,  £40.  Appoints  his  son, 
John,  executor. 

AMOS  FISKE,  OF  DENNINGTON,  singleman.  Will  dated  Jan.  8,  1641-2; 
proved  Apr.  21,  1642.  Sister  Frances,  wife  of  John  Russell;  sister  Margaret  Fiske, 
Father-in-law.  William  Fiske.  Mother,  Margaret.  Directs  that  his  brothers, 
John  and  William,  the  younger,  be  bound  apprentices;  brother,  William,  the  elder, 
residuary  legatee. 

ZACHARY  FISKE,  OF  WETHERSDEN.  Will  dated  Feb.  18,  1646-7; 
proved  Jan.  2"],  1647-8.  Wife,  Mary.  Mentions  William  Fiske,  eldest  son  of  John 
Fiske,  of  Ruttlesden,  Gent,  and  Zachary  Fiske,  son  of  Robert  Fiske,  of  Norton, 

1661.     Mentions  his  brother,  James  and  Samuel   Fiske,  Weybred. 

9,  1623;  proved  July  9,  1633.  Wife,  Emme.  Sons,  Francis,  Thomas  and  William. 
Daughters,  Emme  and  Elizabeth.     Grandson,  John. 

FRANCIS  FISKE,  OF  ALDBOROUGH.  Will  dated  Mar.  31,  1634;  proved 
Nov.  27,  1634.  Mother,  Emma  Fiske.  Son,  John.  Appoints  his  wife,  Anne,  exec- 

JOFIN  FISKE,  OF  SOUTHWOLD.  Will  dated  Apr.  20,  1648.  Bequeathes 
to  his  wife,  Mary,  lands  in  Wenhaston.  Sons,  John,  Sturgeon  and  Anthony,  all 
under  21.     Daughter,  Margaret,  wife  of  Gilbert  Hopkin.     Daughter,  Susan  Fiske. 


(By  Isabella  H.  Fiske,  of  Wellesley  Farms,  Mass.) 
To  the  member  of  the  family  who  is  interested  in  its  early  history,  and  is 
taking  a  trip  in  England  there  will  be  hardly  anything  more  fruitful  of  enjoyment 
than  turning  aside  a  little  from  the  beaten  track  and  visiting  his  ancestral  home 
of  Laxfield,  in  Suffolk,  from  which  the  American  branch  of  the  Fiskes  emigrated. 
The  town  and  its  vicinity  make  an  interesting  study.  The  nearest  railroad 
town,  and  one  with  which  the  Fiskes  themselves  were  early  identified,  is  Framling- 
ham,  some  eight  miles  distant,  and  with  twenty-five  hundred  inhabitants.  The 
town  itself  claims  through  tradition  to  date  from  the  time  of  Redwald,  king  of  the 
East  Angles.  It  is  certainly  as  early  as  the  Norman  period,  as  the  structure  of  its 
castle  shows. 

This  is  a  fine  old  ruin,  one  of  the  largest  in  England,  covering  over  an  acre 
of  ground,  with  its  thick  walls,  arched  gateway,  and  rising  towers.  It  has  a  most 
interesting  history,  having  been  held  since  the  earliest  records  till  through  the 
thirteenth  century  by  the  baronial  family  of  the  Bigods,  these  being  bestowed  by 
Edward  I.  upon  his  son  Thomas,  of  Brotherton,  and  still  later  coming  into  the 
hands  of  the  Mowbrays  and  Howards;  families  later  represented  by  the  earls  and 


dukes  of  Norfolk.  It  was  at  one  time  surrendered  into  the  hands  of  John,  and 
again,  much  later,  was  seized  by  the  crown  and  became  the  residence  of  Queen 
Mary  of  England,  being  afterwards  restored  to  the  Howards  by  James  I.  Coming, 
in  the  seventeenth  century,  through  purchase,  into  the  hands  of  Sir  Robert 
Hitcham,  it  was  considerably  dismantled,  and  was  finally,  on  the  hard  terms  of  its 
■entire  demolishment  given  over  by  his  will  into  the  possession  of  Pembroke  Col- 
lege, Cambridge. 

There  is  also  in  Framlingham,  the  fine  old  church  of  St.  Michael's,  dating  in 
part  from  the  thirteenth  century,  and  harboring  as  its  chief  treasure  the  altar 
tombs  of  the  Howards;  the  most  noted  among  whom  are  the  two  earls  of  Surrey, 
one  victor  of  Flodden  field,  the  other,  the  gifted  poet  of  the  Tudor  era,  and  a 
victim   of   Henry   VII. 

Modern  Framlingham  is  quiet  enough,  boasting  as  its  chief  interest,  the  Albert 
Memorial  College,  a  large  school  for  boys.  It  still  keeps  its  antiquarian  interest 
as  central,  however. 

The  name  of  Fiske  is  by  no  means  an  unknown  one  here.  It  may  be  found 
upon  the  stones  in  St.  Michael's  churchyard,  which  is  comparatively  recent,  occur- 
ring about  half  a  dozen  times.  It  is  to  be  seen  in  the  town  records  also,  and  over 
shop  doors  and  the  like,  occasionally.  In  one  instance,  however,  the  proprietor — 
whose  name  was  Fisk — of  one  of  the  stores  there,  on  being  interviewed  in  regard 
to  his  family  was  unfortunately  unable  to  trace  back  his  lineage  even  so  far 
as  his  own  grandfather.  But  we  may  feel  ourselves  quite  justified  in  identifying  the 
early  history  of  the  family  with  that  of  the  town  in  all  the  stirring  scenes  that  were 
witnessed  there. 

In  Framlingham  we  have  a  strong  recollection  of  the  past.  In  Laxfield  we 
have  the  past  itself,  as  something  still  present,  not  yet  outgrown.  It  is  all  de- 
lightfully typical  of  England.  In  the  first  place,  we  have  the  real  English  coun- 
try. We  have  behind  us  all  thought  of  time  and  press  of  circumstances,  and 
stroll  leisurely  along  the  winding  lanes,  shut  in  by  green  hedgerows  from  the 
sloping  hillsides  where  the  sheep  and  cattle  graze  peacefully.  We  have  the  coun- 
try life  of  centuries  ago,  too.  It  is  all  just  as  it  was  when,  as  an  old  play  tells 
us:  "Prince  Charlie  came  riding  down  to  hunt  the  deer  at  Laxfield  with  his  men," 
or  when  Cromwell  and  his  men  came  riding  along  that  way  on  their  destructive 

Come  they  did,  most  probably  along  this  route,  for  the  little  church  at  Laxfield 
bears  traces  of  vandal  hands,  which  marked  the  overzeal  of  the  Roundheads.  As 
we  enter  the  little  town,  of  about  five  hundred  inhabitants,  the  whole  atmosphere 
is  delightful,  this  stepping  out  of  the  whirl  of  traffic,  the  rush  of  modern  life,  and 
breathing  this  quieter  air,  with  its  suggestions  of  lavender  and  musk,  its  folds 
and  creases  of  the  past  still  lingering.  The  great  charm  is  the  quaint  unconscious- 
ness of  it  all.  The  centuries  have  slipped  by  unnoted,  and  the  old  church  still 
waits  for  the  awakening  touch  that  seems  as  far  away  as  ever.  The  handful  of 
houses  grouped  around  it  are  true  English  country  homes.  The  rectory  one  would 
wish  particularly  to  visit; a  charming  little  place, which,  with  its  bower  of  green  and 
rosevines  and  suggestions  of  perpetual  summer,  has  all  the  romance  and  quaint- 
ness  of  the  setting  of  the  "Vicar  of  Wakefield."  The  rector  seems  the  Vicar 
■himself,  gray  and  gentle  as  he  is;  a  most  hospitable  man,  who  keeps  up  from 
"his  little  retreat  with  the  movement  of  the  world's  forces,  yet  with  a  contemplative, 
rather  than  an  active  interest. 

We  have  a  strong  sense  of  ownership  in  this  ancestral  home  of  ours  as  we 
linger  along  its  shaded  street,  on  our  way  to  the  churchyard.  This  grows  upon  us  as 
we  find  upon  the  mossgrown  stones  half  obliterated  epitaphs,  containing  the 
familiar  family  name.  It  is  something  set  off  from  the  thoroughfare  of  the  cease- 
less throng  of  tourists;  a  little  by-way  in  which  we  can  take  an  especial  pride, 
and  something  as  deserving  of  study  as  many  a  better  known  object  of  attention. 

As  we  enter  the  exquisite  little  church,  we  note  the  rich,  time-darkened  carv- 
ing, the  finely  executed  stone-work  of  the  fourteenth  century,  and  the  later  Jacobin 
influence  in  the  work.  It  is  all  genuine  from  the  quaint  baptismal  font  within,  to 
the  square  tower  without,  rising  amid  the  trees. 

In  the  parish  register,  which  is  hardly  ever  opened,  the  records  begin  with 
the  sixteenth  century  and  the  name  of  an  Elizabeth  Fisk  is  found  to  be  one  of  the 
•first  entries,  in  1519.     Thus  the  old  register  bears  witness  that  the  Fiskes  were 


identified  with  the  town  at  the  earHest  account,  and  suggests  a  far-stretching  past 
as  a  fertile  field  for  the  imagination. 

The  feeling  of  ownership  culminates,  of  course,  in  visiting  the  old  homestead, 
Stadhaugh  perhaps  a  mile  distant.  It  is  a  fine  old  estate,  with  its  hundreds  of 
acres  still  kept  up  and  well  stocked  with  sheep  and  cattle,  and  its  traces  of  manor- 
house  dignity.  Its  quaintly  arranged  chambers,  its  rambling  roominess,  and  low- 
reaching  rafters  make  an  effective  background  for  the  bright  laughter  and  merry 
sport  of  the  rosy  cheeked  English  children  in  the  family  now  occupying  it.  We 
may  look  back  here  in  imagination  upon  the  environments  of  the  Stadhaugh 
Fiskes  in  the  old  days  of  Henry  IV.  and  Henry  VI.,  when  they  were  persecuted 
for  their  loyalty,  and  picture  the  lives  of  our  own  ancstors  there  to  whose  deeds 
of  highmindedness  Cotton  Mather  has  made  stirring  allusion,  naming  this  very 
estate  of  Stadhaugh  as  the  scene  of  the  events  he  has  narrated  to  us.  Surely  the 
old  homestead,  arousing  as  it  does  our  pride  and  patriotism,  is  a  fitting  link  in  the 
past  and  present  of  the  family  history. 

Typical  as  Laxfield  and  its  environs  are,  it  is  hard  to  describe  even  in  detail 
without  seeming  to  generalize.  The  associations  are  of  course  of  more  immediate 
interest  than  the  objects  themselves.  Yet  one  gets  a  great  deal  of  satisfaction,  in 
this  particular  instance  at  least,  by  going  back  to  the  haunts  of  his  family's 
childhood.  If  you  can  not  do  this  in  person,  take  down  your  Oliver  Gold- 
smith and  read  over  again  some  of  the  descriptions  of  Wakefield  and  its  vicar 
You  will  hardly  be  far  from  the  truth.  If  you  can  go,  do.  You  will  see  no  reason, 
if  you  are  a  lover  of  freshness  in  quaintness,  of  the  historic  past,  and  of  rural  Eng- 
land of  today  to  regret  having  visited  your  family's  early  home,  Laxfield. 

J^t0'4y^^'i-~      y^^t.!/^  :)4^^ 


(Rev.  Franklin  Woodbury  Fisk.) 

Extracts  from  my  notebook  of  travel,  describing  a  visit  made  in  July,  1872,  to 
the  Manor  of  Stadhaugh,  town  of  Laxfield,  county  of  Suffolk,  England,  for  several 
generations  in  the  possession  of  the  Fisk  family: 

July  23,  1872,  Laxfield.  at  "The  Royal  Oak"  hotel. — Leaving  Cambridge  at  10 
o'clock  yesterday  morning,  I  came  by  rail  to  Framlingham,  the  nearest  station 
to  Laxfield,  six  miles  distant.  Calling  on  two  brothers,  Henry  and  George  Fisk, 
the  first  a  glazier,  and  the  other  a  shop-keeper,  to  see  if  I  could  learn  anything 
respecting  their  ancestry.  I  found  that  I  could  learn  absolutely  nothing  except 
that  their  father,  many  years  before,  came  from  the  neighborhood  of  Laxfield. 
I  ordered  dinner  at  "The  Crown"  hotel,  at  5  o'clock,  and  meanwhile  visited  the 
old  castle,  now  in  ruins,  to  which  Queen  Mary  fied  when  Lady  Jane  Grey  was 
placed  upon  the  throne.  It  must  have  been  a  very  strong  castle  in  its  day.  I 
also  visited  the  ancient  church  in  which  is  the  tomb  of  the  celebrated  poet,  Henry 
Howard,  Earl  of  Surrey,  beheaded  by  Henry  VIII.  After  dinner  I  started  ofif  at 
6  o'clock  to  walk  to  Laxfield.  It  was  a  sweltering  day,  and  I  had  a  hard  walk, 
though  in  many  respects  a  pleasant  one,  reaching  Laxfield  about  8  o'clock.  I 
called  at  once  on  the  rector  of  the  church,  Rev.  John  Dallas,  a  gentleman  of  some 
60  years  of  age,  who  has  been  pastor  of  the  church  here  twenty  years.  He  received  me 
very  courteously,  and  kindly  offered  to  go  with  me  in  the  morning  to  the  old 
church  and  inspect  the  records  of  the  baptisms,  marriages  and  deaths  of  persons 
who  had  lived  in  the  parish  since  the  time  of  Queen  Elizabeth,  as  the  records  did 
not  extend  back  of  that  date.  After  engaging  lodgings  at  "The  Royal  Oak,"  I 
called,  at  the  suggestion  of  the  rector,  on  an  aged  gentleman  (Mr.  Brightly),  who 
for  many  years  has  been  an  officer  in  the  church,  and  has  known  the  inhabitants 
of  the  town  for  sixty  years.  He  kindly  gave  me  all  the  information  about  the 
Fisk  family  he  possessed,  and  said  that  there  had  been  no  one  of  that  name  living 
in  the   town   for  the   last  twenty   years. 


Woodbridge,  July  24. — After  breakfast  yesterday  morning,  I  accompanied  Rev. 
Mr.  Dallas  and  his  accomplished  daughter  to  the  venerable  church  edifice,  with 
its  ancient  Norman  tower.  We  opened  the  rusty  iron  chest,  took  from  it  the  old 
records,  and  pored  over  them  for  hours,  till  12  o'clock,  trying  to  decipher  the 
almost  hieroglyphic  characters  of  the  writing.  We  turned  first  to  the  records  of 
baptisms,  which  we  found  did  not  extend  back  of  1579,  and  these  records,  as  nearly 
as  we  could  make  them  out,  were  as  follows.  (There  is  copied  into  my  notebook 
a  list  of  twenty-seven  baptisms  extending  from  the  year  1579  to  the  year  1651, 
which  was  as  far  as  I  copied.)  The  name  Fisk  stands  the  second  one  of  the  names 
on  these  records,  and  is  almost  uniformly  spelled  for  some  years,  "Ffyske,"  but 
when  a  new  minister  or  clerk  came  to  enter  the  name,  he  spelled  it  differently,  and 
often  without  the  final  "e."  Indeed,  in  one  or  two  instances  the  name  seemed  to  have 
been  spelled  differently  in  the  same  entry  of  a  baptism,  thus:  "Mary  Ffyske, 
daughter  of  Nicholas  Ffysk,  was  baptized  the  8th  day  of  Nov.,  1581."  After  the 
entry  in  the  year  1514,  the  "y"  in  the  name  becomes  changed  into  "i,"  thus:  Ffiske 
or   Ffisk. 

I  noticed  this  record  of  a  marriage:  "Married,  Henry  Ffiske  and  Margarette 
Smith,  the  20th  day  of  Sept.,  1590." 

I  find  that  the  "Studhaw"  estate  (or  as  it  is  indiiTerently  spelled,  "Studhaw," 
"Sudhaw,"  "Stadhaugh"),  was  in  the  possession  of  a  Mr.  John  Smith,  and  I  sus- 
pect that  he  came  into  its  possession  through  the  marriage  connection  of  the 
Fisks  and  Smiths  referred  to  above.  This  Mr.  Smith  appears  to  have  been  a  man 
of  intelligent  and  benevolent  views,  as  he  willed  the  whole  estate,  consisting 
of  about  112  acres  of  excellent  land,  with  good  buildings,  to  the  town  of  Laxfield 
intrust,  the  income  of  which  should  be  forever  appropriated  to  the  support  of  a 
school  for  the  training  in  the  common  branches  of  an  English  education,  of  forty 
poor  orphan  boys  of  the  town  of  Laxfield,  or  if  necessary,  of  the  county  of 
Suffolk,  after  wliich  these  boys  were  to  be  taught  some  useful  trade.  The  be- 
quest was  made,  I  think,  in  1718,  and  ever  since  the  school  has  been  doing  this 
noble  work.  It  is  under  the  care  of  seven  trustees,  of  whom  the  Rev.  John  Dallas 
is  chairman.     I  visited  the  school  and  was  much  pleased  with  it. 

I  walked  out  with  Mr.  Dallas  to  the  estate,  lying  about  half  a  mile  from  the 
village,  and  was  politely  received  and  hospitably  entertained  by  the  tenants,  Mr. 
Thomas  Reed  and  wife,  who  showed  me  through  the  house,  which  must  have 
been  quite  a  grand  one  in  its  day,  though  changed  from  age  to  age,  not  always, 
as  I  think,  for  the  better.  In  the  garret  of  the  house  I  saw  fine  old  oak  wainscoting 
that  generations  ago  adorned  the  lower  rooms  of  the  manor  house.  The  biiilding 
is  of  stone,  of  very  ample  dimensions  on  the  ground,  and  has  a  very  large  kitchen, 
and  butter  and  cheese  rooms,  and  has  commodious  outbuildings.  The  rent  of  the 
estate  is  £170  a  year.  Mr.  Reed's  father  and  grandfather  lived  as  tenants  on  the 
estate,  in  all  for  ninety  years.  After  spending  a  very  pleasant  hour  at  this  de- 
lightful house  of  my  ancestors  for  several  generations,  I  returned  to  the  quamt 
little  village  of  Laxfield.  and  bidding  "good-bye"  to  my  kind  friend,  Mr.  Dallas, 
walked  back  to  Framlingham,  and  taking  a  railway  train  to  this  place  (Wood- 
bridge),  stopped  here  over  night  to  call  on  Mr.  Samuel  Fisk  and  his  two  sons, 
whom  I  found  to  be  prosperous  business  men.  The  father  had  left  Laxfield  forty 
years  ago,  and  had  established  himself  in  Woodbridge,  in  the  cabinet-making  busi- 
ness, in  which  he  had  been  very  successful. 


(By  Prof.  John  Fiske,  of  Cambridge.) 

With  regard  to  an  article  on  the  English  Fiskes,  I  hardly  think  I  know  any- 
thing which  you  do  not  know  already,  but  with  regard  to  the  Manor  House,  I 
can  tell  you  briefly  of  a  visit  which  I  made  there  in  June.  1880.  1  had  been  givmg 
some  lectures  in  London,  and  was  going  thence  to  Edinburgh  to  give  a  course  of 
lectures  there.  I  stopped  at  Ipswich  and  passed  a  night  at  the  Great  White  Horse 
Inn.  immortalized  in  "Pickwick  Papers."  Took  the  train  next  morning  for  the 
quaint  old  market  town  of  Framlingham.  The  English,  by  the  way,  do  not  pro-, 
nounce  that   "1",   and   I   suppose   that   our   Framingham   was   named   after   it.     At 


PVamlingham,  my  wife  and  I  tooK  a  dog  cart  and  drove  through  Dennington,  where 
Nicholas  Fiske  lived  in  the  days  of  "Bloody  Mary,"  to  Laxfield,  which  is  nine 
miles  from  Framlingham,  and  almost  within  the  salt  smell  of  the  German  Ocean. 
I  felt  very  doubtful  whether  there  would  be  anything  to  see  at  Laxfield  more 
than  a  meadow  or  potato  patch,  but  it  would  be  something  to  see  even  the  site 
which  one's  forefathers  left  when  they  came  to  New  England.  I  inquired  of  a 
man  working  on  the  road,  and  learned  that  the  Manor  House  of  Stadhaugh  was 
still  standing,  and  that  information  on  local  history  might  be  obtained  from 
Mr.  Aldrich,  the  parish  clerk.  After  a  pleasant  call  at  the  house  of  this  gentle- 
man, I  continued  on  my  way  until  at  the  end  of  a  very  long  hedgerow  I  saw  the 
quaint  farmhouse  known  as  Stadhaugh  Manor.  The  present  occupant,  Mr. 
Thomas  Read,  was  standing  at  the  gate.  On  my  mentioning  my  name,  he  invited 
us  into  tl;e  dining-room,  a  long,  low-studded  room  with  large  fire-place,  tall  clock 
well  stocked  bookshelves,  plants  in  the  window,  and  all  the  appearance  of  com- 
fort. I  learned  from  Mr.  Read  that  the  house  was  built  in  the  time  of  Henry 
VHL,  apparently  at  a  season  when  window  taxes  were  high.  Fiskes  had  lived  on 
the  spot  since  the  time  of  Richard  H.,  and  how  much  earlier  I  do  not  know.  They 
came  to  America  in  such  numbers  that  the  name  became  nearly  extinct  in  Suffolk. 
The  last  Fiske  of  Stadhaugh  died  about  1675.  The  estate  then  passed  into  the 
hands  of  John  Smith,  Esq.,  who  died  in  1715,  leaving  the  Manor  House  and  farm 
of  about  three  hundred  acres  to  the  Parish  of  Laxfield  with  a  provision  that  the 
income  should  be  devoted  to  preparing  poor  boys  for  the  University  at  Cam- 
bridge. The  place  was  leased  by  the  parish  to  a  family  named  Read  on  a  ninety- 
nine  year  lease,  and  at  the  expiration  of  that  period,  the  lease  was  renewed  for 
another  century. 

My  entertainer  belonged  to  the  sixth  generation  of  Reads  who  had  lived  in 
that  house.  He  was  a  fine,  tall,  stately  man,  quick  in  mind  and  well  informed, 
very  like  the  best  type  of  New  England  deacon.  He  seemed  interested  in  seeing  a 
descendant  of  the  ancient  Fiskes,  and  said  that  it  was  not  often  that  he  had  such 

We  called  upon  the  vicar.  Rev.  William  Mothersole,  who  said  that  we  would 
find  on  the  floor  of  the  parish  church  the  names  of  some  Fiske  ancestors  buried 
beneath.  The  little  parish  church  was  built  about  the  time  of  King  Alfred,  1,000 
years  ago.  The  floor  was  covered  with  strips  of  a  kind  of  hemp  carpet,  and  on 
raising  them,  there  was  a  good  deal  of  dust  to  be  cleared  away,  and  as  my  time  was 
limited,  I  gave  up  the  search  for  Fiske  graves.  I,  however,  saw  that  of  "John 
Smith,  Armiger." 

The  vicar's  son,  a  bright  boy  of  twelve,  who  was  much  interested  in  the 
proceedings,  took  me  to  the  village  green  where  the  one  martyr  of  Laxfield  was 
burned  in  the  evil  days  of  Mary  Tudor.  This  victim  was  the  Rev.  John  Noyes,  and 
Fox,  in  his  "Book  of  Martyrs,"  tells  how  his  brother-in-law,  Nicholas  Fiske,  of 
Dennington,  visited  him  the  evening  before  his  execution. 

I  believe  there  is  nothing  more  of  interest  to  be  said  about  my  visit.  The 
country  at  Laxfield  and  all  about  it  has  that  finished,  pastoral  beauty  so  character- 
istic of  the  English  landscape. 


(By   Rev.   Albert  A.   Fiske.) 

The  Fiskes  in  America  are  descended  from  an  ancient  family  of  that  name, 
which  for  centuries  and  until  a  recent  period,  had  its  seat  and  manorial  lands  in 
Laxfield,  in  the  county  of  Suffolk,  England.  As  early  as  1422,  one  Symond  Fiske 
resided  there  as  Lord  of  the  Manor  of  Stadhaugh,  and  entitled  by  grant  to  coat 
armour.  Several  of  his  descendants  appear  to  have  justly  gained  repute  for  piety 
and  education,  both  among  churchmen  and  non-conformists,  and  numbers  of  them 
during  the  protracted  struggle  of  the  Reformation,  and  especially  in  the  days  of 
Queen  Mary,  endured  severe  persecutions  on  account  of  their  staunch  adherence 
to  Evangelical  principles. 

Robert  Fiske,  of  Laxfield,  son  of  Simon,  and  fourth  in  descent  from  Symond 
Fiske,  of  the  same,  married  Sibyl  Gold,  and  had  sons,  William,  Jeffrey,  Thomas 


and  Eliezer.  These  parents  were  the  progenitors  of  all  the  Fiskes  that  settled  in 
New  England,  so  far  as  known,  before  1640.  In  considering  their  posterity  here, 
we  must  trace  them  as  descended  from  two  distinct  groups,  coming  over  about 
the  same  time  (1637),  one  group  settling  in  Wenham,  and  the  other  in  Watertown, 
Mass.  William  Fiske,  eldest  son  of  Robert,  married  Ann  Anstye,  and  had  children, 
John,  Nathaniel  (who  died  j^oung),  Eunice  and  Hannah,  the  last  of  whom  mar- 
ried William  Candler,  and  was  the  mother  of  Rev.  Matthias  Candler,  whose  manu- 
scripts, now  on  file  in  the  British  Museum,  furnish  the  records  from  which  the  early 
history  of  the  Fiskes  in  England  have  been  compiled.  John  Fiske,  the  eldest  son 
of  William,  above,  and  grandson  of  Robert  and  Sibyl  Fiske,  married  Ann,  a 
daughter  of  Robert  Lantersee,  and  had  children,  John,  William,  Anne  and  Martha, 
all  of  whom,  with  their  mother,  embarked  for  America  in  1637.  Their  father  had 
died  previously  (in  1633),  and  during  the  passage  the  mother  died  also.  The 
two  brothers,  having  married  in  England,  settled  with  their  families  in  Wenham, 
then  a  village  of  Salem,  Mass.,  about  1640.  John,  who  had  been  already  ordained 
in  the  English  Church,  became  a  noted  and  influential  minister  in  the  colony,  and 
was  settled  as  the  first  minister  of  the  church  in  Wenham.  Cotton  Mather,  in 
that  quaint  volume  entitled  "Magnalia,"  makes  honorable  allusion  to  him,  both 
as  scholar  and  preacher,  and  said  that  "like  the  beloved  Luke,  his  praise  was  in 
all  the  churches."  His  brother,  William,  became  also  a  man  of  mark,  filled  various 
public  offices,  was  representative  to  the  general  court  of  Massachusetts,  but  died 
in  the  prime  of  his  powers  and  usefulness,  under  40  years  of  age.  Both  were  able 
and  useful  men,  were  zealous  Puritans  in  religion,  and  left  descendants  who  per- 
petuated their  good  name  for  several  generations. 
T~  About  the  same  time  that  Rev.  John  and  his  brother  established  themselves 
in  Wenham,  several  of  their  relations  became  also  emigrants  to  the  colony.  David 
Fiske,  of  Watertown,  who  settled  there  with  his  son,  David,  and  nephews,  John  and 
Nathan;  and  Phinehas  Fiske,  of  Wenham,  who  brought  with  him  sons,  James 
(afterwards  of  Haverhill),  John  and  Thomas — these  two  separate  groups  of  families 
were  respectively  descended  from  J^effrey  Fiske  and  Thomas_Fiske,  the  third  sons 
of  Robert  and  Sibyl,  previously  mentioned; ^heir  cousin^TRev.  John  and  William, 
being  descended,  as  we  have  already  shown,  from  William  Fiske,  the  first  son  of 
the  same.  From  these  brothers  and  cousins,  eight  in  all,  who  were  thus  early 
colonized  in  the  commonwealth,  have  sprung  a  numerous,  widely  scattered,  and 
very  respectable  posterity.  Over  one  hundred  and  sixty  of  their  number,  bearing 
the  family  name,  are  on  the  roll  of  college  graduates,  while  very  many  of  them 
have  variously  attained  distinction  as  divines,  authors,  scholars,  and  public  men, 
two  having  been  prominent  candidates  for  the  Presidency  of  the  United  States. 
There  is  not  a  university  or  collegiate  institution  in  this  land,  which  has  not 
had  at  some  period  a  Fiske  filling  a  prominent  chair  on  its  board  of  faculty, 
while  four  of  them  have  been  elected  to  the  presidency  of  such  corporations. 
And  as  to  minisrers  and  deacons  of  churches,  their  number  is  alijiost  beyond 
enumeration.  " 

We  will  now  consider  more  particularly  the  Wenham  group  of  Fiskes.  Rev. 
John  Fiske  and  family  arrived  in  Cambridge,  Mass.,  in  1637.  There  he  engaged 
for  awhile  in  teaching  school,  and  afterwards  in  Salem,  where  he  conducted  the 
first  grammar  school  with  remarkable  success,  his  pupils  being  able,  it  is  said,  to 
conipose  readily  in  Latin,  verse  or  prose.  In  1643  he  removed  to  Wenham 
(adjoining  Salem),  gathered  a  church,  and  became  its  first  pastor,  in  1644.  and 
continued  such  for  more  than  twelve  years.  In  1655  he  removed  to  the  pastorate 
of  the  church  in  Chelmsford,  in  which  he  continued  till  1677,  when  he  died  at 
the  age  of  y6,  leaving  a  family.  Rev.  John  Fiske  was  twice  married.  His 
first  wife,  after  living  with  him  about  thirty-seven  years,  died  in  1771.  Such  was 
her  remarkable  knowledge  of  Scripture  that  she  was  called  her  husband's 
concordance.     She  was  the  mother  of  his  children. 

Moses,  only  son  of  Rev.  John  Fiske  that  arrived  to  maturity,  graduated  at 
Harvard  College  in  1662 — the  first  of  the  Fiske  alumni  in  this  country;  was 
licensed  to  preach  in  1671,  and  ordained  and  settled  over  the  church  in  Braintree 
(now  Quincy),  Mass.,  the  following  year.  He  was  a  preacher  of  considerable 
power  and  animation.  Several  of  his  sermons  were  published,  and  may  be 
found  in  the  archives  of  the  Massachusetts  Historical  Society.  Rev.  Mo:es  Fiske 
was  twice  married.  His  first  wife  was  Sarah,  a  daughter  of  William  Symmes,  of 
Charleston,    whom    he    married    in    1671.     Of    his    fourteen    children    those    that 


lived  were  named  as  follows:  Mary,  Sarah,  Ann,  Elizabeth,  Moses,  John,  William, 
Samuel.  Mrs.  Sarah,  wife  of  Rev.  Moses  Fiske,  died  in  1692.  In  I700,  Jan.  7, 
he  married  Mrs.  Quincey,  a  daughter  of  the  distinguished  Rev.  Thomas  Shepard. 
By  her  he  had,  Shepard  Fiske,  born  April  19,  1703;  Margaret  Fiske,  born  Dec.  15,' 
1705.  Shepard  Fiske,  youngest  son  of  Rev.  Closes  Fiske,  graduated  at  Harvard 
College  in  1721,  and  died  a  physician  at  Bridgewater,  ^lass.,  in  1779.  Mr.  Fiske's 
daughters,  except  the  last,  all  married  clergymen.  Two  of  his  sons  also,  John  and 
William,  were  clergymen.  But  the  subsequent  history  of  their  brothers,  Moses  and 
William,   is   not  definitely  known. 

John  Fiske,  second  son  of  Rev.  Moses  Fiske,  of  Braintree  (Quincy),  graduated 
at  Harvard  College  in  1702,  preached  awhile  in  Braintree  Church,  and  was  or- 
dained pastor  of  a  church  in  Killingly,  Conn.,  October  19,1715;  his  brother-in-law, 
Rev.  Joseph  Baxter,  of  Medfield,  preaching  the  sermon.  Here  he  remained 
until  1741,  when  disafifection  arising  in  the  church,  he  was  dismissed  and  retired 
upon  his  large  landed  estate  in  Killingly,  where  he  died  in  1773,  in  the  89th  year 
of  his  age.  He  is  reported  to  have  been  a  good  scholar,  an  able  preacher,  and  wise 
counselor.  His  wife  was  Abigail,  a  daughter  of  Rev.  Nehemiah  Hobart,  of  Newton, 
Mass.     Of  his  five  children  only  one  was  a  son,  and  he  died  in  infancy. 

Samuel  Fiske,  youngest  son  of  Rev.  Moses  Fiske,  of  Braintree,  graduated 
at  Harvard  College  in  1708 — where  his  name  appears  on  the  roll  without  the 
vowel  termination — and  was  ordained  minister  of  the  First  Church,  in  Salem,  Mass., 
in  October,  1708.  Says  Bentley,  in  his  memorial  sermon:  "Rev.  Saniuel  Fiske 
was  a  man  of  eminent  talents  in  the  pulpit,  of  firm  and  persevering  mind,  and  held 
in  high  esteem  until  disaffection  sprang  up  in  his  church  from  the  ill-defined 
discipline  then  existing  in  our  churches.  He  was  a  preacher  of  real  abilities, 
but  his  high  notions  of  church  authority  were  repugnant  to  many  persons,  and 
interfered  with  his  usefulness.  He  was  dismissed  from  the  First  Church,  in  1735, 
and  accepted  the  charge  of  a  new  society  established  by  his  friends.  He  preached 
the  first  centenary  lecture  of  the  First  Church,  August  6,  1729.  The  election 
sermon  delivered  by  him  before  the  Governor  and  Legislature,  in  1731,  may  be 
reckoned  as  among  the  best.  It  was  published  and  a  copy  is  preserved  among  the 
state  archives.  He  was  dismissed  from  the  Third  Church  in  1745,  when  he 
retired  from  the  ministry.  By  wife,  Anna  Gerrish,  he  had  five  children,  but  only 
one  of  his  sons  reached  maturity,  John,  born  May  6,  1744.  Rev.  Samuel  Fiske  died 
in  Salem,  in  1770,  at  quite  an  advanced  age. 

John  Fiske,  only  surviving  son  of  Rev.  Samuel  Fiske,  of  Salem,  engaged  in 
commercial  pursuits  and  acquired  property.  At  the  time  of  the  Revolution 
he  commanded  the  first  vessel  of  war  commissioned  in  the  service.  At  the  close  of 
the  war,  he  was  commissioned  a  Colonel,  then  a  Brigadier,  and  finally  a  Major 
General  in  the  State  Militia,  which  position  he  held  until  his  death,  in  1797.  He 
was  a  man  of  princely  hospitality,  of  enterprising  spirit,  and  of  benevolent  im- 
pulses. He  took  great  interest  in  the  various  religious  and  charitable  movements 
of  the  day,  and  contributed  freely  to  their  support.  He  was  thrice  married,  but 
left  no  male  issue. 

Peter  Fiske,  a  grandson  of  Rev.  Moses,  of  Quincy,  married  Sarah  Perry,  of 
Grafton,  Mass.,  November  15,  1758.  Four  of  their  children  were  there  born,  Moses, 
Nathaniel,  Peter,  Sarah,  John.  Of  these  the  eldest,  Moses,  graduated  at  Dart- 
mouth College,  in  1786;  was  licensed  and  preached  awhile,  but  never  ordained  to 
the  pastorate.  He  was  a  tutor  in  Dartmouth  College  from  1788  to  1795,  when  he 
removed  to  Helham,  Tenn.,  and  died  there  about  1842.  He  remained  single  until  50 
years  of  age,  and  then  reared  a  family  of  nine  children.  He  ever  manifested  a 
strong  disapprobation  of  negro  slavery,  although  living  in  the  midst  of  slavery  all 
his  days  in  the  south.  He  was  the  author  of  several  published  works  on  slavery. 
John  Fiske,  brother  of  above,  graduated  at  Dartmouth  College,  in  1791,  studied 
theology  with  Rev.  Dr.  Lyman,  of  Hatfield,  and  was  ordained  to  the  ministry 
at  Hadley,  Mass.,  in  May,  1794.  Preaching  for  awhile  as  an  evangelist,  he  ac- 
cepted a  call  to  the  church  in  New  Braintree,  and  was  installed  pastor,  in  August, 
1796.  In  1809  he  enjoyed  with  his  church  a  remarkable  revival,  which  was  re- 
peated in  1818,  1819,  1826,  1831  and  1842.  The  fruits  of  these  awakenings  were 
numerous  additions  to  the  church.  He  preached  his  half  century  discourse 
October  26,  1846,  which  was  published.  He  took  a  deep  interest  in  the  cause 
of  education;  was  one  of  the  ef^cient  helpers  in  the  building  up  of  Amherst  College, 
and  received  the  degree  of  D.   D.   from  that  institution  in   1844.     He  continued 


to  preach  with  the  assistance  of  a  colleague,  until  October,  1854.  In  March  follow- 
ing, he  died  in  great  peace,  after  a  ministry  of  sixty-one  years  with  the  same 
people.  He  made  a  fine  figure  in  the  pulpit,  being  tall,  dignified,  of  serene  and 
intelligent  countenance.  He  possessed  a  clear  and  well  balanced  mind,  and  a 
general  completeness  of  character  seldom  found.  His  pulpit  efforts  were  marked 
by  eminent  good  sense  and  great  appropriateness,  especially  in  prayer.  Sev- 
eral of  his  discourses  were  published.  Mr.  Fiske  married,  in  1796,  Elizabeth 
Mellen,  of  Milford.  They  had  children:  John  ]\I.,  Alary  W.,  William,  Sarah,  Abby 
and  James.  The  youngest  daughter  married  George  Merriam,  one  of  the  pub- 
lishers of  Webster's  Dictionary.  William  Fiske,  son  of  Rev.  ]Dr.  John,  was  or- 
dained to  the  ministry  in  1865,  and  for  years  did  good  and  efficient  service  among 
the   Freedmen. 

William  Fiske,  Esq.,  who  emigrated  to  America  in  1637,  in  company  with  his 
brother.  Rev.  John  Fiske,  was  born  in  England,  about  1614,  and  was  there 
married  to  Bridget  Musket,  by  whom  he  had  several  children.  He  was  admitted 
Freeman  (at  Wenham),  in  1643,  and  chosen  town  clerk  of  the  same  during  the 
following  year.  He  was  elected  Representative  to  the  General  Court  of  the  Com- 
monwealth in  1647,  and  continued  in  that  office  by  annual  election  until  1652.  He 
appears  to  have  enjoyed  to  a  large  extent  the  confidence  and  respect  of  his 
townsmen,  but  was  cut  short  in  his  career  by  death,  in  1654,  in  the  prime  of 
his  life,  under  40  years  of  age;  having  during  the  eleven  years  of  his  residence  in 
Wenham,  repeatedly  served  in  all  the  positions  of  trust  within  the  gift  of  the  peo- 
ple. He  died  intestate,  and  therefore  most  probably  of  some  sudden  and  acute 
disease.  Letters  of  administration  were  granted  to  his  widow,  in  July,  1654.  by 
which  provision  was  made  for  the  following  children,  therein  named:  William, 
Samuel,  Joseph,  Benjamin,  and  Martha.  William,  the  eldest,  was  born  1642.  Other 
children  may  have  been  born  previously,  but  must  have  died  young.  The  above 
named  were  evidently  the  only  living  heirs  at  the  time  of  their  father's  decease. 
No  records  of  births,  marriages  or  deaths  were  kept  on  the  town  books  of  Wen- 
ham before  1686,  when  Capt.  Thomas  Fiske  was  instructed  to  commence  their 
registration  .  Consequently  the  facts  respecting  the  early  generations  are  derivable 
only  where  private  sources  are  wanting,  from  the  public  records  of  the  land 
and  probate  offices.  These  records,  for  the  entire  counties  of  Essex  and  Middle- 
sex, and  covering  a  period  of  over  two  hundred  3^ears,  in  connection  with  various 
town  records,  have  been  carefully  examined,  and  the  results  of  the  investigation, 
after  much  study,  have  been  compiled  in  the  following  pages. 

William  Fiske,  Jr.,  the  eldest  son  of  William  Fiske,  the  emigrant,  born  in 
1642,  was  married  to  Sarah  Kilham.  of  Wenham,  Jan.  15,  1662,  and  by  her  had 
several  children,  the  record  of  whose  names  and  births  was  found  among 
the  private  papers  of  his  grandson,  William  Fiske,  Sr.,  of  Amherst,  N.  H. 

Mr.  Fiske,  by  occupation  a  weaver,  was  admitted  a  Freeman  in  1670:  was 
chosen  deacon  of  the  Congregational  Church,  of  which  his  uncle,  Rev.  John  Fiske, 
was  first  pastor,  in  1679.  He  also  held  various  public  offices,  such  as  clerk, 
moderator  of  the  town  for  many  years.  He  also  represented  the  town  of  Wenham 
for  eleven  different  sessions  in  the  General  Court  of  Massachusetts.  Indeed,  he 
and  others  of  the  family,  for  fifty  years  consecutively,  were  the  sole  representatives 
of  the  town  in  that  body,  and  until  1720.  He  inherited  to  a  large  extent  his 
father's  ability  and  worthy  character,  being  deacon  of  Wenham  Church  for  above 
forty  years,  and  died  at  a  good  old  age,  in  his  86th  year.  In  his  will,  dated 
1725,  and  proved  1728,  all  of  his  children  are  mentioned  as  legatees,  except  those 
who  had  died  previously.  But  to  his  sixth  son,  Ebenezer.  who  was  principal  heir 
and  legatee,  and  also  his  immediate  successor  in  the  deacon's  office,  was  bequeathed 
"the  original  homestead,"  which  property  became  by  inheritance  the  residence 
also  of  his  grandson.  William  Fiske,  fourth  son  of  Dea.  Ebenezer,  and  remained  in 
the  family  until  March,  1773,  when,  upon  the  removal  of  said  William  Fiske  to 
Amherst,  N.  H.,  it  was  sold  to  one  Wm.  Webber.  Nothing  now  remains  to  mark 
the  spot  but  a  heap  of  stones,  and  the  family  name  becoming  extinct  in  Wenham, 
only  the  venerable  slabs  in  the  cemetery  are  left  to  bear  witness  to  the  fact 
that  here  was  the  ancestral  seat  of  an  ancient  and  honorable  family,  whose  de- 
scendants, widely  scattered  but  still  maintaining  the  high  character  of  their  lineage, 
constitute  today  the  main  body  of  the  Fiskes  in  America.  To  this  source  may  be 
traced  five  distinct  branches,  which  in  this  work  are  classified  as  the  Amherst, 
Upton,  Shelburne,  Rhode  Island  and  Connecticut  lines. 


William  Fiske,  fourth  son  of  Dea.  Ebenezer,  of  Wenham,  principal  heir  of  his 
estate  and  sole  executor  of  his  will,  resided  at  the  ancient  homestead  in  Wenham, 
where  probably  his  father,  himself  and  his  own  children  were  all  born,  until  the 
decease  or  removal  of  his  own  immediate  relatives.  Of  himself  personally  little 
is  known,  except  that  in  his  character  and  principles  he  was  a  staunch  Puritan. 
And  considering  that  the  characteristics  of  race  and  parentage  stamp  the  in- 
dividual, it  would  be  strange  were  the  case  otherwise.  His  ancestors  from  a  re- 
mote period  were  Puritans  or  Reformers,  a  lineage  illustrious  for  their  piety  and 
inflexible  virtues.  His  father  and  grandfather  were  successively  deacons  in  the 
original  Wenham  church,  for  upwards  of  seventy  years;  the  same  ancient  church 
of  which  the  Rev.  John  Fiske  himself,  was  the  original  pastor.  More  remotely 
still  the  family  had  been  identified  with  that  great  reformatory  struggle  in  England, 
from  which  were  gathered  the  rich  fruits  of  a  purer  faith  and  constitutional 
liberty.  Such  were  the  forefathers  of  William  Fiske,  and  such  the  ancestral  vir- 
tues, a  goodly  measure  of  which  he  inherited  with  his  patrimony.  That  he  was 
a  man  of  strong  religious  convictions  and  most  exemplary  life  is  manifest  from 
the  admirable  parental  discipline  by  which  his  children  were  trained  to  become 
excellent  citizens,  godly  men  and  women,  and  enabled  to  exert  a  wide  and  benefi- 
cent influence  in  their  day  and  generation.  And  in  this  respect  they  but  bear  em- 
phatic testimony,  alike  with  other  collateral  branches,  to  the  strength  of  that 
moral  principle  which,  taking  root  with  the  parental  stock  in  Wenham,  over  two 
centuries  ago,  has  marvelously  spread  and  diffused  itself,  like  a  spiritual  leaven, 
through  the  various  descendant  and  divergent  lines,  to  this  day.  Mr.  Fiske — ta 
resume  the  thread  of  family  history — having  been  appointed  sole  executor  of  Dea. 
Ebenezer's  will,  remained  in  Wenham  long  enough  to  settle  the  estate  and  dispose 
of  the  homestead,  and  various  tracts  of  land,  when  (in  1773)  he  removed  to  Am- 
herst, N.  H.,  with  his  wife  Susanna,  and  nine  children,  and  two  daughters-in-law, 
Mary  Bragg,  the  wife  of  their  son,  Jonathan,  and  Eunice  Nourse,  wife  of  their 
son,  William.  The  father,  William,  Sr.,  purchased  a  tract  of  land  on  the  south  side 
of  Walnut  Hill,  and  there  the  original  homestead  of  the  Amherst  Fiskes  was 
established.  Having  lived  to  see  his  country  proclaimed  free  and  independent, 
and  his  family  settled  in  comparative  comfort,  he  died  in  1777,  in  the  52d  year  of 
his  age. 

Of  their  sons  and  daughters,  all,  except  Anna,  married,  and  she  and  two 
others  excepted,  William  and  David,  remained  in  Amherst;  all  eventually  removed 
and  settled  elsewhere.  Some  of  them  raised  large  families,  and  all  more  or  less 
prospered  in  circumstances,  and  the  good  esteem  of  their  fellow  citizens.  Of 
them  all,  it  is  believed,  it  may  be  truly  said  that  their  lives  were  blameless  before 
God,  and  their  end  calm  and  full  of  peace.  Among  the  descendants  of  William 
Fiske,  Sr.,  of  Amherst,  may  be  mentioned  Judge  Jonathan  Fiske,  his  son.  Hon. 
Jonathan  Fiske,  Hon.  William  Fiske,  Hon.  Francis  N.  Fiske,  Rev.  Dr.  Franklin 
W.  Fiske,  Rev.  Dr.  L.  R.  Fiske,  Rev.  Dr.  William  Allen  Fiske,  Rev.  A.  A. 
Fiske,  and  a  long  roll  of  deacons  and  other  church  officers. 



Below  will  be  found  a  list  of  persons  by  the  name  of  Fiske  and  Fisk,  who  have 
graduated  at  the  various  colleges  in  this  country: 

HARVARD  UNIVERSITY,  CAMBRIDGE.  MASS.— the  following  is  a  list 
of  graduates  of  Harvard  College  by  the  name  of  Fisk— Fiske.  The  date  at  the  left 
denotes  the  year  of  graduation,  the  letters  1  and  m  signify  Law  and  Medical 



Graduates  not  preceded  by  a  star  are  supposed  to  be  living  at  the  present  time: 

*i7o8  Samuel.  1849 

*i72i  Shepard. 

*i759  Samuel.  1853 

■•■1772  William. 

*i8o5  Charles.  *i853 

*i824  Benjamin  Franklin.  i860 

♦1843  1  Stuart   Wilkins. 

♦1846  1  Robert  Farris.  1861 

♦1864  Albert  Levi. 
1873  Lyman  Beecher,  Cambridge,         1862 

1880  m  Samuel     Augustus,     37     i8th         1863 

Ave.,  Denver,  Colo. 
*i885  James  Lyman.  *i863 

1886  Frederic  Daniell,  32  Quincy  St.,         1866 

Cambridge,  Mass. 
1889  m  Arthur    Lyman,    13    West   50th        *i868 

St.,  New  York  City.  1869 

*i894  1  Arthur  Oilman. 


*i662  Moses.  1875 

*i702  John. 

♦1754  Nathan.  1881 

*I774  Abel. 

*I785  Thaddeus.  *i882 

*I787  Oliver.  *i882 

*I793  Samuel.  1886 

*I798  Isaac. 

*i8oi  Timothy.  1887 

*i8i5  John  Minot.  1887 

*i8i6  Luke.  1890 

*i8i8  Robert  Treat  Paine. 

*i8i9  Thomas.  1891 

*i825  Augustus  Henry. 

♦1829  m  Calvin  Park.  1893 

1846  1  Francis     Skinner,     98     Federal         1894 

Bldg.,  Boston,  Mass. 

Charles  Carroll,   149  E.  46th  St., 
New  York  City. 

Cornelius,  120  Broadway  (Room 
20),  New  York  City. 

Charles  Henry,  60  Congress  St., 
Boston,  Mass. 

Joseph    Emery,    Wellesley    Hills, 

George  Alfred,  Jr.,  Lombard  St., 
Dorchester,  Mass. 
John,     Prof.,     22     Berkeley     St., 
Cambridge,  Mass. 
m  Eugene  Rufus. 
Amos  Kidder,  "'N  e  w  York 
Times"  Office,  New  York  City. 
J.  McK.  Campbell. 
Arthur  Irving,    17  Montrose  St., 
Roxbury,  Mass. 

George,    Room    5,    60    Congress 
St.,  Boston,  Mass. 
Andrew,  10  Tremont  St.,  Boston, 

Fred.  Aug.  Parker,  44  Cherry  St., 
Somerville,  Mass. 
William  Boyd. 
1  John  Winthrop. 
m  Eustace  Lincoln,  22  Pritchard 
St.,  Fitchburg,  Mass. 
Edward,  Lincoln,  Mass. 
Robert  Francis,  Milton,  Mass. 
Winthrop    Edwards,   465    Beacon 
St.,  Lowell,  Mass. 
George    Stanley,    261    Clarendon 
St.,  Boston,  Mass. 
Charles  Henry,  Weston,  Mass. 
George   Converse,    Lombard   St., 
Dorchester,  Mass. 

YALE  COLLEGE,  NEW  HAVEN,  CONN.— The  list  of  graduates  by  the 
name  of  Fisk  and  Fiske  from  this  institution  is  as  follows: 

1743  Samuel,  Haddam,  Conn.;  d.  1749.        1877 
1747' Benjamin,     Portland,     Conn.;     d.       1881 

1770  Ichabod     E.,     Georgia;     d.     1810      1883 

1817  Ezra,   honorary  degree    (Williams       1883 

College,  1809).  1892 

1826  Charles  B.,  Staunton,  Va.;  d.  1866. 
1829  William   L.,    New   Haven,    Conn.;      1704 

d.  1834  (M.  D.). 
1840  Stuart  W.,  Natchez,  Miss.;  d.  1862.      1793 
1844  Robert    F.,    St.    Paul,    Minn.;    d. 

1863.  1856 

1844  Samuel   A.,   Northampton,   Mass.;      1863 

d.  1884.  1883 

1849  Franklin  W..  Chicago  (D.  D.). 
1863  Marcus  B..  m.  1883 


Samuel  A.,  Denver.  Colo.  (M.  D.). 

Pliny    B.,    d.,    Ree    Heights,    So. 
Dak.  (Rev.). 

Arthur    L.,    New   York   City    (M. 

Henry    E.,    Chicago. 

Otis  H.,  Covington.  Ky. 

Phinehas,      Haddam,      Conn.;     d. 

Moses,     honorary    degree     (Dart- 
mouth College,  1786). 

John  M.,  Boston,  Mass. 

John  S.,  Alassio,  Italy. 

Elisha     S.,     d.,     Waitsfield,     Vt. 

George  F.,  m.,  Chicago  (M.  D.). 



BROWN  UNIVERSITY,  PROVIDENCE,  R.  I.— Below  will  be  found  all 
graduates  of  the  name  of  Fisk  or  Fiske.  In  regard  to  the  abbreviations  at  the  end 
of  each  notice:  Nee.  stands  for  Brown  University  Necrology.  P.  stands  for  Per- 
sonal. Harvard  stands  for  Harvard  University  General  Catalogue.  Newton 
stands  for  Newton  Theological  Institute  General  Catalogue.  And.  stands  for  An- 
dover  Theological  Seminary  General  Catalogue.  The  rest  explain  themselves. 
The  degree  given  is  that  of  Bachelor  of  Arts  unless  otherwise  marked. 

1826— CALVIN   PARKE  FISKE,   M.   D.,Harvard,   1829.     From  Sturbridge, 

Mass.;  d.   1874-  „  .     .     ,    ^        .     ,  ^      , 

1825— DAVID  WOODWARD  FISKE.  Prmcipal  Frammgham  Academy, 
1825-26;  lawyer,  Wrentham,  Mass.,  1831-36;  merchant,  Detroit,  Mich.,  1836-55; 
Greenfield,  Mich.,  1855-71;  alderman,  Detroit.  Born  Sturbridge,  Mass.,  Nov.  2, 
1801;  died  Detroit,  Mich.,  July  12,  1871.  Nee.  1872 

1844— EUGENE  RUFUS  FISKE;  M.  D.,  Harvard  University,  1863.  Physi- 
cian, Scottsburg,  Ore.,  1849-64;  Salem,  Ore.,  1864-77;  one  of  the  founders.  Medical 
Department,  Willamette  University;  professor  Theory  and  Practice  of  Medicine 
eight  years;  one  of  the  founders  Oregon  Medical  Society.  Editor  "Surgical  and 
Medical  Reporter,"  Oregon.  Born  Cambridgeport,  Mass.,  June  4,  1817;  died 
Salem,  Ore.,  Aug.  27,  1877.  Harv..  Nee.  1878 

1825— -GEORGE  FISKE.  Theological  student,  Cambridge,  Mass.,  1825-26;  in 
business,  Lowell,  Mass.,  1826-30;  teacher,  Oswego,  N.  Y.,  1830-32;  ordained  Epis- 
copal, 1832;  pastor,  Oriskany,  N.  Y.,  and  Rome,  N.  Y.,  1832-37;  home  missionary, 
Richmond,  Ind.,  1837-44;  pastor  St.  Paul's  Church,  Richmond,  1844-55;  farmer 
and  preacher,  Richmond,  1855-60.  Born  Lincoln,  Mass.,  1804;  died  Richmond, 
Ind.,  Feb.  24,  i860.  Nee.  1862 

1812— ISAAC  FISKE.     From  Weston,  Mass.;  died  1813. 

1808— JOSIAH  JONES  FISKE,  A.  M.     From  Sturbridge,  Mass.;  died  1838. 

1840— OLIVER  FISKE.  Graduated  Newton  Theological  Institution,  1843; 
not  ordained;  resident,  Tewksbury,  Mass.  Newt. 

1837— OLIVER  JOHNSON  FISKE.  Student  Newton  Theological  Institu- 
tion, 1833-35;  ordained  Baptist,  1837;  pastor,  Limerock,  R.  I.,  1838-39;  teacher, 
Stewart's  Creek,  Tenn.;  Robertson  County,  Tenn.;  Nashville,  Tenn.,  two  years; 
president,  Eno  College,  Gallatin,  Tenn.,  until  1849;  pastor  various  churches.  111., 
until  1873.  Born  Nashville,  Tenn.,  Jan.  24,  1809;  died  Crawfordsville,  Ind.,  Jan.  8, 
1886.  Nee.  1886,  Newt. 

1803— PHILIP  MANCHESTER  FISKE.     From  Scituate,  R.  I.;  died  1828. 

1805— AMASA  FISK.  Lawyer,  Dover,  Vt.  From  Upton,  Mass.;  died  Do- 
ver, Vt.,  Mar.  23,  1847.  Nee.  1847 

1824— CHARLES  ROBINSON  FISK,  A.  M.  Graduated  Andover  Theolog- 
ical Seminary,  1828;  ordained  Congregational,  1828;  home  missionary,  1828-31; 
pastor,  Holden,  Me.,  1831-33;  Poland,  Me.,  1834-35;  Presbyterian  Church,  Logan, 
Ohio,  1836-?;  editor,  Galesburg,  111.,  i849?-5i;  pastor,  Mendota,  111.,  1853-55;  resi- 
dent, Mendota,  1862-?;  editor,  Delavan,  111.  Born  Wrentham,  Mass.,  Oct.  27,  1804; 
died  Delavan,  111.,  Dec.  28,  1869.  And' 

1869,  Ph.  B.— DANIEL  MOSES  FISK,  A.  M.,  1876;  Ph.  D.,  Finlay  College^ 
Ohio,  1890.  Professor  Biology,  Hillsdale  College,  14  years;  pastor  First  Congre- 
gational Church,  Jackson,  Mich.,  five  years;  First  Church,  Toledo,  Ohio.  Address 
2024  Robinwood  Ave.,  Toledo,  Ohio.  p' 

^^^f~^^^^^  FISKE.  Student  Andover  Theological  Seminary  one  year,  with 
class  of  1821;  not  ordained.     From  Upton,  Mass.     Born  May  24,  1790;  died  1854. 

^u   ^^2^T,?^^^^^     ^^^^'     ^-     ^-     "^^to^'     1796-99;     pastor      Congregational 
Church,  Wrentham,  Mass.,  1800-51.     Born  1770;  died  Wrentham,  Mass.,  Jan.   11, 

1815-WILBUR  FISK,  A.  M.;  D.  D.,  1835;  Augusta  College,  Kentucky?  18^29' 
Law  student,  1815-17;  teacher,  near  Baltimore,  Md.,  1816-17;  Methodist  preacher, 
Craftsbury  Circuit,  Vt,  i8i8;  Charlestown,  Mass.,  1819-20;  presiding  elder  Ver- 
mont district,  1823-27;  delegate  Methodist  General  Conference,  1824,  '28,  '32-  chap- 
.Q^^  ^'""'""^-^^^^'fif*",''^'  '^^^-  principal  Wesleyan  Academy,  Wilbraham,  Mass. 
wS?P.fn?'M'v  ^l^^^y^"  University,  1831-39;  visitor  U.  S.  Military  Academy. 
West  Point,  N.  Y.,  1832;  chaplain  Middletown  Artillery,  1832-39;  delegate  Wesley^ 
an  Conference,  England,  and  in  Europe,   1835-36;  member  Connecticut  Board  of 


Education,  1839.  Author  "Future  Rewards  and  Punishments,"  1823;  "Sermon  on 
SpirituaUty  and  Truth  of  Divine  Worship,"  1824;  Introductory  Address,  Wesleyan 
Academy,"  1825;  "Discourse  Before  the  Legislature  of  Vermont,  General  Elec- 
tion," 1826;  "Report  of  Committee  on  Education,  General  Conference,"  1828; 
"Two  Discourses  on  Universal  Salvation,"  1829;  "Sermon,  Mass.,  General  Elec- 
tion," 1829;  "Discourse  on  Predestination  and  Election,"  1831;  "Science  of  Educa- 
tion, Inaugural  Address,  Wesleyan  University,  1831,"  1832;  "Substance  of  a  Dis- 
course on  Death  of  Rev.  Edward  Hyde,  1832,"  1833;  "Address  on  Traffic  in  Ardent 
Spirits,"  1833;  "Substance  of  an  Address  Before  Middletown  Colonization  Society," 
1835;  "Calvinistic  Controversy,"  1835;  "Travels  on  the  Continent  of  Europe,"  1838; 
"Reply  to  Pierpont  on  the  Atonement,"  18 — .  See  "Life  by  J.  Holdich,"  1842. 
Born   Brattleboro,   Vt.,   Aug.   31,    1792;   died   Middletown,    Conn.,    Feb.   22,    1839. 

Wesl.,  Allibone 

1829— ALBERT  WILLIAM  FISKE.  Graduated  Andover  Theological 
Seminary,  1832;  ordained  Congregational,  1833;  pastor,  Alfred,  Me.,  1832-44;  Scar- 
boro.  Me.,  1844-48;  Houlton,  Me.,  1848;  Upton,  Mass.,  1849;  Kittery,  Me.,  1850-5?; 
Fisherville,  now  Penacook,  N.  H.,  1857-63;  acting  pastor.  Center  Harbor,  N.  H.^ 
1864;  Boscawen,  N.  H.,  1865;  Warner,  N.  H.,  1865;  Barnstead,  N.  H.,  1866-68;  Gro- 
ton,  N.  H.,  1869-71;  resident.  Penacook,  1863-92.  Author  of  "A  New  Year  Ofifer- 
ing."     Born  Upton,  Mass.,  Jan.  16,  1802;  died  Penacook,  N.  H.,  Dec.  7,  1892. 

Cong.  yr.  bk..  Nee.  1893 

1821— HON.  CALEB  FISKE,  M.  D.  Surgeon  Continental  Army;  physician, 
Scituate,  R.  I.;  Justice  Court  Common  Pleas;  original  member  R.  I.  Medical  Society; 
president,  1823-24.     Born  Scituate,  R.  I.,  1753;  died  Scituate,  Sept.,  1835.     R.  I.  eye. 

AMHERST  COLLEGE,  AMHERST,  MASS.— Following  is  the  list  of  Fisks 
and  Fiskes  graduated  here.  Information  up  to  1871  about  those  marked  *  will 
be  found  in  Montague's  Biographical  Record  of  Amherst  Alumni,  i  vol.,  800. 

*Rev.  Asa  S.  Fiske,  class  of  1855;  present  address,  Ithaca,  N.  Y. 

*Pliny  Fisk,  class  of  1840;  died  in  1872. 

*Samuel  Fisk,  class  of  1848;  died  in  1864. 

Frederick  A.  Fiske,  class  of  1836;  died  in  1878. 

Warren  C.   Fiske,  class  of  1840;  died  in  1887. 

Warren  Cooley  Fiske,  the  son  of  Stephen  and  Lucina  (Thompson) 
Fiske,  was  born  at  Wales,  Mass.,  Sept.  21,  1816,  and  was  fitted  for  college  at  Mon- 
son  Academy.  He  was  graduated  at  East  Windsor  (now  Hartford)  Theological 
Seminary,  1845;  was  ordained  at  East  Haddam,  Conn.,  May  19,  1847,  and  was  a 
home  missionary  in  Wisconsin  until  1850,  when  he  became  pastor  in  Marlboro, 
Conn.  After  eight  years  there  he  was  pastor  at  Canton  Centre,  Conn.,  1858-61; 
and  afterward  was  acting  pastor  one  year  at  Barkhamstead  and  at  Wolcott,  Conn., 
from  1869  to  1872.  His  health  failing,  he  moved  to  a  farm  in  Charlton,  Mass.,  in 
May,  1872,  and  from  there  to  Southington,  Conn.,  Sept.  20,  1884,  where  he  died 
of  consumption,  Apr.  17,  1887.  Mr.  Fiske  was  married  May  19,  1847,  to  Harriet 
M.,  daughter  of  Rev.  Isaac  Parsons,  of  East  Haddam,  Conn.     Four  children. 

*Rev.  Daniel  T.  Fiske,  class  of  1842;  present  address,  212,  High  Street,  New- 
buryport,  Mass. 

John  Winthrop  Fiske.  From  Bath,  Me.  Class  of  1876;  present  address,  170 
Broadway,   New  York  City. 

Arthur  W.  Fiske.  From  Granby,  Mass.  Class  of  1880;  present  address,  Gran- 
by,    Mass. 

Arthur  S.  Fiske.     Class  of  1884;  died  1891. 

George  F.  Fiske.  From  Hyde  Park,  Mass.  Class  of  1894;  present  address, 
75  Milton  Avenue,  Hyde  Park,  Mass. 

George  W.  Fiske.  From  Holliston,  Mass.  Class  of  1895;  present  address. 
Theological  Seminary,  Hartford,  Conn. 


FISK,  EZRA,  M.  A.  (also  Yale,  1817;  D.  D.  Hamilton,  1825),  graduated  1809; 
born  at  Shelburne,  Mass.,  1784;  lived  at  Goshen,  N.  Y.,  1813-1833;  died  at  Phila- 
delphia, Dec.  5,  1833. 

FISKE,   FREDERICK  WILLIAM,   M.   A.,   graduated   1872;   then  lived  at 
Southbridge,  Mass.,  but  before  1871  at  Hammonton,  N.  J.;  now  at  849  Grand  Ave. 
St.  Paul,  Minn. 


FISKE,  CHARLES  ALBERT,  graduated  1879;  res.  then  Southbridge,  Mass.; 
now  a  teacher  at  St.  Paul,  Minn. 


FISK,  EPHRAIM,  class  1827  (graduated  at  Union  College,  1827;  died  at 
Schenectady,  N.  Y.,   1827). 

FISK,  RICHMOND,  JR.,  class  1858;  in  college  from  1853  to  1855  or  1853;  res. 
at  that  time,   Hoosick  Falls,  N.  Y. 

FISK,  ELBRIDGE  N.,  class  1869;  in  college  from  1865  to  1866  or  1867;  res. 
at  that  time,  New  York  City. 

FISKE,  ARTHUR  WILMOT,  class  1880;  in  college  from  1876  to  1877;  res. 
at  that  time,  Granby,  Mass. 

FISKE,  ELISHA  SMITH,  class  1882;  in  college  from  1878  to  1879;  res. 
at  that  time,  Shelburne,  Mass. 

The  list  of  graduates  by  the  names  of  Fiske  and  Fisk  from  this  college  are  as 

FISK,  ALLEN,  graduated  1814. 

FISK,  CYRUS  M.,  HON.,  graduated  1870;  res.  Lowell,  Mass. 

FISK,  GEO.  A.,  MED.,  graduated  i860;  res.  Jesup,  la. 

FISK,.  JOHN  B.,  graduated  1798. 

FISK,  MARTIN  H.,  graduated  1852;  res.  Temple,  N.  H. 

FISK,  MOSES  M.,  graduated  1802. 

FISKE,  CHARLES  A.,  graduated  1861 ;  res.  Greenwich,  Conn. 

FISKE,  FRANCIS  S.,  graduated  1843;  res.  Boston,  Mass.,  No.  94  P.  O.  Bldg. 

FISKE,  JOHN,  graduated  1791. 

FISKE,  MOSES,  graduated  1786. 

FISKE,  NATHAN  W.,  graduated  1817. 

The  graduates  are  as  follows  in  the  several  departments. 


LEWIS  RANSOM  FISKE,  A.  B.,  1850;  A.  M.,  1853;  LL.  D.,  1879;  president 
of  Albion  College,  Albion,  Mich. 

EDWARD  DANIEL  FISKE.  A.  B.,  i860;  A.  M.,  1863;  died  at  Detroit, 
Mich.,  June  7,  1873. 

JOSEPH  HENRY  FISKE  (son  of  L.  R.  Fiske),  A.  B.,  1877;  res.  Lead- 
ville,  Colo.   (1890). 

HORACE  SPENCER  FISKE,  A.  M.,  1885;  A.  B.  (Beloit  College),  1882. 
Chicago.  111.  (Chicago  University  extension  lecturer). 

GEORGE  MYGATT  FISK,  A.  B.,   1890;  Ashtabula,  O. 


JOEL  H.  FISK,  M.  D.,  1857;  registered  from  Oberlin,  O. 
MELANCTHON  H.  FISK,  M.  D.,  1866;  Wauwatosa,  Wis. 


LEONARD  FISKE,  LL.  B..  1894:  Burlington,  Vt.  (1894). 


LEWIS  ROSS  FISKE  (son  of  L.  R.  Fiske),  1870-73  (Literary);  died  Sept.  8, 


ORLANDO    PORTER   FISK.    1863-64    (Law);    registered   from    Rochester, 

N.  Y. 

ROBERT  WASHINGTON  FISK,  1882-83  (Law);  registered  from  Mel- 
rose,   111. 

WILBUR  WASHINGTON  FISK,  1882-83  (Law);  registered  from  Green- 
castle,    Ind. 

JOSEPH  BAKER  FISK,  JR.,  1894-95  (Literary);  registered  from  Toledo,  O. 

JOSIAH   FISK,  aged  17,  entered  the  academy  in   1778,  the  first  year  of  the 
institution,  hailing  from  Andover.     As  a  matter  of  fact,  I  find  by  the  manuscript 
register  that  he  entered  on  the  very  first  day  of  the  school.     He  remained  in  the 
school  until  1780.     He  is  registered  as  having  died  in  1781. 


ELBRIDGE  FISK  entered  the  school  in  1811,  aged  12,  from  Beverly, 
Mass.,  and  left  it  in  1812.  He  was  a  merchant  in  Beverly  and  died  in  1846.  I 
found  the  notice  of  his  death  in  the  Salem  Register  of  Dec.  14,  1846,  where  he 
is  given  the  title  of  "Esq.,"  and  is  registered  as  47  years  old. 

AUGUSTUS  HENRY  FISKE  entered  in  1821,  at  the  age  of  15,  to  complete 
his  preparation  for  college,  being  from  Weston,  Mass.  He  graduated  at  Harvard 
in  1825.  He  studied  law  with  Hon.  Benjamin  Rand,  Boston,  and  at  Harvard  Law 
School;  was  a  lawyer  of  extensive  practice  in  Boston.  From  1848  he  resided  in 
Weston.  He  was  son  of  Isaac  Fiske,  Register  of  Probate  in  Middlesex  County, 
and    Sukey    Hobbs. 

JOHN  LANDON  FISKE  left  middle  class  June  '90  (at  P.  A.  year):  res.  139 
Oxford  St.,   North  Cambridge,  Mass. 

PIENRY  FREEMAN  FISKE  left  middle  class  in  '87  (at  P.  A.  four  years). 
Cliftondale,    Mass. 


This  is  the  list  of  Wesleyan  graduates  (including  one  non-graduate)  of  the 
name  of  Fisk.     There  were  none  named  Fiske: 

FISK,   EVERETT  OLIN.  18^3:  4  Ashburton  Place.  Boston,  Mass. 

FISK,  HERBERT  FRANKLIN,  i860;  Evanston.  111. 

FISK.  SEWALL  H.,  1840  (non-graduate;  died  Sept.  18,  1862,  in  hospital, 
at  Savannah,   Ga. 


No  one  name  Fisk  or  Fiske  has  thus  far  graduated  at  Cornell  University, 
though  several  persons  of  that  name  have  matriculated  at  the  university  and  have 
pursued  studies  there.  Below  are  the  names  of  all  these  persons,  with  their  home 
address  at  the  time  of  their  attendance  in  the  university: 

EPHRAIM  JOHN  FISKE,  of  Lebanon,  N.  Y.;  student  in  Cornell  Uni- 
versity  1878-79. 

FERDINAND  COMSTOCK  FISKE,  of  Maquoketa,  la.;  student  in  Cornell 
University  1878-79. 

CHRISTABEL  FORSYTHE  FISKE,  of  Ithaca,  N.  Y.;  student  in  Cornell 
University   1894-96. 

JOSEPH  BAKER  FISK,  JR.,  of  Toledo,  O. :  student  in  Cornell  University 


The  following  is  a  list  of  all  of  the  names  of  Fiske  given  in  our  Alumni  Cata- 

FISK,  HARVEY,  graduate  from  Hamilton  College,  1826:  received  a  de- 
gree here  in  1830. 

FISK,  E.  W.,  graduated  in  1849;  present  add.  Greencastle,  Ind. 

FISK,  H.  E.,  graduated  in  1877;  present  add.  28  Nassau  St.,  New  York  City. 

FISK,   P.,  graduated  in  1881 ;  present  add.  28  Nassau  St.,  New  York  City. 

FISK,  W.  C,  graduated  in  i8go. 

FISK,  C.  L.,  graduated  in  1895;  home  add.  Wallingford,  Conn. 


The  following  is  a  list  of  the  graduates  from  this  institution: 

1876— FRANKLIN  L.  FISK.  M.  A.,  clergyman,  Elkader,  la. 

1878— FRANKLIN  P.   FISK,  prin.   N.  W.  Div.   H.  School,  Chicago,  111. 

1880— JOHN  P.  FISK,  JR.,  real  estate  dealer,  Redlands,  Cal. 

1881— EDWARD  O.  FISK,  M.  A.,  insurance,  Minneaoolis,  Minn. 

1882— HORACE  S.  FISKE,  M.  A..  Lect.  Univ.  Exten.,  Univ.  Chicago,  III. 

1885— GEORGE  F.  FISKE.  Sec.  Mfg.  Co.,  Chicago,  111. 

BOWDOIN  COLLEGE,  BRUNSWICK,  ME.— The  only  graduate  of  the 
name  of  Fiske  (or  Fisk)  was  Rev.  John  Orr  Fiske.  D.  D.,  class  of  1837;  b.  July 
13,  1819,  Bangor,  Me.     Pastor  at  Bath,  Me.,  where  he  died  Dec.  18,  1893. 

graduate  from  this  college  is  Douglas  Andrus  Fiske,  Bachelor  of  Laws,  1891; 
res.  Minneapolis,  Minn. 

TUFTS  COLLEGE.  ANDOVER,  MASS.— Warren  Herbert  Fiske,  1891;  res. 
1189  Madison  St.,  Brooklyn,  N.  Y. 

KNOX  COLLEGE,  GALESBURG,  ILL.— Sarah  R.  Fisk,  gr.  1851:  Mrs. 
Dunn:  died  i86r. 


ate of  Northwestern  named  Fisk  is  Mrs.  Aurora  Fisk  Zeublin,  '90,  now  abroad. 
Her  father  is  Dr.  H.  F.  Fisk,  principal  of  the  Academy  of  N.  W.  U.,  Evanston,  ill. 

DE  PAUW  COLLEGE,  DE  PAUW,  IND.— The  only  graduate  is  Wilbur  A. 
Fisk,  class  of  1889,  from  Richmond,  Ind. 


The  graduates  are  as  follows: 

ABEL  FISK,  1797,  ae.  13,  Wilton,  N.  H. 

ROBT.  T.  P.  FISKE,  1813,  ae.  14,  Worcester.  Mass.;  H.  U.,  1818,  A.  M.,  M.  D. 

SAMUEL  PHILLIPS  FISK,  1817,  ae.  16,  Claremont,  N.  H.;  merchant. 

ROBT.  FARRIS  FISK,  1839,  ae.  19,  Cambridge,  Mass.;  Yale  College,  1844, 
A.   M.,   LL.   B.;  merchant. 

SAMUEL  AUGUSTUS  FISK,  1839,  ae.  17,  Cambridge;  Yale  College,  1844, 
A.   M.,   M.   D. ;  physician. 

CORNELIUS  FISKE,  1849,  ae.  19,  Lincoln,  Mass.;  H.  U.,  1853;  lawyer  in 
New  York. 

ARTHUR  IRVING  FISKE,  1862,  ae.  14.  Holliston,  Mass.;  H.  U.,  1869, 
A.   M.;  teacher  in  Boston. 

FRANK  WALKER  FISKE,  1867,  ae.  16,  Concord,  N.  H.;  business,  Kan- 
sas  City,   Mo. 

FRANK  WINSLOW  FISKE,   1868,   ae.    19,    Peterboro,    N.    H. 

LEWELLYN  EUGENE  FISKE,  1869,  ae.  16,  Peterboro. 

ANDREW  FISKE,  1869,  ae.  15,  Boston;  H.  U.,  1875,  LL.  B.;  lawyer, 

JOHN  WINTHROP  FISKE,  1872,  ae.  15,  Bath,  Me.;  Amh.  Coll.,  1876; 

GEORGE  MYGATT  FISK,  1886;  Ashtabula,  O. 

IRVING  LESTER  FISK,  1893;  Hoosick  Falls,  N.  Y. 

CHARLES  NORMAN  FISKE,  1894;  Upton,  Mass. 


During  the  past  few  years  it  has  been  quite  the  fad  to  look  up  one's  Revo- 
lutionary ancestors  and  at  once  make  application  for  membership  in  one  of 
patriotic  hereditary  societies.  Following  I  give  a  list  of  all  persons  by  this  name 
who  actively  participated  in  the  struggle  for  American  independence.  Three  of 
this  name  were  killed  at  the  battle  of  Bunker  Hill;  another  was  the  Surgeon  who 
attended  the  wounded  at  Lexington. 

Aaron  Fisk,  private.  Daniel  Fisk,  Upton. 

Abel  Fisk,  first  lieuenant,   Hopkinton.         Daniel  FisK,  private,  Deerfield. 
Abel  Fisk,  chaplain,  Pepperell.  Daniel  Fisk,  private,  Waltham. 

Abel  Fisk,  fi.:t  lieutenant,  Sherborn.  Oaniel  Fisk  (and  e),  surgeon,  Oxford. 

Abel  Fisk,  New  Salem.  Daniel  Fisk,  private,  Pepperell. 

Abijah  Fisk,  sergeant.  Daniel  Fisk,  second  lieutenant. 

Abijah  Fisk,  private,  Waltham.  David  Fisk,  private. 

Abner  Fisk,  private.  Wells,  Me.  David  Fisk,  filer. 

Abner  Fisk,  private,   Hol.iston.  David  Fisk  (Dr.),  private,  Lexington. 

Abraham  Fisk,  private.  David  Fisk,  drummer. 

Adam  Fisk,  lieutenant.  David  Fisk,  private,  Holden. 

Alpheus  Fisk,  private,  Sturbridge.  David  Fisk,  private,  Andover. 

Amos  Fisk,  private,  Waltham.  David  Fisk,  private,  Concord. 

Asa  Fisk,  private,  Holliston.  David  Fisk,  drummer,  Pepperell. 

Benjamin  Fisk,  privite,  Hadley.  David  Fisk,  sergeant.  Lincoln. 

Benjamin  Fisk,  corporal,  Upton.  David  Fisk,  Jr.,  Worcester  County. 

Benjamin  Fisk,  private,   Cambridge.  Ebenezer  Fisk,  private,  Deerfield. 

Benjamin  Fisk,  private,  Tewksbury.  Ebenezer  Fisk,  lieutenant. 

Benjamin  Fisk,  private,  Andover.  Eleazer  Fisk,  private,  Dunstable. 

Benjamin      Fisk,      private,      Southbor-       Elijah  Fisk,  corporal,  Natick. 

ough.  Eisha  Fisk,  private,  Hampshire  Coun- 

Benjamin  Fisic,  private,  Lexington.  ty. 

Benjamin  FisK,  private,  Groton.  Enoch  Fisk,  private,  Needham. 

Charles  Fisk,  private,  Hull.  Experience    Fisk,    corporal,    Partridge- 

Charles  Fisk,  private.  field  (Peru). 



Halloway  Fisk,  private,  Mendon. 

Henry  Fisk,  private. 

Hezekiah  Fisk,  private,  Brimfield. 

J.  Fisk,  captain. 

Jacob  Fisiv,  private. 

James  Fisk,  sergeant. 

James  Fisk,   Greenwich. 

James  Fisk,  private,  Holden,  N.  H. 

James  Fisk,  sergeant,  Worcester. 

Jonathan  Fisk,  sergeant,  Holden. 

Joseph  Fisk  (and  e),  surgeon's  mate, 
later  surgeon. 

Joseph  Fisk  (Dr.),  (possibly  same  as 
above),  Lexington. 

Joseph  Fisk,  first  lieutenant. 

Joseph  Fisk,  sergeant,  Ipswich. 

Joseph  Fisk,  private. 

Joshua  Fisk,  private.  Providence. 

Joshua  Fisk,  captain,  Natick. 

Josiah  Fisk,  private,  Hollis,  N.  H. 

Josiah  Fisk,  private. 

Jason  FisK,  private,  Barre. 

Jeremiah  Fisk,  lieutenant. 

John  Fisk  (and  e),  ^superintendent  of 
sloop  "Tyiannieide;"  later  com- 
mander  of    Brig.    "Massachusetts." 

John  Fisk,  private.  Wells.  Me. 

John  Fisk,  seaman  on  ''Winthrop." 

John  Fisk,  private,  Danvers. 

John  Fisk,  corporal,  Groton. 

fohn  Fisk,  private,  Littleton  or  West- 

John  Fisk  (and  e),  captain.  Framing- 

John  Fisk,  Sherborn. 

Jonas  Fisk,  private,  Sherborn. 

Jonathan  Fisk,  Billercia. 

Jonathan   Fisk,   lieutenant,   Weston.  - 

Jonathan   Fisk,   captain,   Weston. 

Jonathan   Fisk,   private,  Tewksbury. 

Jonathan  Fisk,  Brimfield.  , 

Jonathan  Fisk,  corporal,  Wenham.  -i 

Jonathan  Fisk,  gunner. 

Jonathan  Fisk,  on  board  sloop  "Provi- 

Levi  (or  y)  Fisk,  private. 

Luther  Fiske,  private. 

Moses  Fisk,  private,  Needham. 

Moses  Fisk,  second  lieutenant. 

Moses  Fisk,  corporal,  Framingham. 

Nathan  Fisk,  private,  Holliston. 

Nathan  Fisk,  private,  Northfield. 

Nathan  Fisk,     Gageborough     or     Par- 

Nathan  Fisk,  private,  Sturbridge. 

Nathaniel  Fisk,  Uxbridge. 

Nathaniel  Fisk,  private,  Topsfield. 

Olivier  Fisk,  private. 
-Patrick  Fisk,  private,  Falmouth. 

Peter  Fisk,  private,  Groton. 

Peter  Fisk,  private,  Westford. 

Peter  Fisk,  corporal. 

Pomp  (y)  Fisk,  private,  Lexington. 

Reuben  Fisk,  private,  Groton. 

Richard  Fisk,  captain,  Framingham. 

Robert  Fisk,  private,  Woburn. 

Robert  Fisk,  private,  Lexington. 

Robert  Fisk  (and  e),  sergeant. 

Rufus  Fisk,  private,  Stafford,  Conn. 

Samuel  Fisk,  sergeant,  Weston. 

Samuel  Fisk,  sergeant,  Templeton.'^ 

Samuel  Fisk,  private,  Rutland. 

Samuel  Fisk,  private,  Topsfield. 

Samuel  Fisk  (and  e),  private,  Swanzey. 

Samuel  Fisk,  Jr.,  private,  Shelburne. 

Seth  Fisk,  Abington. 

Simeon  Fisk  (and  e),  private,  Shirley. 

Simeon  Fisk,  private,  Sturbridge. 

Stephen   Fisk   (and   e),   private,    Green- 

Sylvanus  Fisk,  Partridgefield. 

Thaddeus  Fisk,  private,  Pembroke. 

Thomas  Fisk,  private,  Newton. 

Thomas    Fisk    (and    e),    private.     Par- 

Thomas  Fisk,  corporal,  Pepperell. 

Wainwright  Fisk,  Pepperell. 

William  Fisk,  Greenwich. 

William  Fisk,  second  lieutenant. 

William  Fisk,  first  lieutenant. 

William  Fisk,  Upton. 

Zedekiah  Fisk,  corporal,  Shutesbury. 

Zadoc   Fisk,   Shutesbury. 

Also  the  name   is    given    under    the 

Fisks   of  Daniel   Fisket,  private,   Nana- 



Page  26,  Jonathan  Fisk,  10  days,  town  of  Windham,  Windham  County. 

Page  26,  David  Fisk,  18  days,  town  of  Windham,  Windham  County. 

Page  26,  David  Fisk,  Jr.,  17  days,  town  of  Windham,  Windham  County. 

Page  617,  David  Fisk,  private  in  Capt.  Wale's  Co.;  Col.  Jeremiah  Mason's  Regt. 
of  militia. 

Page  663,  Eunice  Fisk,  census  of  pensions,   1840. 

Page  284,  Isaac  Fisk,  Sergeant  Major,  Southington;  appointed  Sergeant  Apr.  20, 
1777;  promoted  to  Sergeant  Major  in  1780. 

Page  631,  Isaac  Fisk,  Sergeant  Major,  Lamb's  Continental  Artillery;  promoted 
Lieutenant,   Jan.    26,    17S1. 

Page  40,  John  Fisk,  private  Third  Co.,  First  Regt.  (Gen.  Wooster's),  1775;  en- 
listed  May  14,    1775;   discharged   Dec.    10.    1775. 


Page  115,  John  Fisk,  Ensign;  appointed  Apr.  15,  1776;  resigned  Oct.  2,  1776;  Capt. 

Parmelee's  Co. 
Page  222,  John   Fisk,   private,   Warner's   Co.;   enlisted   Apr.    15,    1777;    discharged 

Oct.  23,   1777. 
Page  100,  Rufus  Fisk,  private;  Revolutionary  rolls,  Pension  Office;  Capt.  Gallup's 

Co.,   Parson's   Regt.,   Nov.   6,   1776. 
Page  504,  Rufus  Fisk,  Corporal,  Capt.  Hewitt's  Co.,  Col.  Latimer's  Regt.,  militia 

at  Saratoga,  1776;  paid  from  Aug.  24,  to  Nov.  7,  1777. 
Page  210,  Samuel  Fisk,  private,  Kirtland's  Co.;  enlisted  May  8,  1777;  deserted  July 

I,   1780;   Sixth  Regt.  Connecticut  Line;  paid  to   1780. 
Page  534,  Samuel  Fisk,  Corporal,  Capt.  Wheeler's  Co.,  Col.  Chapman's  Regt.,  1778; 

entered  service,  Aug.  3;  discharged  Sept.  12. 


Page  245,  Fisk,  Isaac,  Sergeant  in  Capt.  John  Brown's  Co.;  enlisted  in  spring  of 
1777;  appointed  Sergeant  Major,  1779;  Second  Lieutenant,  June  29, 
1781;  resigned  for  family  reasons,  July  14,  1782;  A.  P.  21-153;  South- 
ingtorv,  Hartford  Co.,  Conn. 

Page  372,  Fisk,  Abraham,  private,  Yates'  Regt.,  Hadlock's  Co. 

Page  372,  Fisk,  Joseph,  private,  Van  Renssalaer's  Regt.,  Turner's  Co. 

Page  372,  Fisk,  William,  private,  Van  Renssalaer's  Regt.,  Turner's  Co. 

Page  372,  Fisk,  Wm.,  private,  Graham's  Regt.,  Lansing's  Co. 

RHODE  ISLAND  IN  1776.    352  PAGES. 
Page     23,  Fisk,  Squire,  Ensign  of  Sixth  Co.   (Capt.   Barton's),   Col.   Richmond's 

Regt.,  Oct.,  1775. 
Page  24,  Fisk,  Squire,  Lieutenant. 
Page  36,  Fisk,  Benjamin,  private  in  Capt.  Martin's  Co.,  Col.  Lippel's  Regt..  Sept., 


Page  564,  Fisk,   Cato,  private;  enlisted  from  Epping  in  Capt.  Rowel's  Co.,  Fourth 

Militia  Regt.,   1777. 
Page  301,  Fisk,   David,  private  in  Capt.  Timothy  Clement's  Co.,   Col.   David  Gil- 
man's  Regt.,  Apr.   15,  1776;  paid  £2,  0,  0,  Apr.  9,  1776. 
Page  391,  Fisk,  David,  private;   mustered  in  Sept.    19,    1776;   same  company  and 

regiment   as   above. 
Page  487,  Fisk,  David,  private;  pay  40  shillings,  commenced  Dec.  7,   1776;  same 

company  and  regiment  as  above. 
Page  509,  Fisk,  David,   private;   paid  £2,0,0,  Jan.    14,    1777;   same  company  and 

regiment  as  above. 
Page  513,  Fisk,  David,  private;  paid  £2,0,0,  from  Jan.  7,  to  Feb.  7,   1777;  same 

company  and  regiment  as  above. 
Page  304,  Fisk,  Ephraim,  private  in  Capt.  Joshua  Abbott's  Co-,  Fifth  Regt.,  Apr., 

1776   Report. 
Page  306,  Fisk,  Ephraim,  private  in   Capt.  Joshua  Abbott's   Co.;   paid  Feb.   and 

Mar.,   1776;   signed  by  mark. 
Page  465,  Fisk,  Eprafaim,  private  in  Capt.  Joshua  Abbott's  Co.;  paid  Nov.  5,  for 

Oct.,    1776. 
Page    2>Zy  Fisk,  James,  private  in  Capt.  Reuben  Pow's  Co.  of  Minute  Men  who 

marched  from  Holies,  Apr.  19,  1775. 
Page    2)2>,  Fisk,  Josiah,  private  in  Capt.  Reuben  Pow's  Co.  of  Minute  Men  who 

marched  from  Holies,  Apr.  19,  1775. 
Page  346,  Fisk,  Josiah,  fifer  in  Capt.  Daniel  Emerson's  Co.,  Col.  Wingate's    Regt., 

July,   1776;  paid  $10,6,0. 
Page     25,  Fisk,  Jonathan,  private  in  Capt.  Marston's  Co.,  at  Crown   Point,   Sept. 

30,  1762. 
Page      6,  Fisk,  Mashon,  private  in  Col.  Sir  Charles  Hobby's  Regt.,  Oct.  10,  1710,  to 

Oct.  10,  1711. 
Page  566,  Fisk,  Solomon,  private  in  Capt.  Livermore's  Co.,  Col.  Thomas  Stick- 

ney's  Regt.,  1777. 
Page  630,  Fiske,  Cato,  private  from  Epping,  in  Capt.  Wm.  Rowell's  Co.,  Col.  Na- 
than Hale's  Regt.,  Mar.  4;  paid  £26,0,0,  Mar.  4,  1778. 
Page  244,  Fiske,  David,  private  in  Capt  Taylor's  Militia  Co.,  Dec.  8,  1775. 


Page  653,   Fiske,   Solomon,  private,  Mar.,  1777;  muster  roll  of  Capt.  Daniel  Liver- 

more's  Co.,  Col.  Alexander  Scammel's  Regt. 
Page  224,  Fisk,  Aron,  private;  discharged  Sept.  23,  1777;  paid  £15,6,0;  pay  roll 

of  Capt.  Kimball  Carlton's  Co.,  Gol.  Moses  Nichol's  Regt. 
Page  451,  Cato  X  Fisk,  private,  Col.  Folsom's  Battalions;  from  Eppin,   Feb.  26, 
Page  725,  Fisk,  Cato,  private  Eighth  Co.,  Second  Regt.,  commanded  by  Col.  Geo. 

Page  207,  Fisk,  Ebenezer,  private  in  Capt.  James  Ford's  Co.,  Col.  Moses  Nichol's 

Regt.;  discharged  Sept.  19,  1777. 
Page  664,  Eleazer  X  Fisk,  Jr.,   private;   mustered  July  2"],   1779,   in   Col.   Nichol's 

Regt.;  enlisted  from  Dunstable. 
Page-  671,  Fisk,  Eleazer,  Jr.,  private;  mustered  July  27,  1779,  in  Col.  Nichol's  Regt.; 

enlisted  from  Dunstable. 
Page  186,  Fisk,  Ephraim,    private    in    Capt.    Peter    Kimball's    Co.,    Col.    Thos. 

Stickney's  Regt.;  discharged  Sept.  25,   1777. 
Page  671,  Fisk,  Ephraim,  Jr.,  private   in   Capt.    Peter  Kimball's  Co.,   Col.  Thos. 

Stickney's  Regt.;  discharged  Sept.  25,   1777. 
Page  129,  Fisk,   Ephraim,  Jr.,  private;  discharged  July  12,  1777;  paid  ii,  18,4,  Col. 

Thos.  Stickney's  Regt. 
Page  743-4,  Fisk,  James,  private  in  Capt.  Reuben  Dow's  Co.,  Col.  Wm.  Prescott's 

Regt.;  died  of  disease  at  Cambridge,  May  29,  1775. 
Page    87,  Fisk,  Josiah,  private;  discharged  July  14,  1777,  in  Capt.  Dan.  Emerson's 

Co.,  Col.  Nichol's  Regt. 
Page  510,  Fisk,  Josiah,  private;  discharged  Aug.  28,  1778,  in  Capt.  Dan.  Emerson's 

Co.,  Col.  Nichol's  Regt. 
Page  743,  Fisk,  Josiah,  private  in  Capt.  Reuben  Dow's  Co.,  Col.  Wm.  Prescott's 

Page  211,  Fisk,  Simeon,  private;  discharged  Sept.  28,   1777,  in  Capt.  John  Goss' 

Co.,   Captain   (^4)   Nichol's  Regt.;  paid  £12,7,9. 
Page  609,  Fisk,  Solomon,  private,  enlisted  for  nine  months  in  Capt.  Livermore's 

Co.,  Col.  Thomas    Stickney's  Regt. 
Page  677,  Fiske,  Eleazer,  private;  discharged  Jan.   13,   1780,  in  Major  Dan    Rey- 
nold's Co.,  Col.  Hercules  Mooney's  Regt. 
Page  729,  Fiske,  Solomon,  private  Fourth  Co.,  Third  Regt.,  commanded  by  Col. 

Alexander  Scammel. 

Pafifc  539,  Fisk,  Amos,  private;  an  account  for  supplies,  in,  15,  4. 
Page  207,  Fisk,  Cato,  private  Eighth  Co.,  Second  Regt.,  commanded  by  Col.  Geo. 

Reid,  for  1780,  from  Epping. 
Page  227,  Fisk,  Cato,  private  Third  Co.  (Capt.  Wm.  Rowell's  Co.),  Second  Regt, 

commanded  by  Col.   Geo.   Reid,  for  1781. 
Page  275,  Fisk,  Cato,  private  Eighth  Co.,  Second  Regt.,  commanded  by  Col.  Geo. 

Reid,    for    1781. 
Page  505,  Fisk.   Cato,  private  from  Epping;  from  record  of  town  returns. 
Page  644-5,  Fisk,  Cato,  private  from  Epping;  from  record  of  town  returns. 
Page  113,  Fisk,  Eleazer,  private;  enlisted  July  9,  1780,  in  Capt.  James  Aiken's  Co., 

Col.   Thos.   Bartlett's   Regt. 
Page  635,   Fisk,   Eleazer,    private;    Aug.   31,    1779,    paid   £39,0,0;    Dunstable   town 

Page  105,  Fisk,  Epheram,  private,  Capt.  Kinsman's  return,  Concord,  July  11,  1780. 
Page  148,  Fisk.  Ephraim,   private:   discharged   Oct.   25,    1780,   in   Capt.   Webster's 

Co..  Col.  Nichol's  Regt. 
Page  479,  Fisk,  Dr.  Joseph,  Surgeon. 
Page     84,   Fisk,   Nathan,  private:   discharged  Dec.   13,   1780;   Dunstable;   from  pay 

roll  for  recruits,  etc. 
Page     91,  Fisk,  Nathan,   private,  aged   16.     (Probably  in   1780.) 


Page    31,  Fisk,  Solomon,  private;  enlisted  Mar.  22,  1777,  in  Capt.  Daniel  Livver- 

more's  Co.;  died  Aug.  10,  1778. 
Page    23,  Fisk,  Solomon,  private;  enlisted  Mar.  22,  1777,  in  Capt.  Daniel  Livver- 

more's  Co.;  died  Aug.  10,  1778. 
Page    59,  Fisk,  Solomon,  private;  paid  $6.60;  original  of  this  item  in  possession 

of  Wm.  P.   Fiske,  of  Concord,   N.   H.,   1887. 

Page  339,  Fisk,  Eleazer,  Jr.,   private;   enlisted  from  Dunstable,  July  27,    1779,   in 

Fifth  Regt. 
Page  312,  Lieutenant  Fisk,  mentioned  in  letter  of  Col.  Bedel  to  Gen.  Gates,  dated 

Haverhill,  Jan.  13,  1778. 

Page     114,  Town  of  Sturbridge,  Simeon  Fiske,  Nathan  Fiske  and  Joshua  Fiske. 
Page    904,  Upton,  Wm.  Fisk,  a  selectman  and  treasurer  in  1779. 
Page     909,  Upton,  Wm.   Fisk,   First  Lieutenant,   Company  of  Capt.   Robert  Taft. 

Regt.  of  Col.  Silas  Wheelock. 
Page    909,  Upton,  Daniel  Fisk,  private  Company  of  Capt.  Robert  Taft,  Regt.  of 

Col.  Silas  Wheelock. 
Page    910,  Upton,  Daniel  Fisk,  private  Company  of  Capt.  Robert  Taft,  in  1777. 
Page    910,  Upton,  Nathaniel   Fisk,   private   Company  of  Capt.   Thomas   Marshal 

Baker,  1779;  service  at  Hudson  River;  Regt.  of  Col.  James  Denney. 
Page    911,  Upton,  Jacob  Fisk,  in  July,  1780,  at  R.  L,  Capt.  Thos.  Marshal  Baker's 

Co.,  Col.  Nathan  Tyler's  Regt. 
Page  1202,  Rutland  furnished  103  men,  among  them  is  a  Jacob  Fisk. 
Page  1391,   Holden,  David  Fiske,  an  assessor  in  1777-78  and  '80. 

Essex  County  History,  2  vols.,  of  over  1,900  pages,  fo«.id  not  a  single  item  in  re- 
gard to  a  Fisk  or  Fiske. 

Plymouth  County  History,  2  vols.,  of  over  1,200  pages,  not  a  single  item  found 
concerning  a  Fisk  or  Fiske. 

NORFOLK  CO.   HISTORY  (1884). 
Page  524,  Needham,  June  6,  1780,  Moses  Fisk  one  of  a  committee  on  legislative 

Page  855,  Brookline,    Thomas    Fisk    (of    Newtown),    private    in    Capt.    Timothy 

Corey's  Co.,  Col.  Baldwin's  Regt.,  Aug.  i,  1775. 
Page  856,  Brookline,  Enoch  Fisk,  private  in  Capt.  Thos.  White's  Co.,  Col.  Will- 
iam Heath's  Regt.,  Apr.  19,  to  May  12,  1775  or  6. 
Bristol  County  History  (1883-6),  over  800  pages,  no  mention  of  any  Fisk  or 

Berkshire  County  History  (1885),  2  vols.,  of  over  1,400  pages. 
Page  188,  Adams,    Ebenezer   Fisk. 
Page  196,   Lanesborough,   Isaac   Fisk. 
Page  201,  Peru.  Experians  Fisk,  Sylvanus  Fisk,  Thomas  Fisk. 

No  companies,  regiments  or  service  is  given  of  the  Berkshire  Co.  Rev.  soldiers, 
their  names  are  merely  copied  from  the  records  at  Boston,  Mass. 

Page  69,  William  Fisk,  of  Greenwich,  Hampshire  Co.,  a  minute  man  in  a  company 
commanded  by  Second  Lieutenant  Thomas  Weekes,  Col.  Elijah  IVji* 
ter's  Regt. 
Page  658,  Vol.  2,  Nathan  Fisk,  of  Northfield,  Franklin  Co.,  minute  man  at  J^ev- 

ington,  in  Capt.  Eldad  Wright's  Co. 
Page  749,  Jonathan  Fisk,  of  Coleraine,  Franklin  Co.,  at  Lexington,  in  Capt.  Hu^h 

McLellan's  Co.,  Col.  Sam.  William's  Regt. 
Page  783,  Zedekiah  Fisk,  recorded  with  six  other  men  as  Revolutionary  sohiiers 

from  Wendall,  Franklin  Co.,  Mass. 
Page  1003,  Jonathan  Fisk,  a  resident  of  Broomfield,   Hampden  Co. 
Page  1073,  Asa  Fisk,  of  Wales,  Hampden  Co.,  was  one  of  a  committee  to  inspect, 
was  probably  a  minute  man;  an  Asa  Fisk  of  this  town  was  a  Captain 
in  the  Shay  Rebellion. 
_  FROM  THE  HISTORY  OF  MIDDLESEX  CO.,  MASS.    3  Vols.  (1890). 
Vol.  2,  Page  621,   David  Fiske,  of  Lincoln  (a  minute  man  in  177,5),  was  Sergeant 
in  Capt.  William  Smith's  Co.,  Col.  Abijah  Pierce's  Regt. 


Vol.  3,  Page  229,  Wainwright  Fisk,  of  Pepperell,  was  at  Concord;  he  was  a  pri- 
vate in  Capt.   Nutting's  Co.,   Col.   Wm.   Prescott's   Regt. 

Vol.  3,  Page  233,  Wainwright  Fisk,  of  Pepperell,  killed  at  Bunker  Hill,  aged  24 

Vol.  3,  Page  297,  Jonathan  Fisk,  of  Tewksbury,  was  a  Revolutionary  soldier. 

Vol.  3,  Page  297,  Benjamin  Fisk,  of  Tewksbury,  was  a  Revolutionary  soldier. 

Vol.  3,  Page  721,  Abijah  Fisk,  in  Waltham's  Co.  of  minute  men,  Apr.,  1775;  also 
in  Capt.  Abraham  Pierce's  Co.,  Col.  Thos.  Gardner's  Regt. 

Vol.  3,  Page  721,  Amos  Fisk,  in  Waltham's  Co.  of  minute  men,  Apr.,  1775. 

Vol.  3,  Page  721,  Also  both  names  in  muster  roll  of  (Oct.  6,  1775,)  Capt.  Abijah 
Child's  Thirty-seventh   Regt.   of  Foot,   commanded  by   Lieu- 
tenant Colonel  William  Bond. 
Also  same  names,  in  1778,  in  the  "Eight  Months'  Company." 

Vol.  3,  Page  784,  Abner  Fisk,  a  selectman  of  Hopkinton,  in  1782;  Lieutenant  Abel 
Fisk  a  selectman  in  1784. 
FROM  RHODE  ISLAND  IN   1776.     A  volume  of  352  pages. 

Page  2S,  Ensign   Squire   Fisk,    October,    1775,    Sixth   Co.    (Capt.    Barton's),    Col. 
Richmond's   Regt. 

Page  24,  Lieutenant   Squire    Fisk,   in   Continental   pay. 

Page  36,  Private  Benjamin   Fisk,   September,   1776,   Capt.   Martin's  Co.,  Col.   Lip- 
pel's  Regt. 


LUTION."    638  pages. 

Page  24s,  Fisk,  Isaac,  Sergeant,  Capt.  John  Brown;  enlisted  spring  of  1777;  ap- 
pointed Sergeant  Major,  1779;  Second  Lieutenant,  June  29,  1781;  re- 
signed for  family  reasons,  July  14,  1782.  A.  P.  21-153,  Southington, 
Hartford  County,  Conn. 

Page  372,  Fisk,  Abraham,  private  Yates'  Regt.,  Hadlock's  Co. 

Page  372,  Fisk,  Joseph,  private  Van  Renssalaer's   Regt.,   Turner's   Co. 

Page  372,  Fisk,  William,    private   Van    Renssalaer's    Regt.,    Tqrner's    Co. 

Page  372,  Fisk,  Wm.,  private  Graham's  Regt.,  Lansing's  Co. 

TINENTAL ARMY,  1775-1783. 
Page  176,  Fisk,  Joseph  (Mass.).  Second  Lieutenant,  Twelfth  Continental  Infantry, 
Jan.  I.  to  Dec.  31,  1776;  Surgeon's  mate,  First  Massachuset*^s.  Jan.  i, 
1777:  Surgeon.  Apr.  17,  1779,  and  served  to  close  of  war.     (Died  Sept. 
25,  1827.) 
Page  176,  Fisk,    Squire    (R.    I.),    Ensign  of   Richmond's    R.    I.    State    Regiment, 

Nov.  I,  1775.  to  Apr.,  1776. 
Page  176,  Fisk,    Thomas     (Mass.),     Second     Lieutenant     of     Learned's     Massa- 
chusetts Regiment,  May,   1775 . 

Page  176,  Fisk,   William    (R.    I.),    Lieutenant  of  Elliott's   Regiment.    R.    I.    State 

Artillery,  Dec.  12.  1776,  to  June,  1777. 
Page  176,  Fiske,  Daniel    (R.    I.),    Ensign    of   Tollman's    R.    I.    State    Regiment, 
Dec.  12,  1776,  to  June,  1777. 
"The  Official  Register  of  the  Officers  and  Men  of  New  Jersey  in  the  Revolu- 
tionary War."     By  Adjt.  Gen,  Wm.  b.  Stryker,  1872.     878  pages. 

"Safifel's  Records  of  the  Revolutionary  War,"  555  pages;  1894  edition,  page 
419,  Fisk,  Joseph,   Surgeon,   Massachusetts. 

An  alphabetical  list  of  all  Revolutionary  War  pensioners  of  the  name  of  Fisk 
or  Fiske  that  could  be  found  in  the  lists  of  1820  and  1835;  the  Census  Report  of  1840, 
and  the  "Rejected  and  Suspended  Claims,"  of  1850: 

Abijah  Fisk,  Middlesex  Co,.  Mass.;  died  March    14    1833. 
Abner  Fisk,  York  Co.,  Me.;  79  years  old  in  1835. 
Abner  Fisk,  Oneida  Co.,  N.  Y. ;  79  years  old  in   1835. 
Abner  Fisk,  Westport,  Essex  Co.,  N.  Y. ;  81  years  old  in  1840. 
Abner  Fisk,  Lee,  Oneida  Co.,  N.  Y.;  86  years  old  in  1840. 
Mrs.  Abigail  F.,  Sturbridge,  Worcester  Co.,  Mass.;  from  rejected  and  suspended 
■claims,  1850.     Widow. 

Amey  Fisk,  Cumberland,  Providence  Co,,  R,  I.:  79  years  old  in  1840. 
Artemas  Fisk,  Newport  Co..  R-  I. ;  74  years  oi«a  in  1835. 


Mrs.  Betsey  Fisk,  Framingham,  Middlesex  Co.,  Mass.,  8i  years  old  in  1840. 

Cato  Fisk,  Rockingham  Co.,  N.  H.;  64  years  old  in  1835. 

Daniel  Fisk,  Worcester  Co.,  Mass.;  78  years  old  in  1835. 

David  Fisk,  Hillsborough  Co.,  N.  H.;  70  years  old  in  1835. 

David  Fisk,  Amherst,  Hillsborough  Co.,  N.  H.;  83  years  old  in  1840. 

David   Fisk,    Middlesex   Co.,    Mass. 

David  Fiske,  private  and  drummer,  Middlesex  Co.,  Mass.,  TZ  years  old  in  1835. 

Ephraim  Fisk,  Merrimack  Co.,  N.  H.;  70  years  old  in  1835. 

Ephraim  Fisk,  Hopkinton,  Merrimack  Co.,  N.  H.;  81  years  old  in  1840. 

Mrs.  Eunice  F.  Chaplain,  Windham  Co.,  Conn.;  86  years  old  in  1840.     Widow. 

Experians  Fisk,  Orleans  Co.,  Vt. ;  died  June  2,  1825. 

Jacob  Fisk,  Worcester  Co.,  Mass.;  71  years  old  in  1835. 

Jacob  Fisk,  Windsor,   Berkshire  Co.,   Mass. ;  "j"]  years  old  in   1840. 

James  Fisk,  Franklin  Co.,  Vt. ;  70  years  old  in  1835. 

James  Fiske,  Swanton,  Franklin  Co.,  Vt.;  'J^  years  old  in  1840. 

John  Fisk,  private  and  seaman,  Worcester  Co.,  Mass.;  "jz  years  old  in  1835. 

John   Fisk,   Genesee  Co.,   N.   Y. ;   71   years  old  in   1835. 

John  Fisk,  Attica,  Genesee  Co.,  N.  Y. ;  79  years  old  in  1840. 

Jonathan  Fisk,   Otsego   Co.,   N.   Y. ;   "]"]  years  old  in   1835. 

Jonathan  Fisk,  Warren  Co.,  N.  Y. ;  "]•]  years  old  in   1835. 

Mrs.  Johanna  F.,  Brookfield,  Madison  Co.,  N.  Y.;  from  rejected  and  suspend- 
ed claims,  1850.     Widow  of  John  Fisk. 

Joseph    Fisk,    Surgeon,    Middlesex    Co.,    Mass. 

Joseph   Fisk,   Sergeant,   Massachusetts. 

Mrs.  Mehitable  Fisk,  Freedom,  Cattaraugus  Co.,  N.  Y.;  from  rejected  and 
suspended  claims,  1850.     Widow  of  Jonathan  Fisk. 

Nathan  Fiske,   Middlesex  Co.,  Mass.;  74  years  old  in   1835. 

Nathan  Fisk,  Dunstable,  Hillsborough  Co.,  N.  H.;  did  not  serve  six  months; 
from  rejected  and  suspended  claims. 

Noah  Fisk,  Providence  Co.,  R.  I.;  81  years  old  in  1835. 

Mrs.  Ruth  Fiske,  Brookfield,  Orange  Co.,  Vt. ;  89  years  old  in  1840.     Widow. 

Samuel  Fisk,  Ostego,  Ostego  Co.,  N.  Y.;  a  deserter;  from  rejected  and 
suspended  claims,  1850. 

Seberry  Fisk,  Hampden  Co.,  Mass.;  74  years  old  in  1835. 

Stephen  Fisk,  private  and  Sergeant,  Windsor  Co.,  Vt. ;  75  years  old  in   1835. 

Stephen  Fisk,  Royalton,  Orange  Co.,  Vt. ;  82  years  old  in  1840. 

Thomas  Fisk,  Sergeant,  Genesee  Co.,  N.  Y. ;  died  Nov.  19,  1828. 

William  Fisk,  Windsor  Co.,  Vt. 

Zedekiah  Fisk,  Wendall,  Franklin  Co.,  Mass.;  ^6  years  old  in  1840. 






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Name.  '^,,.«.  County.  Remarks. 

N.  H.  Rec,  p.  16. 
Nathan  Fiske Dunstable  ..Hillsborough  .Did  not  serve  six  months. 

Mass.  Rec,  p.  61. 
Abigail  Fiske,  wid.  of  Nathan 

Fiske Sturbridge . .  Worcester Did  not  serve  six  months. 

N.  Y.  Rec,  p.  96. 
Samuel  Fisk Otsego Ostego  . 

N.  Y.  Rec,  p.  156. 
Mehitable  Fisk,  wid.  of  Jona- 
than  Fisk Freedom  . . .  Cattaraugus  . .  Married  long  after  service; 

not   a  widow  July  7,  1838, 

N.  Y.  Rec,  p.  162.  and   died  before  August 

Joanna  Fisk,   widow  of  John  16,  1842. 

Fisk Brookfield . .  Madison Suspended  for  proof  of  serv- 
ice from  N.  H.  Rec. 


FROM   THE    CENSUS   OF   PENSIONERS,  1840,  PRINTED  IN   1841. 

Name  of  head  of 
family  where 
pensioner     r  e  - 
Name.  Age.       Town.  County.      sided  June  1, '40.  Remarks. 

N.  H.  Rec,  p.  18. 
Ephraim  Fisk 81 . .  Hopkinton . 

N.  H.  Rec,  p.  18. 
Ephraim  Fisk 81 . .  Hopkinton. . .  Merrimack  Ephraim  Fisk,  jr. 

P.  20. 
David  Fisk 83.  .Amherst Hillsboro'gDavid  Fisk,  3d. 

P.  26. 
William  Fisk 52.  .Dalton Coos William  Fisk.  He  must  be  a  son 

Mass.  Rec,  p.  33.  *     of  a  Rev.  soldier. 

Jacob  Fisk 77 . .  Windsor Berkshire. .  Jacob  Fisk. 

P.  34. 
Zedekiah  Fisk 76 . .  Wendal Franklin. . .  Zedekiah  Fisk. 

P.  36. 
Seberry  Fisk 79.  .W.  Hampton. Hampshire. 

Mass.  Rec,  p.  38, 
David  Young 84..Athol Worcester.  Moses  Fisk.         A.   Fisk     in  2d 

P.  41.  column. 

Betsey  Fisk 81.  .Framingham. Middlesex.  Joseph  Ballard. 

P.  44. 
Lucy  Stodder 82.  .Fifth  ward..  .Boston  ..  .Susan  Fisk.         Fisk   name    in 

R.  I.  Rec,  p.  46.  last  column. 

Amey  Fisk 79.  .Cumberland.  ProvidenceAmey  Fisk. 

Con.  Rec,  p.  57. 
Eunice  Fisk 86.  .Chaplain Windham  .Eunice  Fisk. 

Vt.  Rec,  p.  52. 
James  Fiske .97.  .Swanton Franklin  .  .James  Fisk. 

P.  63. 
Ebenezer  Fisk 53.  .Groton Caledonia.  .Ebenezer  Fisk.     Must  be  a  son 

P.  65  of  a  Rev.  soldier. 

Ruth  Fiske 87.  .Brookfield. .  .Orange Artemas  Fiske. 

P.  70. 
Stephen  Fisk 82.  .Royalton  .. .  .Orange.  . .  .Stephen  Fisk. 

N.  Y.  Rec,  p.  76. 
Fisk    Durand 74. .  Westfield  . .  .Chatauqua.  Fisk   Durand.     Prob.    immedi- 

P.  80.  ate  desc.  of  Fisk. 

Abner  Fisk 81. .  Westport. . .  .Essex Ashael Havens. 

P.  82. 
John  Fisk 79.  .Attica Genesee. .  .John  Fisk. 

P.  89. 
Abner  Fisk 86.  .Lee Oneida Alvin  Walker. 



The  following  copy  from  the  Pension  Office  at  Washington,  shows  how  the 
records  are  kept: 

O.  W.  &  N.  Division. 

F.  S.  Bureau  of  Pensions,  M.  E.  C. 

Washington,  D.  C,  March  26,  1894. 

Madam : — 

In  reply  to  your  request  for  a  statement  of  the  military  history  of  Zedekiah 
Fisk,  a  soldier  of  the  Revolutionary  war,  you  will  please  find  below  the  desired  in- 
formation as  contained  in  his  (or  his  widow's)  application  for  pension  on  file  in  this 

Dates  of 
Enlistment    or 

June,  1780... 
August,  1781 
May,  1782... 
June,  1783  . . 

of  Service. 

6  months. 
2  months. 

1  year. 

1  year. 



Officers  Under  Whom  Service  Was  Rendered. 


Josiah  Smith. 








American    Regiment, 



Battles  engaged  in.     None  mentioned. 
Residence  of  soldier  at  enlistment.     Town  not  stated. 
Date  of  application  for  pension.     September  15,  1818. 
Residence  at  date  of  application.     Wendell,  Massachusetts. 
Age  at  date  of  application.     Fifty-five  years. 

Very  respectfully, 

Wm.  Lochren,  Commisioner. 





(By  Rev.  Thaddeus  Fiske,  of  North  Cambridge,   Mass.) 
The  most  remote  ancestors  of  the  Fiske  family  that  have  come  to  our  knowl- 
edge lived  in  a  village  or  parish  of  St.  James,  in  the  County  of  Suffolk,  England, 
in  the  reign  of  Queen  Mary,  in  the  sixteenth  century. 

There  were  six  brothers,  three  were  Papists  and  three  were  Protestants. 
Their  ancestors,  parents,  grandparents,  and  great-grandparents,  as  far  as  history 
gives  an  account,  are  said  to  have  been  eminently  pious  and  religious  people. 
Those  of  Protestant  religion  were  grievously  persecuted.  Oi.e  of  them,  to  avoid 
being  burned  at  the  stake,  was  hid  many  months  in  a  wood-pile,  and  afterward 
half  a  year  in  a  cellar  where  he  worked  by  candle  light  at  manufactures  and 
remained  undiscovered.  But  his  many  hardships  shortened  his  life.  In  1637  four 
of  his  children,  two  sons  and  two  daughters,  in  consequence  of  the  persecuting 
spirit  of  that  day,  left  their  home  and  came  over  to  New  England  and  took  up 
their  abode  in  Salem.  John  was  the  eldest  of  the  four,  and  his  father  at  his  death 
committed  to  him  the  charge  of  his  mother,  two  sisters  and  youngest  brother. 
John  had  been  educated  at  Immanuel  College,  England,  and  became  a  preacher  of 
the  Gospel,  but  on  account  of  his  non-conformity,  being  advised  by  his  friends, 
he  relinquished  the  ministry  and  turned  his  attention  to  the  study  of  medicine, 
and  obtained  license  for  public  practice  as  a  physician.  On  arriving  at  Salem, 
however,  he  recommenced  the  work  of  the  ministry,  his  favorite  pursuit.     He  was  v. 

both    a    preacher    of    the    Gospel    and    tutor    and    instructor  to   divers  young  \ 

men  in  Salem,  and  was  also  employed  as  a  physician  whenever  he  would  consent.  '-> 

Their  mother  died  before  they  arrived  in  New  England.  They  came  well  provided 
with  servants  and  all  sorts  of  tools  for  husbandry  and  carpentry,  and  with  provis- 
ions for  their  support  for  three  years,  out  of  which  they  helped  others,  whom  they 
found  in  want  and  distress.  They  remained  together  at  Salem  about  three  years. 
John  then  went  to  a  new  village  in  Salem,  called  Wenham,  where  he  gathered  a 
church  and  congregation,  and  continued  their  pastor  about  fourteen  years.  About 
the  end  of  the  year  1655  he  removed  to  a  town  called  Chelmsford,  where  he 
lived  the  greater  part  of  his  days.  He  died  Jan.  14,  1676,  aged  seventy-five. 
He  left  four  children,  two  sons  and  two  daughters.  John  lived  with  his  father 
in  Chelmsford  and  was  a  very  useful  and  respected  citizen.  Moses  was  brought 
up  at  school,  graduated  at  Harvard  University  in  1662;  was  settled  in  the  ministry 
at  Braintree.  On  the  14th  of  February,  1671,  the  wife  of  Rev.  John  Fiske  died, 
which  was  the  greatest  of  all  his  trials  and  afflictions.  She  was  endeared  to  him 
by  forty-three  years  of  mutual  care  and  toil,  affection  and  piety.  By  her  incom- 
parable knowledge  of  the  Scriptures  she  became  his  concordance  of  the  Bible  and 
he  needed  no  other.  She  could  refer  him  to  any  passage  of  the  Scripture  that  he 
wished  to  find,  "fhe  youngest  brother  of  John  Fiske  who  came  over  with  him 
settled  in  Watertown  and  was  mechanic  or  farmer.  His  name  probably  was 
Nathan,  for  mention  is  made  in  Watertown  records  of  Nathan  Fiske  there  in  1664 
and  of  Nathan  Fiske,  Jr.,  in  1728,  who  was  representative  of  the  town.  Nathan, 
the  son  of  the  above  named  Nathan  Fiske,  went  from  Watertown  and  settled  at 
Weston.  He  was  the  grandfather  of  Rev.  Thaddeus  Fiske,  of  West  Cambridge. 
On  Oct.  9  he  married  Anna  Warren,  by  whom  he  had  three  children:  Anna, 
Nathan  and  Sarah.  Having  lost  his  wife  he  married,  Feb.  21,  1738,  for  his  second 
wife  widow  Mary  Fiske,  of  Sudbury,  by  whom  he  had  seven  children,  namely: 
Jonathan,  Ezra,  Samuel,  Thaddeus,  Mary,  Hepzibeth  and  Nathan,  the  eldest,  who 
graduated  at  Harvard  in  1754  and  was  settled  in  the  ministry  in  Brookfield.  It 
appears  that  the  name  of  Nathan  was  uniformly  given  to  the  firstborn  son,  a 
practice  transmitted  from  generation  to  generation.  Jonathan  married  Abigal 
Fiske,  of  Waltham,  Mar.  10,  1760,  by  whom  he  had  nine  children:  Nathan,  Thad- 
deus, Micah,  Ebenezer,  Abigal,  Jonathan  (who  died  in  infancy),  Jonathan,  Abigal 
and  Isaac.  Among  the  descendants  of  Nathan  there  are  eight  who  have  received 
collegiate  educations,  seven  Hummis  of  Harvard  University,  one  of  Dartmouth 




College,  namely,  ist,  Nathan  Fiske,  D.  D.,  his  eldest  son,  minister  of  Brookfield, 
graduated  1754;  2d,  Thaddeus  Fiske,  his  grandson,  son  of  Jonathan  Fiske,  minister 
of  West  Cambridge,  graduated  1785;  3d,  Oliver,  M.  D.,  his  grandson,  son  of 
Nathan  Fiske,  D.  D.,  physician  of  Worcester,  graduated  1787;  4th,  Samuel,  A.  M., 
his  grandson,  son  of  Nathan  Fiske,  D.  D.,  trader  in  Claremont,  N.  H.,  and  alter- 
nately senator  and  representative  to  the  general  court,  graduated  1793;  Isaac,  A. 
M.,  his  grandson,  son  of  Jonathan,  register  of  probate  court  in  the  county  of  Mid- 
dlesex, graduated  1798;  6th,  Nathan  W.  Fiske,  A.  M.,  his  grandson,  son  of  Nathan, 
son  of  Jonathan,  professor  of  intellectual  and  moral  philosophy  in  Amherst  Col- 
lege, graduated  at  Dartmouth  College  1817;  7th,  Robert  Treat  Paine  Fiske,  M.  D., 
son  of  Oliver  Fiske,  M.  D.,  son  of  Nathan  Fiske,  D.  D.,  physician  in  Hingham, 
graduated  1818;  8th,  Augustus  Henry  Fiske,  son  of  Isaac  Fiske,  son  of  Jonathan, 
attorney-at-law  in  Boston,  graduated  1825.  Such  are  the  ancestors  and  some  of  the 
descendants  of  the  Fiske  family  to  which  I,  Rev.  Thaddeus  Fiske,  of  Cambridge, 
am  more  immediately  related.  There  are  other  branches  from  the  same  stock, 
which  are  spread  out  in  various  directions  over  the  United  States. 


There  are  a  number  of  places  in  the  United  States  named  Fisk  and  quite  a 
number  of  postoffices  of  this  name.  In  all  cases  the  names  were  given  in  honor 
of  a  person  by  this  name.     Below  will  be  found  a  few  illustrations: 

FISK,  VT. — In  the  years  1765  and  1766  a  French  general  from  Canada  named 
Lamathe  built  a  large  fort  and  had  it  garrisoned  with  soldiers  and  implements 
of  war  in  what  is  now  called  the  town  of  Isle  La  Mott,  which  is  an  island  sur- 
rounded by  the  waters  of  Lake  Champlain,  containing  4,883^/^  acres  by  the  original 
survey,  and  was  named  in  part  after  the  said  French  general  Lamathe,  they 
changed  Lamathe  to  La  Mott  for  some  reason  not  now  known.  The  town  being 
an  island,  hence  it  was  called  Isle  La  Mott.  There  were  enlightened,  educated 
French  officers  occupying  said  fort  from  1766  to  some  time  unknown  at  this  time, 
when  it  was  evacuated  for  at  least  fifty-seven  years  before  a  blow  had  been  struck 
elsewhere  within  the  present  domain  of  the  state  of  Vermont  by  civilized  man. 
I  do  not  know  as  you  care  to  have  an  account  of  the  war  for  which  this  fort  was 
built  and  I  have  not  time  to  give  it.  In  1802  Samuel  Fisk,  Esq.,  representing  said 
Isle  La  Mott  in  the  legislature  of  Vermont,  had  the  name  changed  from  Isle 
La  Mott  to  Vineyard.  In  1830  it  was  changed  back  to  Isle  La  Mott.  The  present 
postoffice  is  Fisk,  named  in  honor  of  Hon.  Nelson  W.  Fisk,  lieutenant-governor 
of  Vermont. 

FISKDALE,  MASS. — Chase's  History  gives  the  following  account  of  Fisk- 
dale,  which  is  a  village  in  the  town  of  Sturbridge:  "Two  brothers,  Henry  and 
Josiah  J.  Fiske,  sons  of  David,  of  Fiske  hill,  and  grandsons  of  Henry,  bought 
Moses  Allers'  farm,  erected  the  first  factory  and  laid  the  foundation  of  the  village 
that  bears  their  name.  Moses  Allen's  farm  was  deeded  to  them  in  1826."  Frederick 
D.  Fiske,  office  87  Milk  Street,  Boston,  is  at  present  at  the  head  of  the  business. 

FISK,  MO.— Fisk,  Mo.,  Sept.  4,  1895.  Dear  Sir:  Your  letter  of  28th 
addressed  to  town  clerk  is  handed  me  for  a  reply.  The  postoffice  here  was  given 
the  name  of  "Fisk"  for  the  reason  it  was  a  short  name,  and  as  a  compliment  to 
me,  having  done  quite  a  mill  business  here  for  several  years,  and  am  now  the 
postmaster  here.  I  came  to  this  place  twelve  years  ago  from  Kalamazoo,  Mich., 
or  near  there,  in  Van  Buren  County.  My  parents  originally  came  from  Rhode 
Island.  I  was  born  in  Vermont  in  1831.  My  father's  name  was  Samuel  B.  Fisk. 
Am  cousin  to  James  Fisk,  Jr.,  who  was  shot  by  Stokes  some  years  ago.  I  sup- 
pose I  have  a  cousin  living  in  Chicago  by  name  of  C.  W.  Fisk.  If  I  can  be  of  any 
help  to  you  in  compiling  your  work  shall  be  glad  to  do  what  I  can. 

Very  truly, 

S.  W.  FISK. 




I.  LOilD  SYMOND  FISKE,  grandson  of  Daniel,  was  Lord  of  the  Manor 
of  Stadhaugh,  Parish  of  Laxfield,  County  of  Suffolk,  England,  lived  in  the  reigns 
of     Henry     IV.     and     VI.      (1399-1422),     he     m.     Susannah     Smyth;     she     d. 

and    he     m.     2d     Katherine    .       Simcn     Fiske,     of  Laxfield,     will     dated 

Dec.  22,  1463,  proved  at  Norwich,  England,  Feb.  26,  1463-4.  Bequeaths  his  soul 
to  God,  the  Virgin  Mary  and  all  the  Saints  in  Heaven.  Bequeaths  to  each  of  his 
sons,  William,  Jeffrey,  John  and  Edmund,  20  pounds.  Mentions  his  dau.  Margaret 
Dowsing.  Appoints  his  wife,  Katherine,  son  John  and  Nichols  Noloch  executors. 
He  d.  in  Feb.,  1464;  res.  Stadhaugh,  Laxfield,  Suffolk  Co.,  England. 

WILLIAM,  b.  in  England;  m.  Joan  Lynne. 

JEFFREY,  b.  in  England;  m.  Margaret . 

JOHN,  b.  in  England;  m. . 

EDMUND,  b.  in  England;  m.  Margery 










MARGARET,  b.  in  England;  m.  Dowsing  or  Dowling. 

2.  WILLIAM  FISKE  (Symond),  b.  Stadhaugh,  County  Suffolk,  England; 
m.  Joan  Lynne,  of  Norfolk.  He  was  of  Stadhaugh  and  lived  during  the  reigns 
of  Henry  VI.,  Edward  IV.,  Richard  III.  and  Henry  VII.  He  d.  before  his 
wife,  for  Joan  Fiske,  late  wife  of  William,  of  Laxfield,  made  her  will  July  15,  1504, 
which  was  proved  Feb.  28,  1505.  Mentions  her  sons  John,  Augustine  and  Simon, 
son's  wife  Anne  ^nd  daus.  Margery  and  Margaret.  Appoints  Sir  John  Fiske,  son 
of  John  Fiske,  and  her  son  Simon  executors.  He  d.  about  1504.  Res.  Laxfield, 

7.  i.        THOMAS,  b.  in  England;  m.  Anne  . 

8.  ii.       WILLIAM,  b.  in  England,  m.  Joan  . 

9.  iii.      AUGUSTINE,  b.  in  England;  m.  Joan  . 

-10.     iv.      SIMON,  b.  in  England;  m.  Elizabeth 

11.  V.       ROBERT,  b.  in  England;  m. and  Joan  . 

12.  vi.      JOHN.  b.  in  England;  m. . 

13.  vii.     MARGERY,  b.  in  England. 

14.  viii.  MARGARET,  b.  in  England. 

3.  JEFFREY   FISKE   (Symond),   b.   Laxfield,    Eng.,  ;   m.    Margaret 

• ,  d.  1504.  His  will  is  dated  May  3,  1504,  and  proved  May  13,  1504.  Men- 
tions sons  Jeffrey,  John  and  Simon,  and  daus.  Joan  and  Margery. 

His  wife  made  her  will  the  following  day,  May  4,  and  it  was  proved  the  13th. 

Mentions  John    and    Jeffrey    Fiske,    brothers,    and    appoints    Rev.    John    Fiske 

executor.  He  d.  May_^  1504;  res.  Laxfield,  Eng. 

15.  i.        JEFrREY^  b.  in  England;  m. . 

16.  ii.       JOHN,  b.  in  England. 

17.  iii.      SIMON,  b.  in  England. 

18.  iv.      JOAN,  b.  in  England. 

19.  v.       MARGERY,  b.  in  England. 

4.  REV.   JOHN    FISKE   (Symond),   b.   Laxfield,    Eng.,   ;   m.   there 

.     His  will  is  dated  Jan.  18,  1507,  and  was  proved  Feb.  5,  1512.     Mentions 

son  Sir  John  Fiske,  Chaplain,  and  son  Robert  Fiske,  Canon  of  Leyston.  To 
Jane,  dau.  of  Robert,  he  gives  six  and  eight  pence.  He  d.  in  1512.  Res.  Laxfield, 

20.  i.        JOHN,  b.  in  England;  m.  Phillis  . 

21.  ii.       ROBERT,  b.  in  England;  m. -. 




5.     EDMUND   FISKE  (Symond),   b.   Laxfield,   Eng., 

m.   Margery 


His  will  is  dated  Aug.  7,  1494, 
and  was  proved  Oct.  4,  1494.  His  widow 
was  co-executrix  01  her  husband's  will. 
He  d.  in  Sept.,  1494;  res.  Bury  St.  Ed- 
munds, County  Suffolk,  Eng.  It  was 
here  they  attended  divine  worship.  The 
church  was  rebuilt  in  1424-33,  having  been 
originally  erected  A.  D.  1005.  It  was  an 
elegant  structure,  139  feet  long,  exclusive 
of  the  chancel,  which  was  74x68.  The 
roof  of  the  nave,  which  was  framed  in 
Caen,  Normandy,  is  admired  for  its  light- 
ness and  elegance. 

7.     LORD  THOMAS  FISKE  (William,  Symond),  b.- 

m.  Ann^ 

Thomas  Fiske,  the  elder,  of  Laxfield,  was  Lord  of  the  Manor  of  Stadhaugh,  made 
his  will  Oct.  2.J,  1525.  It  was  proved  Dec.  10,  1525.  In  the  document  he  refers  to 
his  wife,  but  does  not  mention  name;  sons  William,  Thomas  and  Henry;  dau. 
Agnes  and  brother  Simon.  Mentions  his  lands  in  Fressingfield.  Appoints  his 
sons  Henry  and  Thomas  executors.     He  d.  Dec,  1525;  res.  Stadhaugh,  Eng. 

22.  i.         WILLIAM,  b.  in  England;  m.  Margaret  Ball. 

23.  ii.        THOMAS,  b.  in  England;  m. . 

24.  iii.       HENRY,  b.  in  England;  m. . 

25.  iv.       AGNES,  b.  in  England. 

8.  WILLIAM  FISKE  (William,  Symond),  b.  Laxfield,  Eng.;  m.  Joan . 

He  was  of  Halesworth,  made  his  will  Jan.  31,  1512-13,  proved  May  12,  1513.  Men- 
tions wife  Joan,  son  Thomas,  and  brothers  Simon  and  Thomas.  He  d.  in  I5I3> 
res.  Halesworth,  Eng. 

26.  i.         THOMAS,  b.  in  England. 

9.  AUGUSTINE  FISKE  (William,  Symond),  b.  Laxfield,  Eng.,  ;  m. 

Joan  .     He   was   of   Laxfield:   his  will   is   dated   Mar.    15,    1507-08,   and  was 

proved  Apr.  11.  1508.  His  wife  was  Joan,  son  Thomas,  and  brothers  Simon  and 
Thomas.     He  d.   150S:  res.  Laxfield,  Eng. 

27.  i.         THOMAS,  b.  in  England. 

ID.  SIMON  FISKE  (William,  Symond),  b.  Laxfield.  Eng.,  ;  m.  Eliz- 
abeth ■  She  d.  in  Halesworth  in  June,  1558.  He  resided  in  Laxfield  and 
made  his  will  July  10,  1536.  It  was  proved  July  13,  1538.  He  desires  to  be  buried 
at  the  chancel  end  of  the  Church  of  All  Saints,  in  Laxfield.  next  his  father,  son 
Robert,  son  William,  and  wife  Elizabeth,  son  Jeffrey,  daus.  Joan  Iverton,  Gelyne 
Warner,  Agnes  Fiske,  son  Simon.  John  Fiske  of  Holton  was  supervisor.  He  d. 
in  Jurffe,  1538;  res.  Laxfield,  Eng. 

^  28.     i.      -  SIMON,  b.  in  England;  m. . 

'WILLIAM,  b.  in  England. 

ROBERT,  b.  in  England;  m.  Alice  . 

"JOAN,  b.  in  England:  m.  Iverton. 

-JEFFREY,  b.  in  England. 

iGELYNE,  b.  in  England;  m.  Warner. 

AGNES,  b.  in  England. 

THOMAS,  b.  in  England. 

-ELIZABETH,  b.  in  England. 

JOHN,  b.  in  England. 

II.     ROBERT  FISKE  (William,  Symond),  b.   Rendham,  ;  m. 

and  Joan  .     He  was  a  clothmaker  by  trade;  will  dated  Feb.  15,  1563. 

He  desired  to  be  buried  in  the  parish  of  St.  Mary's  at  Elms  in  Ipswich,  where  his 
former  wif«  is  buried.  John  Cole,  of  Ipswich,  was  executor.  He  d.  1563;  res. 
Ipswich,  Eng. 

38.,    i.         MARGARET,  b.  in  England. 



















pHN  FISKE  (William,  Symond),  b.  Laxfield,  Eng.,  ;  m.  

Wis  wife  d.  before  he  did.     His  will  is  dated  Nov.  23,  1550,  and  proved 


July  2,  1562.     Desires  to  be  buried  in  the  churchyard  in  Holton  near  his  children. 
He  d.  1562;  res.  Laxfield  and  Holton,  Eng. 

39.  i.         WILLIAM,  b.  in  England. 

40.  ii.        FRANCIS,  b.  in  England. 

41.  iii.       JANE,  b.  in  England;  m. Keene. 

15.     JEFFREY  FISKE  (Jefifrey,  Symond),  b.  in  England, 

He  was  a  cooper.     He  d.  Apr.  29,  1591;  res.  Laxfield,  Eng. 

20.  SIR   JOHN    FISKE,    Chaplain,    (John,    Symond),    b.    Laxfield,    Eng., 

;  m.  Phillis .    John  Fiske,  of  Halesworth,  Mercer,  will  dated  Oct.  5, 

1530,  proved  Apr.  21,  1531,  wife  Phillis;  brother  Robert.    John  Fiske,  of  Holton, 
was  executor.     He  d.  s.  p.  1531;  res.  Halesworth,  Eng. 

21.  ROBERT  FISKE  (John,  Symond),  b.  Laxfield,  Eng.,  ;  m.  

.     He  was  Canon  of  Leyston;  res.  Leyston,  Eng. 

42.     i.         JANE,  b. .     Mentioned  in  her  grandfather's  will. 

22.  WILLIAM    FISKE   (Thomas,   William,    Symond),b.    Stadhaugh,    Eng., 
m.    Margaret   Ball.     William   Fyske,   of   Stadhaugh,   in   Laxfield,    County 

Suffolk,  diocese  of  Norwich,  will  dated  Oct.  15,  1558,  proved  May  4,  1559.  Men- 
tions wife  Margaret,  son  John,  son  Rauf,  daus.  Alice,  Meriam,  Jane  and  Margaret; 
William  Ffyske,  son  of  brother  Henry,  dec,  my  daus.  Faith  and  Katherine;  exec- 
utors to  be  my  wife  and  brother-in-law  Robert  Ball  and  Roger  Wade  of  Berrnond- 
sey.     He  d.  1559;  res.  Stadhaugh,  Eng. 

43.  i.*         MATHEW,  b.  in  England;  m.  Elizabeth  Jordain,  Margaret  Hay- 

wood and  Anne  Haggune. 

44.  ii.        FRANCIS,  b.  in  England. 

45.  iii.       JOHN,  b.  in  England;  m.  Joan  Couper. 

46.  iv.       RALPH,  b.  in  England;  d.  s.  p. 

47.  V.        ALICE,  b.  in  England;  m. Meriam. 

48.  vi.       JANE,  b.  in  England. 

49.  vii.      MARGARET,  b.  in  England. 
49/4-viii.     FAITH,  b.  in  England. 
49H.ix.       KATHERINE,  b.  in  England. 

23.     THOMAS  FISKE  (Thomas,  William,  Symond),  b.  in  England, 

His  will  is  dated  Jan.  20,   1559.     No  sons  mentioned.     He  d. 
Jan.,  1559;  res.  Stadbrook,  Eng. 

50.  i.         CHRISTIAN,  b.  in  England;  m.  Edward  Sewell. 

51.  ii.        MARGARET,  b.  in  England;  m.  Alan  Barrett. 

52.  iii.       ALICE,  b.  in  England. 

5J.     iv.       DOROTHY,  b.  in  England. 
54.     v.        JOAN,  b.  in  England. 

24.     HENRY    FISKE    (Thomas,    William,    Symond),    b.    Stadhaugh,    Eng., 
m. .     Henry  Fiske,  of  Cratfield,  made  his  will  Aug.  19,  1558, 

and  it  was  proved  Sept.  16,  1558.  He  bequeaths  to  his  son  William  all  his  lands 
in  Frissingfield,  called  Gooches,  son  Thomas,  and  his  dau.  Mary,  son  Jefifrey, 
godson  Francis  Fiske.  Appoints  his  brother  Thomas  Fiske,  of  Stadbrook,  and 
his  son  William  executors.     He  d.  1558;  res.  Cratfield,  Eng. 

55.  i.         WILLIAM,  b.  in  England;  m. . 

56.  ii.        JEFFREY,  b.  in  England. 

57.  iii.       THOMAS,  b.  in  England;  m.  Alice . 

28.     SIMON  FISKE  (Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Laxfield,  Eng., 

His  will  is  dated  Jan.  25,  1505.  He  gave  legacies  to  his  children 
who  were  all  young  and  a  bequest  to  his  brother,  Master  John  Fiske,  ten  marks, 
to  sing  for  his  soul  one  year.     He  d.  1505;  res.  Laxfield,  Eng. 

-^^'58-     i-         ROBERT,  b.  in  England;  m.  Mrs.  Sybil  (Gould)  Barber. 

59.  ii.        JOHN,  b.  in  England;  m.  Thomasine  Pinchard. 

60.  iii.       GEORGE,  b.  in  England;  m.  Anne . 

61.  iv.       NICHOLAS,  b.  in  England;  m.  Joan  Crispe. 

62.  v.        JEFFREY,  b.  in  England. 

63.  vi.       JEREMY,  b.  in  England;  m. .  1' 

64.  vii.      WILLIAM,  b.  in  England;  m. .  ■' 

65.  viii.     RICHARD,  b.  in  England;  m.  Agnes  Crispe. 


66.  ix.       JOAN,  b.  in  England. 

67.  X.        GELYNE,  b.  in  England. 

68.  xi.       AGNES,  b.  in  England. 

30.     ROBERT  FISKE  (Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Laxfield,  Eng., 







45.    J( 


m.  Alice  .  His  will  is  dated  Mar.  6,  1549,  proved  Apr.  5,  1551.  His  chil- 
dren were  all  under  twenty-one  years  of  age.  Appoints  his  wife,  John  Jacob  of 
Forncett  and  Edmund  Crispe  of  Laxfield  executors.  He  d.  1551;  res.  Laxfield, 

69.  i.  NICHOLAS,  b.   in  England. 

70.  ii.        ANNE,  b.  in  England. 

71.  iii.       CHRISTIAN,  b.  in  England. 

43.     MATHEW     FISKE    (William,    Thomas,    William,    Symond),  b.     Stad- 

haugh,  Eng.,  ;  m.  Elizabeth  Jordain,  dau.  of  Wm.     She  d.  Jan.  6,  1592;  m. 

2d,  Oct.  24,  1592,  Margaret  Hay  ward,  d.  Sept.  13,  161 1;  m.  3d,  Jan.  30,  1612,  Anne 
Huggune.  Res.  Laxfield,  Eng.  He  d.  Nov.  5,  1627.  He  was  a  yeoman  and 
resided  in  Laxfield,  but  d.  in  Ubbeston.  His  will  is  dated  June  11,  1627,  and  was 
proved  Jan.  13,  1628.  Mentions  wife  Anne,  son  Nicholas,  son  John  and  his  son 
John,  dau.  Elizabeth,  wife  of  Edmund  Stannard. 

WILLIAM,  bap.  in  England;  d.  June  23,  1579. 

ELIZABETH,  bap.  Feb.  12,  1580;  m.,  July  25,  1604,  Edmund 
Stannard;  res.  Laxfield. 

NICHOLAS,  b.  in  England;  m.  Judith  Reade. 

JOHN,  b.  in  England;  m.  Elizabeth  Button. 

JOHN    FISKE    (William,    Thomas,    William,    Symond),    b.    Stadhaugh, 

m.  Joan  Couper,  dau.   of  William  of  Suffolk.     He  d.  ;  res. 

Studhaugh  and  Cratfield,  Eng. 

76.  i.         WILLIAM,  b.  in  England;  m.  Arone  Hart. 

77.  ii.        JOHN,  b.  in  England. 

55-     WILLIAM  FISKE  (Henry,  Thomas,  William,  Symond),  b.  Stadhaugh, 

Eng.,  ;  m. —.     William  Fiske.  the  elder,  of  C'-atfield,  made  his 

will  Mar.  27,  1607.  It  was  proved  Apr.  14,  1608.  Mentions  sons  William,  John, 
Gregory  and  Henry  and  brother  Thomas.     He  d.  1608;  res.  Cratfiela,  Eng. 

The  Fiske  Family. — In  editing  the  transcript  of  the  Parish  papers  of  Cratfield, 
Suffolk,  England,  made  by  the  late  Rev.  W.  Holland,  M.  A.,  Rector  of  Hunting- 
field,  it  became  necessary  to  examine  the  original  documents.  Among  them  I 
found  an  indenture  of  the  register  for  the  year  1565  containing  among  entries  of 
the  Plimpton,  Mills,  Baker,  Grimsby-Newson,  Gilberde,  Brokbanke,  Saunders, 
Button,  Curdie  and  Long  families,  "William  Fyske,  sonne  of  Jefrey  Fyske  and 
of  Christian  his  wyfe,  was  bap.  the  last  daye  of  Sept.  In  1566  William  Fyske  and 
Jefrey  Fyske  were  contributors,  respectively,  toward  the  enfranchisement  of  the 
parish  lands. 

7^'.     i.         HENRY,  b.  in  England;  m.  Margaret  Gibson. 

79.  ii.        JOHN,  b.  in  England. 

80.  iii.       GREGORY,  b.  in   England. 

81.  iv.       WILLIAM,  b.  in  England;  m.  Mrs.  Elizabeth . 

57-     THOMAS  FISKE  (Henry,  Thomas,  William,  Symond),  b.  in  England, 

;  m.  Alice  .     He  d.  s.  p.     His  will  is  dated  Mar.  16,   1603,  and  was 

proved  June  5,  1604.  His  wife  was  Alice.  He  gave  legacies  to  his  sister  Knight, 
and  William  Fiske  residing  with  him.  He  makes  William,  son  of  William  Fiske 
of  Hock'--'^.am  to  Norfolk  his  principal  heir.     He  d.  in  1604;  res.  Wenhaston,  Eng. 

^  '58.  ROBERT  FISKE  (Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Stadhaugh, 
p"?-''^bo"t  525;  m.  Mrs.  Sybil  (Gould)  Barber.  For  some  time  he  was  of  the 
l^arish  of  St.  j^mes.  South  Elmham,  Eng.  Sybil,  the  wife  of  Robert,  was  in  great 
."o^^"  ^"  the  I'me  of  the  religious  persecution,  1553-58,  as  was  her  sister  Isabella, 
orignially  Gouli,  who  was  confined  in  the  castle  of  Norwich,  and'  escaped  death 
only  by  the  power  of  her  brothers,  who  were  men  of  great  influence  in  the 
county.  Robert  fled  for  religion's  sake  in  the  days  of  Queen  Mary  to  Geneva, 
but  returned  latCi-,  and  died  at  St.  James.'  His  will  is  dated  Apr.  10,  1590,  and 
proved  July  28,  1600.  Robert  Fiske  had  by  Sybil  Gould,  his  wife,  four  sons  and 
one  daughter.     The  sons  were  William,  Jeffrey,  Thomas  and  Eleazer.     Eleazer  had 



f       M  no  issue,  but  the  progeny  of  William,  Jeffrey  and  Thomas  in  whole  or  in  part  set- 

I       gi  tied  in  New  England.     About  this  time  was  a  season  of  great  religious  persecu- 

tion.    From  the  "Magna  Brittannica"  we  learn  that  Waybred  is  a  town  in  Suffolk 
County,  England. 

John  Noyes,  of  Laxfield,  Suffolk  County,  shoemaker,  was  burned  at  Laxfield 
Sept.  21,  1557.     Vol.  v.,  p.  303. 

John  Alcock  was  taken  for  heresy  at  Headley  Church,  imprisoned,  and  died 
in  prison,  and  buried  in  a  dunghill.     P.  305. 

William  Brown,  a  minister,  was  a  long  time  in  trouble  for  charges  of  heresy, 
his  living  taken  from  him,  and  died  in  poverty.     P.  305. 
Oliver  Cromwell  was  of  Suffolk  County.     P.  175. 

Res.  Broad  Gates,  Laxfield,  near  Framlingham,  and  St.  James,  South  Elm- 
hani,  Suffolk  County,  Eng.     He  d.  in  1600. 

/^  82.     i.         WILLIAM,  b.  in  1566;  m.  Anna  Anstye  and  Alice . 

83.  ii.        JEFFREY,  b.  in  England;  m.  Sarah  Cooke. 

84.  iii.       THOMAS,  b.  in  England;  m.  Margery . 

85.  iv.       ELEAZER,  b.  in  England;  m.  Elizabeth .     He  d.  s.  p.  in 

Metfield,  England,  in  July,  1615.  His  will  is  dated  June  3, 
1613,  and  was  proved  July  4,  1615.  To  his  wife  Elizabeth  he 
gave  lands,  etc.,  in  the  parish  of  St.  James,  South  Elmham, 
during  her  life.  Gave  property  to  nephews  Nathaniel  and 
David,  sons  of  brothers  William  and  Jeffrey,  and  legacies 
to  the  other  children  of  said  brothers,  and  to  the  children  of 
his  brother  Thomas.  The  widow  d.  in  1629.  Her  will  is 
dated  Jan.  9,  1629.  Made  bequest  to  Elizabeth,  dau.  of  Sam- 
uel Fiske,  ten  shillings.  Her  will  was  witnessed  by  Nicholas 
Bancroft  and  others. 

86  v.  ELIZABETH,  b.  in  England;  m.  Robert  Bernard.  It  will  be 
remembered  that  Robert  and  Sybil  Fiske,  of  whom  their  de- 
scendants were  accustomed  to  speak  with  respect  as  Protestant 
confessors  in  the  reign  of  Queen  Mary,  had  beside  the  four 
sons  a  daughter  Elizabeth,  who  married  Robert  Bernard,  who 
was  a  farmer  of  the  estate  of  Custrick  Hall,  in  Wecky,  County 
Essex,  which  he  held  of  Sir  Edward  Coke,  the  lord  chief 
justice.  And,  having  mentioned  this  marriage,  Candler  brings 
before  us  a  genealogical  fact  of  great  curiosity  and  impor- 
tance. It  is  that  a  daughter  of  this  Bernard  married  a  Locke, 
and  was  the  mother  of  John  Locke,  who  writing  about  1660, 
he  describes  simply  as  "John  Locke,  M.  A."  Very  little  is 
known  of  Locke's  father,  but,  any  one  who  has  written  on 
his  life  has  not  had  the  slightest  knowledge  of  the  mother  to 
whom  we  owe  this  eminent  man.  The  mother  of  Locke  was 
brought  up  among  the  more  zealous  Puritans  of  the  Counties 
of  Essex  and  Suffolk,  and  heard  from  her  infancy  stories  of 
religious  persecutions.  She  must  have  seen  near  connections 
of  her  family  leaving  their  native  homes  to  find,  as  they  sup- 
posed, security  and  peace  in  a  distant  land,  and  the  feeling  thus 
engendered  in  her  mind  we  may  easily  believe  to  have  been 
communicated  to  her  son,  who  in  due  time  became  the  great 
defender  of  the  principles  of  the  utmost  tolerance  in  dealing 
with  men  in  force  of  conscience  and  religious  opinion.  This 
is  a  digression,  but  perhaps  it  will  not  be  unacceptable  to  see 
the  name  of  so  illustrious  a  person  now  for  t'C  ir-r^^t  time 
placed  in  public  in  family  connection  with  so  mary  of  the  v', — ; 
Puritan  settlers  in  New  England.  Bernard  stcd  in  the  reic-n 
tion  of  great-uncle  to  Candler,  who  records  th-  facts  which  1 
have  now  brought  from  their  hiding  place,  and  to  all  the 
Fiskes  who  laid  the  foundation  of  the  familes  of  that  name 
in  the  New  England  states.  John  Locke  (griudson  of  Robert 
Fiske),  English  philosopher,  was  born  at  ^v/■rington.  Somer- 
setshire, Aug.  29,  1632,  died  at  Oates,  a  cou'itry  seat  in-£ssex, 
Oct  28,  1704.  The  moderate  inheritance  of  his  family  was  con- 
siderably reduced  during  the  civil  wars,  in  which  his  father  was 


a  parliamentary  captain.  Under  the  brief  political  ascendancy 
of  the  Puritans  he  imbibed  the  religious  principle  and  spirit 
of  liberty  which  actuated  that  body  of  men.  His  education 
began  at  Westminster  school,  from  which  he  was  elected  in 
1651  to  Christ  Church  College,  Oxford,  where  he  graduated 
bachelor  of  arts  in  1655  and  master  in  1658,  continuing  to 
reside  in  that  city  till  1664.  In  after  life  he  regretted  that  he 
had  spent  so  much  of  his  time  in  the  university,  chiefly  from  his 
contempt  of  the  scholastic  philosophy  and  methods  which  were 
there  upheld;  yet  he  applied  himself  diligently  to  the  classics, 
read  in  private  the  works  of  Bacon  and  Descartes,  and  enjoyed 
the  friendship  of  persons  whose  society  and  conversation  first 
suggested  the  idea  of  his  greatest  work.  His  companions 
were  chosen  rather  from  among  the  lively  and  agreeable  than 
the  sfudious  and  learned,  and  his  early  correspondence  often 
displays  wit  and  irony.  The  precise  and  scientific  method  of 
Descartes  seems  to  have  given  the  first  impulse  to  his  specu- 
lations, but  Bacon  exerted  a  more  permanent  and  congenial 
influence,  and  he  may  be  called  the  metaphysician  of  the 
Baconian  philosophy.  After  receiving  his  degrees  he  devoted 
himself  principally  to  medicine,  which  occupied  much  of  his 
attention  through  life,  and  his  eminent  proficiency  in  which  is 
attested  by  Dr.  Sudenham,  the  greatest  authority  of  his  time. 
In  1664  he  accepted  the  post  of  secretary  in  a  diplomatic  mis- 
sion to  the  court  of  Brandenburg,  and,  returning  to  Oxford 
within  a  year,  was  in  doubt  whether  to  begin  the  practice  of 
medicine  as  a  profession,  to  continue  in  diplomatic  employ- 
ment, offers  of  which  both  in  Spain  and  Germany  were  made 
to  him,  or  to  enter  the  church,  a  considerable  preferment  in 
which  was  promised  through  the  duke  of  Orleans,  lord  lieu- 
tenant of  Ireland.  He  was  engaged  in  studies  of  experimental 
philosophy,  when  in  1666  he  became  acquainted  with  Lord 
Ashley,  afterward  earl  of  Shaftesbury,  who  was  then  suffering 
from  an  abscess  in  the  chest.  Locke  divined  the  nature  of  the 
disorder,  which  no  one  else  had  been  able  to  discover;  the  life 
of  the  nobleman  was  believed  to  have  been  saved  by  a  surgical 
operation  which  the  philosopher  advised;  and  the  result  was 
a  close  and  permanent  friendship  between  them.  Locke  ac- 
companied him  to  London,  and  in  his  house  enjoyed  the  soci- 
ety of  the  duke  of  Buckingham,  the  earl  of  Northumberland, 
Lord  Halifax,  and  others  of  the  most  distinguished  characters 
of  the  time.  Ashley  united  engaging  manners  with  distin- 
guished ability,  and  was  an  admirable  talker;  and  Locke, 
whose  esteem  for  conversational  capacity  led  him  to  assign  it 
a  first  place  in  the  formation  of  a  man's  mind,  was  probably 
attached  in  this  instance  very  much  by  his  quality.  While 
residing  with  him,  he  superintended  the  education  of  his  son, 
and  subsequently  of  his  grandson,  the  third  earl  of  Shaftes- 
bury, the  elegant  philosophical  writer  of  Queen  Anne's  reign. 
In  1668  he  accompanied  the  earl  and  countess  of  Northumber- 
land on  a  tour  in  France,  and  after  his  return  was  employed 
by  Ashley  to  draw  up  the  fundamental  laws  of  Carolina,  which 
province  had  been  granted  to  him  and  seven  others.  The 
scheme  of  government  which  was  prepared,  aristocratic  and 
conformed  to  monarchy,  yet  tolerant  of  all  religions,  indicates 
the  cautious  and  practical  tendencies  of  his  mind,  since,  though 
a  lover  of  freedom,  he  proposed  to  establish  it  in  a  new  coun- 
try only  in  so  far  as  it  had  been  realized  in  England.  In  1670 
he  made  the  first  sketch  of  his  "Essay  concerning  Human 
Understanding,"  which  was  finished  in  1687  and  published  in 
1690.  In  a  discussion  with  five  or  six  friends  at  his  chambers 
in  Oxford,  he  suggested  that  the  dispute  and  perplexity  could 
only  be  solved  by  a  preliminary  examination  of  our  own  abili- 



ties,  and  of  what  subjects  our  understandings  are  or  are  not 
fitted  to  deal  with.  He  set  down  several  thoughts  on  the  sub- 
ject previous  to  their  next  meeting,  and  the  work  thus  begun 
was  often  resumed  and  often  neglected  during  his  various  avo- 
cations, and  was  ultimately  completed  in  retirement  and  leis- 
ure. While  Shaftesbury  was  lord  chancellor,  Locke  held  the 
appointment  of  secretary  for  the  presentation  of  beneficies,  and 
afterward  of  secretary  to  the  board  of  trade.  In  1675  he  went 
to  France  for  the  benefit  of  his  health,  residing  at  Montpellier, 
where  he  became  acquainted  with  Mr.  Herbert,  afterward  earl 
of  Pembroke,  to  whom  his  "Essay"  is  dedicated,  and  in  Paris, 
where  his  conversation  was  welcomed  by  the  most  eminent 
literary  and  scientific  men.  He  was  recalled  to  England  when 
Shaftesbury  regained  power  for  a  brief  season  in  1679;  and 
when  that  nobleman  charged  with  high  treason  had  taken 
refuge  in  Holland,  he  followed  him  thither  in  1683.  He  con- 
tinued to  reside  there  after  the  death  of  Shaftesbury,  having 
incurred  the  hostility  of  the  court  by  his  connection  with  him. 
At  Amsterdam  he  kept  aloof  from  the  British  exiles  who  were 
plotting  the  rebellion  of  Monmouth,  auguring  their  ill  success, 
and  joined  with  Limborch,  Le  Clerc,  and  others,  in  the  forma- 
tion of  a  philosophical  society  for  the  weekly  discussion  of  im- 
portant business.  Spies  were  set  about  him  to  suggest  irri- 
tating topics,  and  to  report  his  words  to  his  ruin,  but  they 
were  foiled  by  his  steady  silence  concerning  the  politics  of  the 
day.  The  court  therefore  resolved  to  punish  him  in  the  only 
point  where  he  was  vulnerable,  and  ejected  him  from  his  stu- 
dentship in  Christchurch  College.  Still  he  refused  to  take  part 
in  the  schemes  of  invasion,  and  concealed  himself  at  Utrecht, 
where  he  was  employed  in  writing  his  letter  "On  Toleration." 
In  the  Bibliotheque  universalle  et  historique  of  Le  Clerc  he 
published  in  French  in  1686  a  "New  Method  of  a  Common- 
place Book,"  in  1687  an  abridgement  of  his  "Essay  on  the 
Human  Understanding,"  which  was  published  in  England  in 
the  same  year,  and  in  Latin  at  Gouda  in  1689.  Its  liberal  views 
were  attacked  by  an  Oxford  theologian,  and  were  defended  by 
Locke  in  two  additional  letters.  Adopting  the  theory  of  a 
compact,  he  maintained  that  the  state  relates  only  to  civil  inter- 
ests, has  nothing  to  do  with  matters  in  the  world  to  come, 
and  should  therefore  tolerate  all  modes  of  worship  not  im- 
moral in  their  nature  or  involving  doctrines  inimical  to  good 
government.  Conscious  of  no  crime,  he  refused  to  accept  a 
pardon  which  William  Penn  promised  to  obtain  for  him  from 
James  II.,  but  returned  to  England  after  the  revolution  of 
1688  in  the  same  fleet  which  brought  the  Princess  of  Orange, 
and  obtained  through  Lord  Mordaunt  the  office  of  commis- 
sioner of  appeals.  In  1690  appeared  his  "Essay  concerning 
Human  Understanding,"  the  first  work  which  attracted  atten- 
tion in  England  to  metaphysical  speculations,  except  on  the 
part  of  merely  studious  men,  and  one  of  the  greatest  contribu- 
tions in  modern  times  to  the  philosophy  of  the  human  mind. 
The  celebrity  of  the  author  as  a  friend  of  religious  liberty,  the 
attacks  upon  it,  and  the  attempts  made  at  Oxford  to  prevent 
the  students  from  reading  it.  were  among  the  secondary 
causes  of  its  success.  Six  editions  appeared  within  fourteen 
years,  and  through  translations  into  Latin  and  French  the 
fame  of  the  author  was  made  European.  He  published  in 
1690  two  "Treatises  on  Civil  Government,"  written  to  support 
the  principles  of  the  revolution  by  establishing  the  title  of 
King  William  upon  the  consent  of  the  people  as  the  only 
title  of  lawful  government.  In  1693  his  "Thoughts  Concern- 
ing Education,"  in  which  his  object  is  to  fashion  a  gentleman 
rather   than   a   scholar,   and   therefore   he   lays   less   stress   on 


learning  than  on  virtue,  breeding  and  practical  wisdom;  and 
in  1695  "The  Reasonableness  of  Christianity,"  the  object  of 
which  was  to  determine  what  points  of  belief  were  common 
to  all  the  Christian  sects,  in  order  to  facilitate  a  plan  of  the 
king  for  the  reconciliation  and  union  of  them  all.  He  pub- 
lished a  vindication  of  this  work  against  the  charge  of  So- 
cinianism,  and  conducted  a  controversy  with  Stillingfieet, 
who  in  his  work  on  the  Trinity  denounced  some  of  the  prin- 
ciples of  the  "Essay"  as  opposed  to  fundamental  Christian 
doctrines.  In  1700  he  resigned  his  commissionership  in  con- 
sequence of  his  failing  health,  and,  declining  a  pension  offered 
him  by  the  king  in  a  personal  interview,  returned  to  the  man- 
sion of  his  friend  Sir  Francis  Masham  at  Oates,  in  Essex, 
where  he  devoted  the  remainder  of  his  life  to  the  study  of  the 
Scriptures.  Among  the  fruits  of  his  later  labors  were  a  "Dis- 
course on  the  Miracles,"  "Paraphrases,  with  Notes,  of  the 
Epistles  of  St.  Paul,"  and  an  "Examination  of  Father  Male- 
branche's  Opinion  of  Seeing  all  Things  in  God,"  which  were 
published  posthumously.  His  excellent  treatise  on  the  "Con- 
duct of  the  Understanding,"  which  may  be  regarded  as  the 
ethical  application  of  his  "Essay,"  being  a  scheme  of  the  edu- 
cation which  an  adult  person  should  give  himself,  also  ap- 
peared after  his  death.  He  received  during  his  last  years, 
while  suffering  under  an  incurable  asthma,  the  affectionate 
attentions  of  Lady  Masham,  a  daughter  of  Ralph  Cudworth, 
and  died  ultimately  in  his  chair,  from  the  natural  decay  of  a 
constitution  originally  weak,  while  she  was  reading  the  Psalms 
to  him.  The  course  and  circumstances  of  Locke's  life  were 
in  every  respect  favorable  to  the  production  of  such  work  as 
the  "Essa"  Concerning  Human  Understanding."  Early  im- 
bued with,  zeal  for  liberty  and  with  the  principles  of  a  severe 
moi"ality,  1  5  whole  life  was  a  warfare  against  the  enemies  of 
freedom  ii  speculation,  freedom  in  worship,  and  freedom 
from  ever]  unnecessary  political  restraint.  Acquainted  by 
his  studies  both  with  scholastic  subtleties  and  the  physical 
sciences,  he  was  in  mature  age  admitted  to  the  society  of  wits 
and  politicians,  and  became  a  man  of  business  and  of  the 
world.  The  "Essay"  was  the  product  of  meditation  continued 
through  many  years,  was  composed  at  intervals,  and  is  in  a 
studied  colloquial  and  rather  racy  style,  which,  however  at- 
tractive to  the  reader,  is  too  figurative,  ambiguous,  various, 
and  even  contradictory,  for  the  purposes  of  philosophy.  The 
essential  character  and  tendency  of  his  system  has  therefore 
always  been  a  matter  of  dispute  between  metaphysicians  of 
difterenl  schools,  and  different  passages  suggest  very  opposite 
conclusions.  His  object  was  to  inquire  into  the  origin,  cer- 
tainty, and  extent  of  human  knowledge,  and  his  method  was 
purely  psychological,  by  the  patient  and  tentative  observa- 
tion of  the  phenomena  of  consciousness.  In  the  first  book  he 
confutes  the  Cartesian  doctrine  of  innate  principles  or  axioms, 
which  would  conflict  with  his  whole  theory  of  the  empirical 
origin  of  our  ideas.  This  theory  is  fully  developed  in  the 
second  book,  in  which  he  shows  that  our  natural  faculties  are 
capable  of  forming  every  notion  that  we  possess,  that  the 
action  of  these  faculties  takes  its  rise  from  experience,  and 
that  the  mind  may  therefore  be  compared  to  a  sheet  of  white 
paper  void  of  all  characters  till  the  events  of  time  inscribe 
them.  Having  thus  stated  the  principle  that  all  the  materials 
of  our  knowledge  come  from  experience,  he  explains  it  more 
particularly  by  making  a  distinction  between  sensation  and  re- 
flection as  sources  of  ideas.  The  former  is  observation  of  the 
external  world,  the  latter  of  our  own  mental  operations. 
Though  he  uses  the  term  reflection  in  a  wavering  and  indefi- 





nite  sense,  it  does  not  plainly  appear  that  he  ascribed  to  it  any 
other  power  than  that  of  a  mere  formal  and  logical  mechan- 
ism, to  act  upon,  to  combine  and  compare,  and  to  extensively 
modify  the  materials  primarily  afforded  by  the  senses.  In 
long  and  acute  processes  of  reasoning  he  aims  to  bring  the 
ideas  of  space,  time,  infinity,  causality,  personal  identity,  sub- 
stance, and  good  and  evil  within  the  limits  of  experience.  The 
third  book  is  a  treatise  on  the  nature,  use  and  abuse  of  lan- 
guage. In  the  fourth  book  he  passes  from  ideas  to  knowl- 
edge, from  psychology  to  onthology,  treating  the  question 
as  to  the  adequacy  of  our  ideas  and  the  reality  of  our  knowl- 
edge. He  held  a  representative  theory  of  perception,  main- 
taining that  the  mind  does  not  know  things  immediately,  but 
by  the  intervention  of  ideas;  that  knowledge  is  real  only  in  so 
far  as  there  is  conformity  between  our  ideas  and  the  reality 
of  things:  and  that  ideas  may  be  entirely  inadequate,  however 
distinct  they  are,  thus  rejecting  the  criterion  of  Descartes. 
This  theory  contains  the  germ  of  utter  skepticism,  and  was  the 
ground  on  which  Berkeley  denied  the  existence  of  the  material 
world,  and  Hume  involved  all  human  knowledge  in  doubt. 
The  distinction  established  by  Kant  between  the  cause  and  the 
occasion  of  our  conceptions,  making  the  former  to  exist  in  the 
original  constitution  of  the  mind,  and  the  latter  in  the  circum- 
stances of  experience,  would  have  removed  the  fundamental 
error  involved,  perhaps  without  design,  in  the  system  of  Locke. 
There  are  indications  in  many  passages  of  his  work  that  he  was 
not  satisfied  with  that  tendency  to  sensationalism,  which  when 
rigidly  developed  bore  fruits  of  utilitarianism  in  morals,  ma- 
terialism in  metaphysics,  and  skepticism  in  religion.  A  biog- 
raphy of  Locke  was  published  in  1829  by  Lord  King,  a  lineal 
descendant  of  his  sister,  and  added  to  Bohn's  "Standard 
Library"  in  1858.  The  best  complete  edition  of  his  works  is 
in  10  vols.  (London,  182,3).  His  philosophical  works  have 
been  published  by  J.  A.  St.  John  (2d  ed.,  2  vols.,  London, 
1854).  A  new  biography  by  H.  R.  Fox  Bourne  was  announced 
in  1874.  Another  daughter  of  Elizabeth  (Fisk)  Bernard  married 

Thomasine,  and  brother-in-law,  John  Pinchard  of  Bedingfield.     He  d.  s.  p.  1607; 

res.  Twitshall,  St.  Mary,  England. 

59.     JOHN  FISKE  (Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  in  Laxfield,  Eng., 
-;  m.  Thomasine  Pinchard.     His  will  is  dated  Oct.  i,  i6o7,  mentions  his  wife, 

Thomasine,  and  brother-in-law,  John  Pinchard  of  Bedingfield.     He  d.  s.  p.   1607; 
res.  Twitshall,  St.  Mary,  England. 

60.     GEORGE  FISKE  (Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Laxfield,  Eng., 
m.  Anne .     His  will  is  dated  Jan.  6,  1591,  and  proved  Apr.  7,  1593. 

His  widow  was  living  in  1613.     He  d.  March,  1593;  res.  Westhall.  Eng. 

87.  i.         GEORGE,  b.  in  England;  m.  Margerv  Simonds. 

88.  ii.       THOMAS,  b.  in  England.     He  was  of  Westhall;  made  his  will 

Apr.  IS,  1613,  which  was  proved  Aug.  28,  1613.  Mentions  his 
mother  Anne  Fiske,  brother  George,  sister  Margaret  Whit- 
tingham,  brother  Jeffery  and  his  four  cliildren  Gelyon,  Eliza- 
beth, Anne  and  Milicent.  Appoints  his  brother  George  and 
Thomas  Fiske  of  Wi^sthall  executors. 

89.  iii.       MARGARET,   b.   in   England;   m.   Jeffrey  Whittingham.     Ch.: 

Gelyon.  Elizabeth,  Anne, and  Milicent. 
Sgyo.iv.       JEFFREY,  b.  England. 

6t.     NICHOLAS  FISKE   (Simon,    Simon.  William,    Symond),  b.    Laxfield, 

Eng., ;  m.  Joan  Crispe,  dau.  of  William  of  Laxfield.     His  will  is  dated  Aug. 

20,  1569;  proved  Sept.  28,  1569.  Witnessed  by  John  Fiske.  Fox  in  his  "Book  of 
Martyrs"  in  relating  the  account  of  the  burning  of  John  Noyes  refers  to  Nicholas 
Fiske  as  Noyes'  brother-in-law.     He  d.  Sept.,  1569;  res.  Dennington,  Eng. 

90.  i.         WILLIAM,  b.  in  England;  m.  Helen . 


91.  ii.  AMOS,  b.  in  England;  m.  Mary . 

92.  iii.  RACHEL,  b.  in  England. 

93.  iv.  ESTHER,  b.  in  England. 

94.  V.  MARY,  b.  in  England. 

63.    JEREMY  FISKE  (Simon,   Simon,  William,   Symond),   b.   in   England, 
■  m. .     She  d.   Nov.   15,   1624.     He  resided  in   Laxfield.     His 

will  is  dated  Aug.  22,  1630,  and  was  proved  Sept.  16,  1630.  Made  bequests  to  his 
son-in-law  Peter  Cook  and  his  son  John,  of  a  house  and  land  in  Tittleshall,  County 
Norfolk.     He  d.  Sept.,  1630;  res.  Laxfield,  Eng. 

95.  i.         ALICE,  bap.  Dec.  22,  1588;  d.  Apr.  7,  1593. 

96.  ii.       ANNE,  bap.   Mar.    12,   1591;   m.   Peter  Cook.     They  had  a  son 


64.  WILLIAM  FISKE  (Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Laxfield, 
Eng.,  ;  m. .  She  d.  before  1575.  He  resided  in  South  Elm- 
ham  and  fled  for  religion's  sake  in  the  time  of  Queen  Mary.  His  will  is  dated 
Oct.  10,  1575,  and  proved  Jan.  30,  1578.  Witnessed  by  Robert  and  Jeffrey  Fiske 
and  William  Ryarde;  res.  St.  Michaels,  South  Elmham,  Eng. 

97.  i.         GELYON,  b.  in  England;  m. Aldus. 

98.  ii.        MARGARET,  b.  in  England;  m. Bancroft. 

99.  iii.       AGNES,  b.  in  England;  m.  Borough. 

100.     iv.       MARY,  b.  in  England;  unm.,  1575. 

loi.     V.        JOSEPH,  b.  in  England. 

65.  RICHARD  FISKE  (Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Stadhaugh, 
Suffolk  County,  Eng.,  about  1510;  m.  Agnes  Crispe,  dau.  of  Edmund.  According 
to  Cotton  Mather  he  lived  in  the  reign  of  Queen  Mary  and  endured  grievous  per- 
secution. There  were  several  branches  of  Fiskes  in  the  southern  parts  of  the 
County  of  Suffolk,  England,  all  springing  from  a  Richard  Fiske,  who  lived  at 
Broad  Gates,  in  Laxfield,  a  rural  village  north  of  Framlingham,  where  the  inhab- 
itants were  so  zealous  for  the  reformation  that  one  of  them,  John  Noyes,  was 
most  barbarously  put  to  death  in  the  reign  of  Queen  Mary.  Fox.  in  his  account 
of  the  burning  of  Noyes,  speaks  of  Nicholas  Fiske,  who  was  one  of  the  sons  of 
Richard.  Two  other  of  his  sons,  Robert  and  William,  fled  in  the  time  of  that  ter- 
rible persecution.  It  does  not  appear  that  Nicholas  had  any  issue.  William 
who  had  fled  was  the  subject  of  a  parricide,  for  which  his  son,  Joseph  Fiske, 
suffered  the  penalty  of  death  at  Bury  St.  Edmunds.  Of  this  branch  of  the  family 
nothing  more  need  be  said,  or  of  the  descendants  of  other  sons  of  Richard,  than 
Robert,  from  whom  sprang  all  of  the  name  who  were  in  the  early  emigration. 
He  resided  in  Laxfield  and  made  his  will  Sept.  7,  1572,  which  was  proved  Nov.  5, 
1572.  His  wife  was  Agnes,  son  Elias,  daus.  Mary,  Margaret,  Anne,  Elizabeth 
and  father-in-law  Edmund  Crispe.  Appoints  his  brother  Robert  Fiske  supervisor. 
Witnessed  by  John,  Jeffrey  and  Nathaniel  Fiske.  He  d.  in  1572;  res.  Laxfield, 
Suffolk  County,  Eng. 

ELIAS,  b.  in  England;  m.  Alice . 

MARY,  b.  in  England. 
MARGARET,  b.  in  England. 
ANNE,  b.  in  England. 
ELIZABETH,  b.  in  England. 

74.  PROF.  NICHOLAS  FISKE  (Mathew,  William,  Thomas,  William,  Sy- 
mond), b.  Stadhaugh,  Eng.,  ;  m.  Judith  Reade,  dau.  of  William  Reade,  of 

Colchester,  Parson  of  Trinity  Church  and  of  St.  Martin's  Lane.  He  was  born  on 
the  old  place  in  Stadhaugh,  Parish  of  Laxfield,  Suffolk  County,  Eng.  He 
received  an  excellent  education,  studied  medicine,  and  practiced  until  his  death. 
On  Nov.  9,  1633,  he  was  granted  the  right  to  use  the  Fiske  Coat  of  Arms  by  the 

Herald's  College.     At  that  time  he  was  professor  of  physics.     He  d.  ;  res. 

Stadhaugh,  in  Laxfield,  Middlesex,  Eng. 

107.     i.         JOHN,  b.  in  England;  m.  Heigham. 

MATHEW,  b.  in  England;  d.  s.  p. 

MARY,  b.  in  England;  m.  John  Stanard. 

ELIZABETH,  b.  in  England. 

CATHERINE,  b.  in  England. 



















75.    JOHN   FISKE   (Mathew,  William,  Thomas,   William,   Symond),  b.   in 

Laxfield,  Eng., ;  m..  May  5,  1600,  Elizabeth  Button.     He  was  a  weaver  by 

trade.  His  will  is  dated  Dec.  24,  1639,  and  was  proved  July  4,  1640.  He 
bequeathed  to  his  wife  Elizabeth  a  house  in  the  hamlet  of  Chepenlake  in  Fressing- 
field,  which  he  had  of  his  uncle  John  Fiske  of  Cratfield.  The  will  also  mentions 
brother-m-law  Richard  Spalding  and  John  Tillott.  He  d.  in  1640;  res.  Laxfield 
and  Mendham,  Eng. 

112.  i.  JOHN,  bap.  Jan.  8,  1603,  He  d.  Nov.  7,  1628.  He  resided  in 
Stadhaugh,  in  Laxfield.  His  will  is  dated  Feb.  22,  1628;  was 
proved  Dec.  4,  1628.  IMentions  his  uncle  Matthew  and  his  son 
Nicholas,  John  son  of  John  son  of  said  Matthew,  brother 
William  and  his  son  John,  nephew  Samuel  Cook,  brother-in- 
iaw  Erasmus  Cook,  clerk,  dec'd. 
113-     ii.        WILLIAM,  bap.  Feb.  23,  160=;;  m. . 

114.  iii.       ELIZABETH,  bap.  Feb.  26.  "1608;  m.  Erasmus  Cook.     He  was 

a  clerk;  d.  before  1628,  leaving  son  Samuel. 

115.  iv.       MATTHEW,  bap.  Mar.  12,  1614. 

7C\    WILLIAM    FISKE    (John,    William,   Thomas,    William,    Symond),    b 

Stadhaugh,   Eng.,  ;  m.  Arone  Hart,   dau.  of  William.     He  d.  ;  res. 

Hardirgs,  in  Norton,  County  Suffolk,  Eng. 

116.  i.        JOHN,  b.  in  England;  m.  AHce  Hart. 

117.  ii.       THOMAS,  b.  in  England. 

118.  iii.      SAMUEL,  b.  in  England;  m. . 

78.     HENRY  FISKE   (William,   Henry,   Thomas,  William,   Symond),  b.   in 

England ;  m.  Margaret  Gibson.     He  resided  in  Cratfield.     His  will  is  dated 

Mar.  6,  1627,  and  was  proved  Nov.  22,  1628.  His  wife  was  Margaret,  father  Will- 
iam Fiske  dec'd,  sons  William,  John  and  Henry,  dau.  Margaret  wife  of  John  Bar- 
rett, dau.  Mary,  kinsman  Wolfram  and  Christopher  Smith,  brother  Henry  Gibson. 
He  d.  in  1628;  res.  Cratfield,  Eng. 

119.  i.         WILLIAM,  b.  in  England. 

120.  ii.        JOHN,  b.  in  England. 

121.  iii.       HENRY,  b.  in  England. 

122.  iv.       MARGARET,  b.  in  England;  m.  John  Barrett. 

123.  v.        MARY,  b.  in  England. 

81.  WILLIAM   FISKE   (William,   Henry,   Thomas,   William,    Symond),  b. 

m   England  ;  m.   Mrs.   Elizabeth  .     In  his  will  he  is  referred  to  as 

William  Fiske,  the  elder,  of  Cratfield,  Gentleman.  The  instrument  is  dated  Nov. 
S,_  1636,  and  was  proved  May  29,  1640.  His  wife  was  Elizabeth,  son  William, 
wife's  dau.  Frances  Meene,  nephew  William  Sandcroft.  Appoints  his  son  William 
executor  and  his  nephew  Francis  Sandcroft  supervisor.  He  d.  1640;  res.  Cratfield 

124.  i.         WILLIAM,  b.  in  England;  res.  Cratfield. 

82.  WILLIAM  FISKE  (Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Lax- 
field,  Eng.,   1566;  m.  Anna  Anstye,  dau.   of  Walter,   of  Tibbenham,   Long  Row, 

m  Norfolk.     She  d.,  and  he  m.  2d,  Alice  .     William  is  described  as  of  St. 

James  m  South  Elmham,  and  it  is  said  of  him  that  he  fled  with  his  father  for 
religion's  sake.  His  wife  was  Anne,  dau.  of  Walter  Anstye,  of  Tibbenham.,  Long 
Row  in  Norfolk.  They  had  John,  Nathaniel  and  Eleazer,  Eunice,  Hannah  and 
Esther.  Eunice  died  unmarried.  Esther  married  John  Challie,  or  Chalke,  of 
Road  Hall,  and  Hannah,  William  Candler,  and  was  the  mother  of  the  genealogist, 
the  compiler  of  the  Candler  manuscript  in  the  British  Museum.  Of  the  sons, 
Eleazer  settled  at  Norwich  and  had  female  issue  only.  Nathaniel  was  of  Way- 
bred,  and  had  children  who  appear  to  have  remained  in  England;  but  of  the  chil- 
dren of  John  all  that  lived  to  grow  up,  four  in  number,  transferred  those  to  the 
new  country.  An  old  record  says:  "William  fyske  has  livery  of  the  manor  and 
advowson  of  Hekingham,  in  County  Norfolk,  lately  belonging  to  Robert  Fyske, 
his  father."  His  will  is  dated  Nov.  25,  1616,  and  was  proved  May  17,  1623.  He 
was  of  Ditchingham,  County  Norfolk.  The  instrument  mentions  now  wife  Alice, 
To  the  poor  of  Ditchingham  and  Bungay.  To  his  eldest  son  John,  lands  in  St. 
James,  South  Elmham;  grandchildren  Matthias,  John  and  Mary  Candler;  grand- 
children John,  Anne,  Martha,  Nathaniel  and  Eleazer  Fiske,  all  under  twenty-one; 


dau.  Anne  Candler.  To  son  John  lands  in  Metfield,  he  paying  to  his  brothers 
Nathaniel  and  Eleazer  and  sister  Hester  six  score  pounds.  Appoints  his  son 
John  executor.  He  d.  in  1623;  res.  St.  James,  South  Elmham,  and  Ditchingham, 
Norfolk,  Eng.  .         t 

^125      i.         JOHN,  b.  South  Elmham,  Eng.;  m.  Anne  Lantersee. 
126!     ii.        NATHANIEL,  b.  South  Elmham,  Eng.;  m.  Mrs.  Alice  (Hend) 

127.  iii.       ELEAZER,  b.   South  Elmham,   Eng.;   m.  and  settled  in  Nor- 

wich; had  female  issue  only. 

128.  iv.       EUNICE,  b.  South  Elmham,  Eng.;  d.  unm. 

129.  V.        HANNAH,  b.  South  Elmham,  Eng.;  m.  May  4,  1603,  William 

Candler.  He  was  school  master  at  Tofiford.  Their  son,  Rev. 
M.ithias  Candler,  was  the  author  of  the  celebrated  Candler 
manuscript  on  file  in  the  British  Museum.  Other  children 
were  John  and  Mary  Candler. 

130.  vi.       HESTER,  b.  South  Elmham,   Eng.;  m.  John  Chalke,  of  Red- 

nail,    Eng. 

131.  vii.      MARY,  b.  South  Elmham,  Eng.;  m.  Anthony  Fisher,  proprietor 

of  Wignotte,  County  Suffolk,  Eng.  He  d.  Apr.  11,  1640,  a  son 
Anthony^  Jr.,  bap.  at  Syleham,  Eng.,  Apr.  23,  1591;  m.  in 
England,  Mary .  He  d.  in  America  in  Dedham  or  Dor- 
chester Apr.  18,  1671.  His  son  Anthony,  Jr.,  b.  at  Syleham, 
Eng.,  m.  in  Dorchester,  Mass.,  Sept.  7,  1647,  Joanna  Faxon. 
He  d.  in  Dorchester,  Feb.  13,  1670.  She  was  b.  in  England 
in  1626,  and  d.  Oct.  16,  1694.  His  son  Eleazer,  b.  Sept.  18, 
1669,  m.  Oct.  13,  1698,  Mary  Avery,  b.  Aug.  21,  1674,  d.  Mar. 
25,  1749.  He  d.  Feb.  6,  1722.  His  son  Benjamin,  b.  May, 
1721,  at  Dedham,  Mass.,  m.  Aug.  11,  1742,  Sarah  Everett,  b. 
June  7,  1718,  d.  Aug.  2,  1795.  He  d.  Jan.  18,  I777.  His  son 
Aaron,  b.  Jan.  16,  1758,  m.  Betty  Moore,  of  Bolton.  He  was 
sergt.  in  Rev.  army,  and  d.  Oct.  10,  1843.  His  son  Aaron,  b. 
Aug.  30,  1783,  m.  Hepzibah  Walker,  d.  1858.  His  son  Rev. 
Otis,  b.  June  16,  1808,  m.  Oct.  13,  1844,  Harriet  Newell  Day, 
b.  Mar.  31,  1816,  d.  Aug.  i,  1890.  He  d.  Sept.  17,  1880.  His 
son  Albert  Judson,  b.  Feb.  27,  1851,  m.  July  12,  1893,  Ada 
Ashard;  res.  Chicago,  111.,  with  Capt.  S.  E.  Gross,  Masonic 
Temple.  Two  others  of  the  early  settlers  from  Suffolk  County, 
England,  were  related  to  the  Fiskes.  These  were  Joshua  and 
Anthony  Fisher,  who  took  their  freedom,  Joshua  in  1640  and 
Anthony,  Jr.,  in  1646.  They  were  brothers,  sons  of  Anthony 
Fisher,  of  Syleham,  by  his  wife  Mary,  who  was  another  dau. 
_0l_William_and__Anoe  Fisk^,  of  South  Elmham;  but  this  is 
another  insfafrce  in  which  we  have  to  regret  that  Candler  in 
his  manuscript  did  not  draw  his  pedigrees  with  more  precision. 
Candler  does  not  give  us  any  further  information  respecting 
them,  but  we  may  form  some  idea  of  the  class  of  society  from 
which  they  sprang  from  the  notice  which  he  takes  of  two  of 
their  brothers  who  appear  to  have  remained  in  England:  Cor- 
nelius, who  was  M.  A.  and  taught  the  school  at  East  Bergholt, 
and  Amos  wh6  farmed  an  estate  called  Custridge  Hall  in  the 
Parish  of  Wesley,  which  is  in  the  hundred  of  Tendring  between 
Colchester  and  the  sea.  Cornelius  left  no  issue,  and  his  widow 
remained  with  George  Smith  who  was  one  of  the  ministers  at 
Dedham,  a  famous  city  of  Puritan  piety.  Amos  married  Anne 
Morice,  the  relict  of  Daniel  Locke,  and  had  several  children, 
settled  in  those  parts  of  Essex,  of  whom  it  is  not  known  that 
any  of  them  followed  in  the  steps  of  their  two  uncles. 
83     JEFFREY  FISKE   (Robert,   Simon,   Simon,  William,   Symond),  b.   at 

Laxfie'ld,    Eng.,   ;    m.    Sarah   Cooke.     Jeffrey   was   another   son   of   Robert 

Fiske  and  Sibil  his  wife.  The  account  of  his  family  is  not  so  clearly  given  in  the 
Candler  manuscript  in  the  British  museum  as  to  remove  all  doubt  respecting  the 
true  descent  as  Mr.  Candler  understood  it;  but  it  appears  that  Jeffrey  had  a  sop 
David  Fiske  (see  will  of  his  uncle  Eleazer)  of  this  branch  of  the  family,  who  emi- 


grated,  whose  wife  was  Sarah  Smith,  a  dau.  of  Edmund  Smith,  of  Mentham.  He 
took  his  freedom  in  1638,  and  possibly  again  in  1647.  ("David,  1647,  was  no  doubt 
son  of  the  freemen  of  1638-39.")  He  d.  1628.  His  will  is  dated  Oct.,  1628;  proved 
Nov.  25,  1628;  res.  Metfield,  Eng. 

132.  i.         ELEAZER,  b.  in  England. 

133.  ii.       DAU.,  b.  in  England;  m.  John  Sawyer. 

^  134.     iii.      DAVID,  b.  in  England;  m.  Sarah  Smith. 

84.  THOMAS  FISKE  (Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Lax- 
field,  Eng.,  ;  m.  Margery  .     His  will  is  dated  Feb.  20,   1610,  proved 

Feb.  28.  1610.  His  son  Thomas  was  executor.  He  d.  Feb.,  1610;  res.  Fressing- 
field,  Eng. 

135.  i.         THOMAS,  b.  in  England,  of  Medfield. 

136.  ii.        JAMES,  b.  in  England. 

137.  iii.       PHINEHAS,  b.  in  1610;  m.  Sarah and  Elizabeth  Easter- 


138.  iv.       ELIZABETH,  b.  in  England. 

139.  V.        MARY,  b.  in  England. 

87.     GEORGE   FISKE    (George,    Simon,    Simon,   William,    Symond),   b.   in 

England ;  m.  Margery  Simonds.     He  resided  in  Westhall  and  his  will  was 

dated  March  28,  1622,  proved  May  25,  1622.  His  wife  was  Margery,  daus.  Alice 
and  Margery,  dau.  Anne,  wife  of  Robert  Porter.  Brother-in-law  Hugh  Simonds. 
He  d.  1622;  res.  Westhall,  Eng. 

140.  i.        ALICE,  b.  in  England. 

141.  ii.       MARGERY,  b.  in  England. 

142.  iii.      ANNE,  b.  in  England;  m.  Robert  Porter. 

90.  WILLIAM  FISKE  (Nicholas,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  in 

England ;  m. Helen .     He  made  his  will  Aug.  13,  1580,  proved 

Nov.  22,  1580.  His  wife  was  Helen,  son  Nicholas,  not  21,  daus.  Anne,  Rachel 
and  Elizabeth.  Late  father  was  Nicholas  Fiske,  brother  Amos  Fiske.  He  d. 
1580;  res.  Dennington,  Eng. 

143.  i.         NICHOLAS,  b.  in  England;  m.  Rebecca  . 

144.  ii.       ANNE,  b.  in  England. 

145.  iii.      RACHEL,  b.  in  England. 

146.  iv.      ELIZABETH,  b.  in  England. 

91.  AMOS  FISKE  (Nicholas,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Den- 
nington,  Eng.  ;   ni.  there  Mary  .     He  resided  in   Dennington.     His 

will  is  dated  May  28,  1612,  and  proved  June  17,  1612.  He  d.  1612;  res.  Denning- 
ton, Eng. 

147.  i.        AMOS,  b.  in  England. 

148.  ii.       WILLIAM,  b.  in  England. 

149.  iii.      JOAN,  b.  in  England. 

102.     ELIAS   FISKE    (Richard,    Simon,    Simon,   William,    Symond),    b.    in 

Laxfield,   Eng.,  ;   m.  Alice  .     He  was  of  Laxfield  a  yeoman.     His 

will  was  dated  May  2,  1601.  Mentions  his  wife  Alice,  son  Henry,  not  24,  daus. 
Sarah,  Mary  and  Margaret,  and  refers  to  late  father,  Richard  Fiske.  He  d.  Sept. 
2,  1601;  res.  Laxfield,  Eng. 

150.  i.        SARAH,  bap.  May  25,  1589. 

151.  ii.       HENRY,  bap.  May  24,  1590. 

152.  iii.      MARY,  bap.  April  16,  1593. 

153.  iv.      MARGARET,  bap.  Nov.' 15,  1596. 

107.  JOHN  FISKE  (Nicholas,  Mathew.  William,  Thomas,  William,  Sy- 
mond), b.  Stadhaugh,  Eng., ;  m. Heigham;  res. ,  Eng. 

154.  i.        JOHN,  b.  in  England. 

■  155.     ii.       WILLIAM,  b.  in  England. 
156.     iii.      JUDITH,  b.  in  England. 

113.  WILLIAM  FISKE  (John,  Mathew,  William,  Thomas,  William,  Sy- 
mond), bap.  Feb.  23,  1605,  in  Laxfield,  Eng.;  m. .  "Wills  &  Invento- 
ries from  the  Registers  of  the  Commissary,  of  Bury  St.  Edmunds,  and  the  Arch 
Deacon  of  Sudbury."    N.  E.  His.  Gen.  Society,  Pub.  England  1850,  p.  207,  &c.,&c.: 




William  Fiske,  of  Packenham,  gent.,  1648.  Will  date  20th  March,  1648.  First  to 
eldest  son,  John,  large  amount  of  Real  &  P.  estate  in  Framlingham.  Item  to  my 
son  Thomas.  Item  to  I^Iartha  Bright,  my  eldest  daughter  (naming  son-in-law 
Henry  Bright).  Item  to  Mary  Fiske,  and  Margaret  Meadows,  my  two  youngest 
daughters.  Proved  Jan.  7-9,  1649.  i  doz.  bread  Weekly.  '"Whereas,  in  anno  1630  I 
beganne  a  gift  of  a  dozen  of  bread  weekley  to  be  given  to  the  poore  of  the  town  of 
Norton  in  Suff.,  my  mynd  and  desire  is  that  the  same  gift  may  continue  to  the 
world's  end,"  and  provides  a  fund  for  that  purpose.  He  d.  1648;  res.  Packenham, 

157.  i.        JOHN,  bap.  ;  res.  Framlingham. 

158.  ii.       THOMAS,  b.  . 

159.  iii.      MARTHA,    b.   ;    m.    June   28,    1626,    Henry    Bright.     He 

was  bap.  at  Bury  St.  Edmunds,  Eng.,  Oct.  14,  1593.  They  had 
one  dau.  Katherine.  Henry  Bright  was  son  of  Robert  and  on 
his  death  he  made  his  son  Henry  his ' 
principal  heir,  giving  him  the  Pack- 
enham and  Thurston  estates.  Henry 
was  also  executor  of  his  father's  will. 
This  engraving  represents  the 
estate  as  it  was  when  occupied  by 
Henry  and  Martha  (Fiske)  Bright. 
In  Thurston  church  there  are  monu- 
mental slabs  with  arms  and  inscrip- 
tions beautifully  sculptured  to  the 
memory  of  the  Brights. 

The  children  of  Henry  and  Mar- 
tha (Fiske)  Bright,  of  Netherhall, 
were  Robert  Bright,  of  Ipswich,  gro- 
cer. His  will  dated  May  29,  1668, 
and  proved  on  July  3,  1668, 
gives  to  his  brother-in-law,  Francis 
Woodward,  £50;  to  his  bro.John  Bright,  £250;  to  his  sis.  Martha 
Bright,  £50;  to  his  bro., 

William    Bright,   £3,   to  ,,^_«fe..v.^:, 

buy  him  a  gold  ring; 
to  his  co-partner,  Wm. 
Sayer,  £50;  to  his 
mother,  Mrs.  Martha 
Bright,  £10;  to  the  poor 
of  the  Parish  of  St. 
Lawrence,  40s. ;  to  the 
poor  of  the  Parish  of 
Pakenham,  40s. ;  to 
Mrs.  Elizabeth  Sa- 
yer, his  partner's  moth- 
er, £3,  to  buy  a  gold 
ring;  to  his  bro.,  Henry  Bright,  £100;  to  his  bro., 
Thomas  Bright,  £100.  Appoints  his  bros.  Henry  and  Thomas 
executors.  This  latter,  Thomas,  was  quite  wealthy  and  d. 
in  June,  1698. 

160.  iv.      MARY.  b.  . 

161.  V.       MARGARET,  b.  ;  m.  Meadows. 

116.  JOHN  FISKE  (William,  John,  William,  Thomas,  William,  Symond), 
b.  in  England,  ;  m.  Alice  Hart,  dau.  of  William,  of  Beeston,  County  Nor- 
folk, Eng.;  res. ,  Eng. 

118.  SAMUEL  FISKE  (William,  John,  William,  Thomas,  William,  Sy- 
mond), b.  in  England;  m. ;  res.  England. 

162.  i.         ELIZABETH,  b.  in  England.     On  the  death  of  Mrs.  Elizabeth 

Fiske,  of  Sandcroft,  widow  of  Eleazar,  of  Metfield,  she  gave 
Elizabeth,  dau.  of  Samuel,  ten  shillings. 
125.     JOHN   FISKE   (William,   Robert,   Simon,   Simon,  William,   Symond), 
Td.  St.  James,  Eng..  •,;  m.  Anne  Lantersee,  dau.  of  Robert  Lantersee;  d.  on 



board  ship  in  1637,  bound  for  New  England.  John  Fiske,  the  father,  died  in 
1633.  His  wife  was  Anne,  daughter  of  Robert  Lantersee.  These  are  the  four 
persons  of  one  family,  two  brothers  and  two  sisters,  all  married,  and  who  Mather 
speaks  of  in  the  Magnalia,  part  3,  page  141,  and  what  had  not  been  related, 
corresponds  with  what  he  says  of  this  family  being  descended  of  prosecuted  an- 
cestors. The  two  brothers  were.  John  and  William.  He  d.  in  1633;  res.  St. 
James,  So.  Elmham,  Eng. 

163.     i.        JOHN,  b.  in  So.  Elmham,  1601;  m.  Ann  Gipps  and  Mrs.  Eliza- 
beth Henchman. 
-164.     ii.       WILLIAM,  b.  in  England;  m.  Bridgett  Muskett. 

165.  iii.      ANNE,  b.  in  England;  m.  Francis  Chickering.     The  same,  who 

came  to  America  in  1637  and  who  was  made  freeman  May  13, 
1640.  Who  this  Francis  Chickering  was  I  know  not,  further 
than  is  to  be  found  in  the  Candler  manuscript  in  the  British 
Museum,  which  gives  no  description  of  him;  but  in  Savage's 
Winthrop,  note  to  Vol.  i,  page  84,  the  Rev.  Mr.  Chickering, 
mmister  of  Woburn,  is  mentioned,  who  might  be  supposed  to 
be  a  relative.  Candler,  in  his  manuscript,  speaks  of  another 
Chickering,  whose  Christian  name  was  unknown,  to  whom  he 
married  the  widow  of  a  first  cousin  of  Candler's  father,  Ben- 
jamin Smith,  farmer  of  Northall,  in  Wrentham.  (Our  Henry 
Chickering,  of  Dedham,  was  probably  a  brother  of  Francis.) 
This  Mr.  Chickering,  he  further  says,  went  to  New  England 
after  the  death  of  his  wife.  Benjamin  Smith  was  brother  to 
Sarah,  wife  of  David  Fiske,  emigrant.  They  res.  in  Dedham. 
He  belonged  to  an  artillery  company  in  1643  and  later  was 
Ensign.  He  was  representative  in  1644  and  1653.  Their  ch. 
were:  Ann  and  Mary,  b.  in  England;  Elizabeth, 
b.  Aug.  26,  1638,  d.  young;  Bertha,  b.  Dec.  23,  1640; 
Esther,  b.  Nov.  4,  1643;  John,  b.  April  19,  1646,  d.  young; 
Mercy,  b.  April  10,  1648. 

Anne,  the  wife,  died  before  1650,  for  he  then  married,  June 
16.  1650,  Mrs.  Sarah  Libby. 

166.  iv.      MARTHA,  b.  in  England;  m.  in  England  Capt.  Edmund  Thomp- 

son, a  son  of  John  Thompson,  of  Holkham,  in  Norfolk,  by 
Anne,  his  wife,  dau.  of  John  Hastings  of  that  place.  They  had 
four  ch.  born  in  New  England:  Martha,  Edmund,  Thomas, 
bap.  Feb.  12,  1643;  and  Hannah,  bap.  July  4,  1647.  They  re- 
turned to  England  and  resided  ?t  Yarmouth,  where  they  had 
three  ch.  born  to  them:  John,  Esther  and  John,  who  all  d.  in 
infancy.  Candler  informs  us  that  Captain  Thompson,  who  was 
a  sea  captain,  served  the  States  of  Holland  after  the  death  of 
King  Charles  the  First.  He  first  resided  in  Salem,  Mass.,  in 
1637.     Dec.  29,  1639,  he  was  admitted  to  the  church.     . 

167.  v.       NATHAN,  b.  in  England;  d.  in  infancy. 

168.  vi.      ELEAZER,  b.   So.   Elmham,   Eng.      He  was  mentioned  in  his 

grandfather's  will. 

126.     NATHANIEL    FISKE    (William,    Robert,    Simon,    Simon,    William, 

Symond),  b.  in  England ;  m.  Mps.  Alice  (Henel)  Leman.     He  is  named  in 

the  wills  of  his  father.  Uncle  Eleazer  and  Cousin  Eleazer;  res.  Weybred,  Eng. 

169.  i.         NATHANIEL,  b.  in  Weybred,  Eng.;  m.  Dorothy  Symonds. 

170.  ii.        SARAH,  b.  in  Weybred,  Eng.;  m.  Robert  Rogers. 

134.  DAVID  FISKE  (Jeffrey,  Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William.  Symond), 
He  was  ofWatertown,  was  admitted  a  freeman  of  the  colony  in  Mar.,  1637-8.  He  had 
come  to  America,  probably  the  preceding  year,  as  he  was  not  a  proprietor  until 
Feb.,  1637.  Before  1644  he  was  a  grrmtee  of  one  lot  and  a  purchaser  of  six  other 
lots.  His  homestall  of  twenty-two  acres  was  granted  to  John  Kingsbury,  of  whom 
he  had  purchased  it  just  prior  to  his  removal  to  Dedham.  This  latter  property 
was  bounded  on  the  north  by  the  Cambridge  line  and  the  property  of  J.  Coolidge; 
south  by  the  highway  (Pond  Road) ;  west  by  land  of  J.  Coolidge,  and  east  by  that 
of  B.  Bullard.  The  total  amount  of  his  real  estate  was  227  acres.  He  was  a  man 
of  standing  in  the  community  and  early  held  office.     In   1639  he  was  elected  a 


member  of  the  Board  of  Selectmen,  and  again  in  1642.  Was  a  juror  in  1652-4-5-7. 
His  will  is  dated  Sept.  10,  1660,  and  was  proved  in  January  following.  The  in- 
strument does  not  mention  the  name  of  his  wife,  but  one  daughter.  Fitch,  and  one 
son,  David,  who  was  sole  executor  and  residuary  legatee,  giving  him  his  "houses, 
lands,  cattle  and  chattels."  Signed  the  mark  of  David  Fiske  and  seal.  (So  signed 
probably  on  account  of  age  and  infirmity.)  Inventory  Jan.  10,  1661,  £78-9-1. 
Aug.  6,  1673,  the  son  sold  his  homestall  and  two  other  lots  of  his  land  in  Water- 
town  to  John  Coolidge.  His  wife  was  Sarah  Smith,  dau.  of  Edmund  Smith,  of 
Wrentham,  Co.  Suffolk,  Eng. 

Middlesex,  Probate  Records,  ''Wills  &  Inventories,"  P.  7,  Vol.  2.  David 
Fiske,  of  Watertown.  Will  date  Sept.  10,  1660.  I,  David  Fiske,  of  Watertown, 
in  the  County  of  Middlesex,  in  New  Engl.:  being  sicke  in  bodj^  but  of  perfect 
memorj,"  &c.  *  *  =i-  ••&  having  given  a  writing  under  my  hand  to  my  sonne 
in  law  Fitch,  of  some  L  tices  (articles)  that  he  is  to  have  after  my  decease,  as  my 
best  bed  &  a  bolster  &  2  coverlets  &  a  pot  &  a  kettle,  and  these  ytices  being 
taken  out,  I  do  dispose  of  the  rest  of  my  goods  as  followeth:  I  give  &  bequeath 
to  my  grand-children  to  be  divided  amongst  them,  all  my  wealth  by  equall  and 
portions.  It.  I  give  and  bequeath  unto  my  daughter  Fitch  five  pounds,  to  be 
paid  her  within  a  year  after  my  decease.  And  all  the  rest  of  my  estate  that  is  not 
in  this  my  will  disposed  off,  as  Houses,  lands,  cattle,  chattels,  I  do  give  &  bequeath 
to  my  Sonne  David  Fiske,  &  do  make  him  my  sole  exectutor,  he  to  pay  all  my 
debts,  &c.,  &c.  THE  MARKE  OF  DAVID  FISKE.  X 

Witness  Jn.  Coolidge:     Thomas  Hastings. 

Appr.  22:11:1661. 

He  d.  in  1660;  res.  Watertown,  Mass. 

171.  i.         MARTHA,   b.   in   England;   m.    Thomas   Fitch,   of  Watertown. 

He  was  a  cordwainer  and  resided  in  Boston.  Was  one  of  the 
merchants  and  traders  of  that  city  who  petitioned  for  a  bank- 
rupt law  in  June,  1701.  He  was  a  freeman  in  1666.  He  d. 
in  1678.  Ch.:  (i)  Martha,  b.  Nov.  9,  1656;  (2)  Mary,  b.  Feb. 
i7>  1659;  (3)  Sarah,  b.  June  14,  1661;  (4)  Elizabeth,  b.  Aug.  2 
(bap.  in  the  First  ch.  Sept.  4,  1664.  The  father  was  then  of 
Watertown) ;  (5)  Thomas,  b.  Feb.  5,  1669.  ., — t^*^. ^ 

172.  ii.       DAVID,  b.  in  England  1624;  m.  Lydia^Cooper  and  Seaborn  Wil- 


137.     CAPT.  PHINEHAS  FISKE  (Thomas,  Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William, 

Symond),  b.  England,  in  Laxfield;  m.  there  m  1638  Sarah ;  d.  Sept.  10,  1659; 

m.  2d  in  Wenham,  June  4,  1660,  Elizabeth  Easterick.  Phineas  Fiske,  a  freeman 
in  Wenham,  1642,  one  of  the  first  settlers,  and  until  his  death  a  leading  citizen  of 
that  town,  was  the  youngest  son  of  Thomas  Fiske.  of  England,  and  a  grandson 
of  Robert  and  Sybil  (Gould)  Fiske,  of  Laxfield,  County  of  Suffolk.  He  was  a 
captain  of  the  militia  in  Wenham,  and  constable  in  1644;  Representative  to  the 
General  Court  in  1653;  appointed  "Commissioner  to  end  small  causes" — probably 
a  Justice — in  1654;  and  his  estate  was  settled  upon  his  decease  in  1673.  Phineas 
Fiske  (sometimes  spelled  Phinehas)  was  twice  married.  His  first  wife,  Sarab, 
and  mother  of  his  children,  died  in  1659;  and  in  1660  he  married  Elizabeth  Easter- 
ick. His  will — the  first  of  the  Fiskes  found  on  the  I'ecords — was  made  in 
March  and  proved  in  June  of  1673,  in  which  mention  is  made  of  sons  James, 
John  and  Thomas  Fiske,  but  not  of  wife  (perhaps  deceased)  or  daughters. 
Among  his  legatees  were  "nephews  Samuel,  who  was  to  have  his  great  Bible, 
and  Mark  Fiske."  All  of  the  foregoing  were  evidently  born  in  England  some 
years  before  emigration,  for  son  James  was  freeman  same  year  with  his  father 
(1642),  and  Thomas,  the  youngest,  according  to  a  certain  deposition,  was  at  tint 
time  about  twelve  j^ears  old.  The  family  most  probably  came  out  in  company 
with  their  relatives,  Rev.  John  and  William  Fiske,  as  their  names  appear  simul- 
taneously (in  1641)  on  the  records  of  Salem  Church. 

Wenham,  Massachusetts,  where  he  resided,  was  the  last  of  the  seven  towns 
in  Essex  County  that  was  set  off  from  Salem,  and  is  situated  about  twenty-two 
miles  northeast  of  Boston.  The  general  surface  of  the  country  is  level,  the  soil 
fruitful,  well  watered  and  productive.  In  olden  times  the  village  of  Wenham 
was  recorded  as  remarkable  for  its  quiet  arcadian  beauty,  and  its  principal  lake 
has  obtained  celebrity  for  the  purity  of  its  waters.     The  town  was  incorporated 



in  1643.  Its  settlers  and  principal  inhabitants,  like  'hose  of  the  most  of  the  older 
towns,  were  Puritans,  taken  from  the  great  middle  class  of  Englishmen  who  have 
always  been  the  backbone  of  the  nation.  Intelligent,  religious,  hardy  and  in- 
dustrious, they  were  undoubtedly  the  best  as  to  character  of  any  emigrants  ever 
brought  to  this  country.  Their  influence  in  shaping  the  destiny  of  the  nation  is 
apparent  in  the  high  rank  JNIassachusetts  has  always  taken  among  her  sister 
states.  From  the  Wenham  town  records  it  is  learned  that  "Phineas  Fisk  was 
the  first  constable,  and  he,  with  Charles  Gott  and  John  Fisk,  constituted  the  first 
board  of  selectmen;  Wm.  Fisk  was  town  clerk."  Capt.  Phinehas  was  repre- 
sentative to  the  general  court  in  1653.  His  will  was  proved  June  26,  1673.  One 
witness  was  Samuel  Fisk.  Legatees  son  James  to  have  one-half  the  house  and 
land,  sons  John  and  Thomas  to  have  the  remainder,  nephew  Samuel  to  have  his 
great  Bible,  and  Mark  Fisk  some  articles  of  bedding  (above  from  Salem  court 
records).     He  d.  June  7,  1673;  res.  England,  Salem  and  Wenham,  Mass. 

.,  '  "^yZ-     i-         JAMES,  b.  in  England;  m.  Anna and  Hannah  Pike. 

174.     ii.       JOHN,  b.  in  England:  m.  Remember . 

"^    175.     iii.      THOMAS,  b.  in  England,  1632;  m.  Peggy . 

143.     NICHOLAS  FISKE  (William,  Nicholas,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Sy- 

niond),  b.  in  Laxfield,  Eng.,  ;  m.  Rebecca  ;  d.  at  Laxfield,  Jan.  16, 

1623-4.     He  d. ;  res.  Laxfield,  Eng. 

176.  i.        ANNE,  bap.  July  i,  1579. 

177.  ii.       MARY,  bap.  Nov.  12,  1581. 

178.  iii.      REBECCA,  bap.  July  26,  1584. 

179.  iv.      JOHN,  bap.  at  Laxfield,  Eng.;  m.  Mary  Bade. 

163.  REV.  JOHN  FISKE  (John,  William,  Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William, 
Symond),  b.  St.  James  Parish,  South  Elmham,  Suffolk  County,  Eng.,  1601;  m. 
1629,  Ann  Gipps,  of  Frinshall,  in  Norfolk,  England;  d.  in  Chelmsford  Feb.  14, 
1672;  m.  2d,  Aug.  I,  1672,  Mrs.  Elizabeth  Henchman,  widow  of  Edmund. 

The  earliest  of  the  Wenham  town  records  extant  is  a  grant  of  twenty  acres 
of  land  to  the  town,  one-half  of  it  by  Mr.  Smith,  on  one  side  of  the  meeting  house, 
and  the  other  half  by  Mr.  John  Fisk,  on  the  other  side  of  it.  This  grant,  which  was 
made  March  2,  1642,  appears  to  have  been  divided  into  two-acre  lots,  which  were 
given  to  actual  settleii  on  condition  of  building  upon  them  dwellings  for  them- 
selves and  their  families.  But  in  case  that  any  such  should  wish  to  remove  from 
the  village  they  were  required  to  oft'er  their  places  for  sale  first  to  "the  Plantation." 
The  object  of  this  arrangement  was  to  encourage  actual  settlers,  and  also  to  form 
a  village  about  the  middle  of  the  town.  From  these  votes  it  appears  that  a  meet- 
ing house,  at  least  a  temporary  one,  had  already  been  built.  It  is  supposed  to  have 
stood  on  or  near  the  spot  occupied  by  that  built  in  1664,  viz.,  upon  the  eminence 
near  the  house  at  one  time  belonging  to  Mr.  Henry  Tarr. 

There  cannot  be  a  doubt  that  John  is  the  "Mr.  John  Fiske"  who  was  made  a 
freeman  at  a  court  held  in  March,  1637-8  (Savage's  Winthrop,  Vol.  2,  p.  367). 
Mather  says  that  he  was  "the  elder  brother,"  and  that  he  died  Jan.  14,  1676. 
His  wife  was  Ann  Gipps,  of  Frinshall,  in  Norfolk.  They  had  a  child,  who  was 
born  at  Frinshall,  but  died  in  infancy.  A  son,  Nathaniel,  died  an  infant.  Three 
other  children,  John,  Sarah  and  Closes,  were  born  in  New  England,  and  here 
Candler's  account  in  his  manuscript  in  the  British  Museum  of  this  branch  of 
family  ends. 

Rev.  John  Fiske  (by  Cotton  Mather).  Among  the  writers  of  the  Gospel  with 
which  the  primitive  church  was  blessed  was  "Luke,  the  beloved  Physician,"  of 
whom  Jerom  elegantly  says  that  as  the  Apostles  from  fishers  of  fish  became 
fishers  of  men;  so  from  a  physician  of  bodies  Luke  was  made  a  physician  of  souls; 
and  as  his  book  is  read  in  the  church  his  medicine  will  not  cease.  So  among  the 
first  preachers  who  rendered  the  primitive  times  of  New  England  happy,  there 
was  one  who  might  likewise  be  called  a  "beloved  physician,"  one  to  whom  there 
might  also  be  given  the  eulogy  which  the  ancients  think  was  given  to  Luke,  a 
brother  whose  praise  was  the  gospel  throughout  all  the  churches.  This  was  Mr. 
John  Fiske.  Mr.  Fiske  was  born  in  the  Parish  of  St.  James,  in  the  County  of 
Suffolk,  England,  about  the  year  1601,  of  pious  parents.  His  grandparents  and 
great-grandparents  were  eminently  zealous  in  the  true  religion.  In  the  reign  of 
Queen  Mary,  of  six  brothers  of  this  name,  three  were  Papists  and  three  were 
Protestants.     Tw'o  of  the  latter  were  grievously  persecuted.     The  one  from  whom 


John,  the  subject  of  this  memoir,  descended,  was,  to  avoid  burning,  hid  many 
months  in  a  wood  pile  and  afterward  half  a  year  in  a  cellar,  where  he  wrought  by 
candle  light  at  manufactures  and  remained  undiscovered.  But  his  many  hardships 
brought  on  excessive  bleeding,  which  shortened  his  days  and  added  to  "the  cry 
of  the  souls  under  the  altar."  John  was  the  eldest  of  four  children,  who  all  came 
with  him  to  New  England  and  left  posterity  with  whom  God  established  His  Holy 
Covenant.  His  parents  having  devoted  him  to  the  Lord  Jesus  Christ,  sent  him 
first  to  a  grammar  school  at  a  distance  of  two  miles  from  their  abode.  Being 
there  fitted  for  the  university,  he  was  sent  to  Immanuel  College,  Cambridge, 
where  he  resided  until  he  took  his  first  degree.  Having  spent  some  considerable 
time  in  preparatory  studies  he  entered  upon  the  work  to  which  he  had  been  de- 
voted and  which  was  his  favorite  object,  the  preaching  of  the  Gospel.  In  this 
pursuit  he  would  have  continued  had  not  Satan  hindered  him.  The  conformity 
act  was  odious  to  him.  Its  friends  and  supporters  "breathed  out  slanders  and  the 
silencers  pressed  so  hard  upon  him  for  his  non-conformity,  that  upon  the  advice 
of  his  friends  he  relinquished  the  ministry  and  turned  his  attention  to  the  study  of 
physics.  After  a  thorough  examination  he  obtained  license  for  public  practice. 
At  the  age  of  28  years  he  married  a  virtuous  and  amiable  woman,  who  did  him 
good  and  not  evil  all  her  days.  She  was  the  sharer  and  soother  of  all  his  tribula- 
tions until  about  three  years  before  his  death,  when  she  left  him  to  go  to  be  with 
Christ.  In  1633  his  father  died  and  left  him  in  charge  of  his  mother,  two  sisters 
and  yoimger  brother.  This  event  dissolved  the  strongest  ties  that  bound  him  to 
his  native  soil  and  removed  every  obstruction  that  seemed  to  be  in  the  way  to  the 
engagement  of  his  favorite  pursuit.  He  resolved  on  going  to  New  England,  where 
he  saw  an  opportunity  for  the  quiet  exercise  of  his  ministry.  He  went  on  board  a 
ship  in  disguise  to  avoid  the  fury  of  his  persecutors.  After  they  had  passed  the 
land's  end,  he  entertained  the  passengers  with  two  sermons  a  day,  besides  other 
agreeable  discourses  and  devotional  exercises,  which  filled  the  voyage  with  so  much 
religion  that  one  of  the  passengers  being  examined  about  his  trying  to  divert 
himself  with  a  hook  and  line  on  the  Lord's  daj'',  protested  that  he  did  not  know 
when  the  Lord's  day  was;  he  thought  every  day  was  a  Sabbath  day,  for  they  did 
nothing  but  pray  and  preach  all  the  week  long.  Mr.  Fiske  arrived  in  New  Eng- 
land in  the  year  1637.  His  aged  mother  died  quickly  after  he  came  on  board,  and 
his  only  infant  quickly  after  he  came  on  shore.  He  came  well  stocked  with  ser- 
vants and  all  sorts  of  tools  for  husbandry  and  carpentry,  and  with  provisions  to 
support  his  family  in  a  wilderness  three  years;  out  of  which  he  charitably  let  a  con- 
siderable quantity  to  the  country,  which  he  then  found  in  the  distresses  of  a  war 
with  the  Pequot  Indians. 

The  most  prominent  name  among  the  first  settlers  of  the  town  of  Wenham 
was  that  of  Fisk.  Rev.  John  Fisk,  who  came  from  the  County  of  Suffolk,  in 
England,  was  the  first  minister  of  the  place.  As  the  parish  of  Wenham,  in  Eng- 
land, lies  in  the  same  county,  it  is  not  unlikely  that  the  name  of  the  town  was 
taken  from  the  original  residence  of  this  family.  Rev.  Mr.  Fisk,  after  a  residence 
of  twelve  years  in  Wenham,  removed  to  Chelmsford,  where  he  died.  Besides 
him,  three  others  of  the  name  of  Fisk  were  among  the  original  settlers,  and  did 
not  leave  with  the  colony  that  removed  to  Chelmsford.  They  appear  to  have 
been  men  of  property,  and  acted  an  important  part  in  the  infant  settlement.  Capt. 
Phineas  and  John  Fisk  were  two  of  the  first  board  of  selectmen,  and  Hon.  Wm. 
Fisk  was  the  first  town  clerk.  From  the  frequency  with  which  the  name  occurs 
in  the  early  records  of  baptisms,  the  descendants  of  the  family  appear  to  have 
been  numerous,  and  for  an  hundred  years  or  more  they  acted  a  prominent  part 
in  town  affairs.  Three  of  them,  at  different  periods,  held  the  oiilice  of  deacon  of 
the  cluirch.  Out  of  thirty-five  times  that  the  town  sent  a  deputy  to  the  General 
Court,  before  1720,  it  was  represented  twenty  times  by  some  one  of  this  name. 
The  first  schoolmaster  and  the  first  commander  of  the  militia,  appointed  in  Wen- 
ham, was  Capt.  Thomas  Fisk,  who,  for  a  period  of  twenty  or  thirty  years,  appears 
to  have  been  the  most  important  man  in  the  town.  As  early  as  1655  he  was  ap- 
pointed town  clerk,  and  two-pence  granted  to  him  for  every  order  he  should 
record.  The  first  book  of  the  town  records  is  mostly  in  his  hand-writing,  which 
is  not  quite  as  legible  as  that  of  the  best  writing  masters.  He  was  a  prominent 
actor  in  the  series  of  measures  which  resulted  in  the  division  of  the  common 
lands.  There  continued  to  be  several  of  the  name  in  the  place  until  the  latter 
part  of  the  last  century,   when  it  was  reduced  to  a  single  family.     Several  farms 


have  been  at  different  times  in  possession  of  the  family.  The  place,  however, 
where  they  lived  longest,  and  which  is  the  most  identified  with  their  name,  was 
on  a  lane  leading  from  the  Ober  place  (so-called)  towards  Wenham  causeway. 
An  old  cellar  alone  remanis  to  mark  the  spot,  where  generations  lived,  labored, 
and  passed  away. 

The  next  year,  Mr.  John  Fisk,  who  had  taught  the  first  grammar  school 
established  in  Salem,  and  while  thus  engaged  had  occasionally  assisted  Mr.  Peters 
in  his  ministerial  labors,  removed  to  Wenham,  and  through  his  efforts  a  church 
was  regularly  organi;:ed  on  the  8th  of  October,  1644.  He  at  once  became  its  pas- 
tor, and  continued  his  labors  in  the  town  till  1656,  apparently  much  to  the  satis- 
faction of  the  people.  To  the  duties  of  the  pastor  he  added  those  of  physician,  bO 
that  Cotton  Mather  remarks  concerning  him:  "Among  the  most  famous  preachers 
and  writers  of  the  gor.pel,  with  whom  the  primitive  church  was  blessed,  there  was 
Luke,  the  beloved  physician,  the  blessed  scholar  and  colleague  of  the  Apostle 
Paul."        . 

I'his  appears  like  higii  eulogy,  but  for  the  times  in  which  he  lived,  Mr.  Fisk 
was  evidently  a  superior  man.  He  was  descended  from  pious  ancestry,  and  was 
early  devoted  to  the  service  of  Christ  and  the  church.  His  parents,  after  carefully 
instructing  him  at  home,  sent  him  to  the  giammar  school  and  afterwards  to  the 
university.  He  graduated  at  Lnmanuel  College,  Cambridge,  and  after  studying 
theology  was  engaged  for  several  years  in  the  work  of  the  ministrj'.  In  conse- 
quence, however,  of  the  persecution  then  carried  on  against  the  Puritans  and  the 
difficulties  and  annoj^ances  in  the  way  of  preaching,  in  accordance  with  the  advice 
of  his  friends,  he  turned  his  attention  to  medicine,  and  obtained  the  usual  license 
to  practice  as  a  physician.  Yet  he  was  still  so  desirous  to  resume  the  labors  of 
the  ministry  that  he  determined  to  remove  to  America.  He  had  previously  mar- 
ried a  lady  of  high  rank  and  uncommon  worth.  To  her  parents  his  purpose  to 
come  to  America  was  so  disagreeable  that  they  resolved  to  deprive  him  of  several 
hundred  pounds,  which  were  the  just  share  of  his  wife  in  her  father's  estate.  At 
the  call  of  duty,  however,  he  did  not  hesitate  to  sacrifice  property  and  all  the  en- 
dearments of  home  and  kindred.  Disguising  himself  to  escape  the  fury  of  his 
persecutors,  he  embarked,  in  company  with  the  Rev.  John  Allen,  afterwards  the 
first  minister  of  Dedham. 

After  arriving  in  this  country,  Mr.  Fisk  appears  to  have  taught  some  years 
in  Cambridge,  and  afterwards  in  Salem.  Of  his  services  in  the  latter  city,  the 
Mayor  of  Salem,  in  a  public  address  in  1842  says:  "'We  may  all  be  proud  of  the 
honest  fame  of  the  first  teacher  of  our  grammar  school.  He  was,  by  the  concur- 
rent testimony  of  the  most  learned  and  honored  of  his  day  and  generation, 
ranked  high  in  the  list  of  able,  useful  and  devoted  ministers  of  the  gospel.  One 
of  his  scholars  was  Sir  George  Downing,  who  was  a  member  of  the  first  class 
that  graduated  at  Harvard  College,  and  who  was  afterwards  minister  for  Crom- 
well and  Charles  H.  j.t  The  Hague."  His  pupils,  it  is  said,  were  fitted  "to  read 
any  classical  authors  into  English,  and  readily  make  and  speak  true  Latin,  and 
write  it  in  verse  as  well  as  prose,  and  perfectly  to  decline  the  paradigms  of  nouns 
and  verbs  in  the  Greek  tongue." 

Preferring,  however,  the  w^ork  of  the  ministry  to  the  labors  of  the  teacher, 
he  gave  up  his  school  in  1643,  and,  removing  to  Wenham,  joined  his  fortunes  to 
those  of  the  infant  plantation.  Upon  what  salary  he  was  settled  we  have  no 
means  of  ascertaining.  A  piece  of  land  appears  to  have  been  granted  to  him, 
and  in  addition  to  this,  he  had  probably  such  contributions  as  the  people  were 
able  to  raise.  It  is  stated  that  "he  drew  largely  upon  his  own  estate  for  the  ben- 
efit of  the  new  plantation."  (In  164J  he  gave  ten  acres  of  land  for  the  benefit  of 
the  church  and  society).  In  1654  it  was  voted  by  the  town  that  "the  yearly  main- 
tenance of  our  minister  shall  bee  fortie  pounds  a  year,  whether  Mr.  Fisk  stay 
among  us,  or  we  procure  another;"  and  again,  that  "Mr.  Gott,  James  Moulton 
and  John  Fisk  are  chosen  to  go  to  Mr.  Miller,  to  give  him  a  call  in  case  Mr.  Fisk 
leaveth  us."  December,  1655,  it  was  ordered  "that  in  case  Mr.  Brock  be  secured 
to  stay  amongst  us,  whatsoever  the  town  hath  engaged,  or  shall  be  levied  on  any 
land,  shall  be  paid,  two-thirds  part  in  wheat,  barley  or  peas,  butter  or  pork,  and 
the  other  third  part  in  Indian  corn."  In  consequence  of  the  extreme  scarcity  of 
money,  taxes  and  contributions  were  very  generally  paid  in  produce.  According 
to  the  expenses  of  living  and  the  means  of  the  people,  £40  a  year  would  seem  to 
be  full  as  large  a  salary  as  is  now  usually  paid  in  country  towns. 


From  the  previoDS  votes,  it  appears  that  Mr.  Fisk  had  already  formed  the 
purpose  of  leavmg  Wcnham.  He  remained,  however,  till  1656,  when,  with  a  ma- 
jority of  the  church,  ne  removed  to  Chelmsford,  where  he  lived  for  twenty  years, 
discharging  the  duties  at  once  of  the  minister  and  the  physician.  "For  twenty 
years,"  says  Cotton  Mather,  "did  he  shine  in  the  golden  candlestick  of  Chelms- 
ford, a  plam,  but  an  able,  powerful  and  useful  preacher  of  the  gospel,  rarely,  if 
ever,  by  sickness  hindered  from  the  exercise  of  his  ministry."  He  died  m  his  new 
field  of  labor  in  1676,  at  the  advanced  age  of  75. 

Rev.  W.  Allen,  in  his  history  of  Chelmsford,  has  given  high  testimony  to  the 

value  of  Mr.  Fisk's  labors  in  that  town.     The  trials  and  hardships  which  he  was 

there  called  to  endure,  might  have  disheartened  youthful  vigor,  but  were  borne 

\  with  fortitude  and  even  cheerfulness.     For  the  use  of  his  flock,  he  wrote  a  cate- 

•  chism  entitled,   "Watering  of  the   Olive  Plants  in   Christ's   Garden."     This  little 

\  work  IS  moderate  m   doctrine,   catholic  in  spirit,  and  admirably  designed."     His 

)  epitaph  in  Latin  is  as  iollows:     "vixi  et  quem  dederas  cursum  mihi  Christe  peregi, 

'  pertaesus  vitae,  snaviter  opto  mori."     (I  have  lived  and  finished  the  work  which 

Thou,  Saviour,  didst  give  me;  weary  of  life,  I  long  to  depart  in  peace.) 

.  Rev.  John  Fiske,  of  Chelmsford,  made  his  will  June  18,  1674,  which  was  proved 
by  Samuel  Foster,  Sr.  and  Jr.,  Feb.  22.  1676.  The  other  witness  was  Edward 
Spalding.  The  inventory  of  the  estate  was  taken  2,  11.  1676  by  Samuel  Adams, 
Samuel  Foster,  Sr.,  and  Abraham  Parker.  £703-3-10,  made  oath  to  by  his  son 
Moses,  the  executor,  April  4,  1677.  Items,  homestead,  including  a  sheep  pasture 
on  each  side  of  the  brook,  meadow  on  Beaver  Brooke;  thirty-four 
acres  on  great  brooke;  six  acres  on  Merrimack  river;  '  upland  on 
Great  Tadnicte  meadow  at  son's  place;  twenty  acres  at  great  pine 
playne,  a  part  of  Mr.  John  Fiske,  Jr.'s,  homestead,  on  which  his  father,  the 
testator,  had  built  a  house  for  him;  meadow  purchased  of  Capt.  James  Parker; 
library,  which  was  valued  at  £60;  a  still;  gaily  patts;  scales  and  wts.,  writing  his 
will  with  his  own  hand.  Legatees,  wife  Elizabeth  brought  when  married  to  him 
household  goods,  also  "bees."  He  gave  to  son  John,  who  was  the  eldest  son,  and 
at  that  time  had  wife  Lydia  had  a  certain  legacy  which  if  they  deceased  leaving  no 
children,  one-half  of  it  was  to  go  to  son  Moses  and  one-half  to  daughters  Sarah 
Martha  Burton  and  Anne  Thompson,  who  were  then  of  Salem,  and  each  a  legacy, 
from  Mr.  John  Evered,  alias  Web.  deceased.  She  was  the  youngest  daughter,  also 
unmarried,  and  Moses,  her  brother,  was  to  be  her  guardian. 

Daughter  Sarah  was  then  the  wife  of  John  Farwell,  of  Concord,  but  at  that 
time,  it  seems,  had  no  children. 

Brother  William,  late  of  Wenham,  deceased,  left  William  for  his  eldest  son 
and  other  children,  who  had  legacies. 

Sister  Rix,  of  Salem,  who  was  called  mother  to  said  children,  of  brother 

Sister   Martha  Thompson,   formerly  of  Salem,    deceased,   had   left  daughters 

Martha  Burton  and  Anne  Thompson,  who  were  then  of  Salem,  and  each  a  legacy. 

Son  Moses,  the  testator's  youngest  son,  to  be  executor  and  have  the  residue, 

including  the  homestead,  and  he  was  to  put  up  a  stone  monument  where  the  widow 

should  be  buried. 

Rev.  John  Fiske'?  bounds,  etc.,  according  to  the  evidence  of  Samuel  Moulton. 
then  Dec.  i,  1698,  "of  ye  town  of  Rehoboth,  formerly  of  Wenham,  being  fifty- 
seven  years  of  age  or  thereabouts,  &  "ye  bounds  between  ye  lands  of  Mr.  John 
Fiske  &  James  Moulton  senr.,  both  of  them  formerly  of  Wenham  now  deceased 
which  bounds  are  as  followeth  &  lands  in  the  possession  of  Samuel  Kemball  & 
John  Porter  is  a  rock  now  placed  near  ye  house  which  was  formerly  ye 
said  Deponents  from  thence  northward  to  a  red  oake  which  was  formerly  ye  said 
Deponents  from  thence  northward  to  a  red  oake  which  was  ye  bounds  between  ye 
lands  of  Mr.  John  Fiske  &  James  Moulton  *****  as  ye  line  runs  be- 
tween ye  land  of  said  Shipleys  &  Mr.  John  Fiske  farme  to  Pleasant  Ponde  which 
was  in  the  possession  of  Samuel  Kemball  &  John  Porter  when  I  came  from  Wen- 
ham    ¥    *     *     *     ;,.,  1652— this  was  dated  as  above. 

He  d.  Jan.  14,  1676-7;  res.  Cambridge,  Salem  and  Chelmsford,  Mass. 

180.  i.        JOHN,  b.  Frinshall,  Aug.  29,  1638;  d.  infancy  ae.  9. 

181.  ii.       NATHANIEL,  England;  d.  infancy;  "d.  in  1637,  quickly 

after  he  came  ashore."  [Mather.] 


182.  iii.     JOHN,  b.  in  England;  m.  1666  Lydia  Fletcher.     He  d.  s.  p.  in 

1700,  leaving  his  estate  to  his  brother  Moses,  of  Braintree. 

183.  iv.      SARAH,  bap.  July  26,  1640;  m.  John  Far  well,  of  Concord. 

184.  V.       MOSES,   b.   April    12,    1642;   m.    Sarah   Symnies  and   Mrs.   Ann 


185.  vi.       ANN,  b.  Jan.  15,  1646;  m.  Capt.  John  Brown,  of  Reading.     She 

d.  May  30,  1681.  They  res.  in  Reading.  She  had  one  child, 
Ann,  b.  in  1678.  After  his  wife's  death  Capt.  Brown 
m.  the  widow  of  Rev.  Joseph  Emerson,  of  Mendon, 
South  Reading,  Mass.,  Burial  Inscription. —  "Here  lyes 
the  body  of  Anna  Fiske,  first  wife  of  Capt.  John 
Brown,  Esquire,  who  dyed  May  30,  1681,  in  her 
36th  year."  Note. — She  was  the  daughter  of  Rev.  John  Fiske, 
the  first  minister  of  Wenham  and  of  Chelmsford.  She  was 
the  great-great-grandmother  of  Rev.  Reuben  Emerson,  and 
great-great-great-grandmother  of  Rev.  Alfred  Emerson,  at 
one  time  the  Associate  Pastors  of  the  ist  Parish  in  South 

His  will  is  dated  June  18,   1674,  and  was  proved  Feb.  22, 
1676.     It  occupies  twelve  pages  in  the  probate  records. 

186.  vii.     ELIEZUR,  bap.  Feb.  14,  1647;  d.  young. 

164.  HON.  WILLIAM  FISKE  (John,  William,  Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  Wil- 
liam, Symond),  b.  England,  about  1613;  m.  at  Salem,  1643,  Bridgett  Muskett  of 
Pelham,  England.  After  his  death  she  m.  2d,  Nov.  3,  1661,  Thomas  Rix  of  Salem, 
surgeon.  They  had  one  child,  Theophilus,  b.  Aug.  20,  1665.  "William,  the  other 
son  of  John  senior,  and  brother  of  John  junior,  who  emigrated,  is  probably  the 
William  Fiske,  who,  in  1642,  was  admitted  a  freeman."  (Candler's  Manuscript  in 
the  British  Museum.)  I  shall  now  forbear  special  reference  to  Mr.  Savage's  vol- 
ume of  these  admissions.  William  died  in  New  England  in  1654.  He  married 
Bridgett  Muskett  of  Pelham,  by  whom  he  had  William,  Samuel,  Joseph,  Benjanun 
and  Martha.  William  Fiske  was  of  Salem  in  1637,  which  year  he  arrived  from 
England  and  was  brother,  of  Rev.  John,  with  whom  he  came  over.  He  had  a 
grant  of  land  that  year  and  was  made  freeman  May  18,  1642,  and  member  of  the 
Salem  church  July  2,  1641.  Soon  after  he  removed  to  Wenham,  where  he  was 
the  first  town  clerk  or  clerk  of  the  writs,  from  1643  to  1660.  In  the  Colonial  Record 
is  a  settlement  of  rights  between  William  and  his  brother  John,  by  which  it  seems 
he  was  under  24  years  of  age  in  Sept.,  1638.  Endicott,  Hathorne,  and  two  others 
of  the  men  of  Salem  made  the  terms  of  agreement.  He  was  elected  representative 
to  the  General  Court  of  the  Commonwealth  in  1647  and  continued  in  that  office 
until  the  year  1652,  being  annually  re-elected.  He  enjoyed  to  a  large  extent  the 
esteem  and  confidence  of  his  fellow  citizens.  He  died  quite  suddenly  in  1654,  having 
served  his  townsmen  in  all  the  of^ces  in  the  town.  He  died  intestate,  prob- 
ably his  death  was  caused  by  some  disease.  Letters  of  administration  were  granted 
by  the  court  to  "Widow  Bridget  Fiske  July  16,  1654,  and  provision  made  for  the 
children,  viz.:  Wm.,  Samuel,  Joseph,  Benjamin  and  Martha.  There  are  no  rec- 
ords of  births  in  Wenham  prior  to  1686. 

In  1643,  according  to  the  Wenham  town  records,  Wm.  Fisk  received  liberty 
from  the  General  Court  to  keep  an  ordinary  (public  house),  and  in  1646  was 
licensed  "to  sell  wine  and  strong  water;"  which  privileges  were  a  few  years  later 
transferred  to  Phineas  Fisk.  One  of  the  appraisers  of  his  property  was  Phinehas 
Fisk  and  one  of  the  items  was  a  "sign  with  the  sign  post." 

Abstracts  from  Essex  County  Judicial  Court  records:  Wm.  Fiske,  Pit. 
against  Wm.  Pester,  Deft,  of  case,  court  ordered  Mr.  Pester  to  pay  20s.  upon  Mr. 
Fiske  his  oath,  31st,  loth  mo.  1639.  (Vol.  I.,  p.  29.) 

Wm.  Fiske  Pit.  aganst  Mathew  Water,  Deft,  of  case.  Jury  find  for  ye  PlL 
for  the  house  he  hired  twentie  shillings.  Three  shillings  witnesses  &  fyve  shillings 
coste  and  to  finish  the  house  within   14  days  or  elce  be  liable  to  all  damages  & 

the  of  the  to  answer  Mr.  Fiske  servant  (Joseph  Haungton).   Loss 

of  tyme  going  so  farr  further  to  work  ye  he  needed  to  have  done.  30,  ist  mo. 
1641.     (Vol.  I.,  p.  51.) 



Wm.  Fiske  chosen  clerk  of  the  market  for  the  town  of  Wenham,  7th  mo.,  1649, 
and  was  to  hold  the  office  until  another  was  chosen. 

Wm.  Fiske  of  Wenham  on  gurj'  of  tryal  25,  10  m.,  1649  &  24th,  4,  1651. 

The  following  is  a  copy  of  the  first  town  records  of  Wenham  and  shows  the 
important  part  the  Fiskes  took  in  the  proceedings: 

The  first  entry  on  record  (date  worn  ofif  but  probably  1642  or  3  as  the  next 
date  was  1643  when  Esdras  Rread  (Read  prob.)  had  a  grant  of  land  dated  1643), 
was  the  following,  viz.:  "There  is  given  unto  Wenham  twenty  acres  of  ground 
being  laid  out  of  eyther  side  of  ye  meetinghouse  ten  acres  given  by  Mr.  Smith 
out  of  his  farme  and  laid  out  by  him  beginning  wth  ye  bounds  at  ye  upper  end 
of  Phineas  Fisk's  Lott  &  soe  to  ye  swamp  and  the  other  ten  acres  given  by  Mr. 
John  Fiske  being  laid  out  joyning  to  it  on  ye  sd.  of  ye  meetinghouse. 

1644,  Dec.  4.  Wm.  Fiske  chosen  clerk  of  the  writs  and  Phmeas  for  constable. 
And  same  year  W^m.  Fisk  was  one  of  a  committee  to  lay  out  a  High  Drift  Way. 

1645.  Wm.   Fisk  was  made  choise  of  for  grand  jury. 

1654.  John  Fiske  chosen  to  join  with  the  celect  men  to  make  the  countery 
Ratte.  Thos.  Fiske  chosen  clerk  of  the  writts.  John  Fisk  chosen  constable, 
&  Jan.  r,  1654,  Phineas  was  chosen  commissioner  to  end  small  causes.  Thos. 
chosen  surveyor  of  the  Pound — to  have  "four  pence  for  every  time  unpound- 
ing."  John  Fisk  chosen  clerk  of  the  market  6th,  12th  mo.,  1654.  Ordered  that 
the  minister  have  fortie  pounds  a  year  whether  Mr.  Fiske  stays  &  settle  amongst 
us  or  we  another.     "Mr.  Gott,  James  Moulton  &  John  Fiske." 

"The  widdow  of  William  Fiske  of  Wenham  presenicu  an  inventory  to  ihis 
court  of  her  husband's  estate  amounting  to  the  some  of  i4ii  12s.  od.,  dyeing 
intest  &  leaving  five  children.  This  court  directs  administration  unto  the 
widow  Bridgett  Fiske  she  giving  security  by  her  owne  hand  &  by  her  house  & 
land  for  the  payment  of  ten  pounds  to  the  eldest  sonne  5£  to  Sam'l  the  next  & 
3£  a  pece  to  the  rest  of  the  children  when  they  come  to  age  she  to  Injoy  the  whole 
Estate."     26th.   7th  mo.,    1654.   (Court   Records  at   Ipswich.) 

He  d.  Sept.,  1654;  res.  Wenham.  Mass. 

,^187.     i.         WILLLA^M,  bap.  June  4.  1642-3;  m.  Sarah  Kilham. 

188.  ii.       SAMUEL,  b.   in  Wenham;   m.   Phebe  Bragg  and  Mrs.   Hannah 


189.  iii.      JOSEPH,    b.    in    Wenham;    m.    Elizabeth    Haman. 

190.  iv.       BENJAIMIN,  b.  in  Wenham;   m.    Bethusha   Morse. 

191.  v.        MARTHA,  b.  in  Wenham. 

169.  NATHANIEL  FiSKE  (Nathaniel,  William,  Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  Wil- 
liam, Symond)  b.  Weybred,  SufTolk  Co.,  Eng. ;  m.  Dorothy  Symonds  of  Wend- 
ham,  dau.  of  John.  There  is  a  tradition  in  the  family  that  he  died  on  the  passage 
to  New  England;  res.  Weybred,  Eng. 

192.  i.        JOHN,  b.  about  1619;  m.  Sarah  Wyeth. 

193.  ii.       NATHAN,  b.   in   England;  m.   Susanna . 

194.  iii.      ESTHER,  b.  in  England. 

195.  iv.      MARTHA,    b.    in    England;    m.    Martin    Underwood.       Candler 

says  in  his  manuscript:  A  Martha  Fiske,  another  descendant, 
married  an  Underwood,  and  emigrated  to  America,  whose  hus- 
band was  probably  the  Martin  Underwood  who  had  his  free- 
dom in  1634.  Indeed  it  is  uncertain  whether  Candler  did  not 
mean  to  say  that  Jeffrey  Fiske  himself  emigrated. 

He  was  b.  1596  and  with  his  wife,  who  he  had  married  in 
England,  embarked  in  April,  1634  at  Ipswich,  for  New  Eng- 
land. He  settled  in  Wat.  and  was  admitted  freeman  Sept.  3, 
1634.  He  was  a  cloth  manufacturer  or  weaver.  He  d.  s.  p, 
Nov.  17,  1672.  By  his  will,  dated  Aug.  23,  1663,  proved  Dec. 
TO,  1672,  he  gave  the  use  of  his  estate  to  his  wife  and  after 
her  decease  gave  it  all  to  his  cousin  (nephew),  Nathan  Fiske, 
Jr.,  and  after  his  death  to  his  brother,  John  Fiske.  To  his 
sister's  children,  if  they  come  over  from  England,  20s.  each. 
After  his  decease,  his  widow  lived  with  her  brother,  Nathan 
Fiske,  Sr.     She  d.  May  6,  1684  ac.  82. 



172.  LIEUT.  DAVID  FISKE,  ESQ.  (David,  Jeffrey,  Robert,  Simon,  Si- 
mon, William,  Symond),  b.  in  England  in  1624.  He  was  ''a  planter"  and  was  ad- 
mitted a  freeman  of  the  Colony  May  26,  1647.  He  settled  in  Cambridge  at  first,  or 
soon  after  in  Cambridge  Farms  (Lexington).  He  m.  1646  Lydia  Cooper,  sister 
of  Dea.  John  Cooper,  with  whom  he  came  over,  and  step-daughter  of  Dea.  Greg- 
orj'  Stone,  by  whom  he  had  three  ch. ;  she  d.  Nov.  29,  1654;  m.  2d,  Sept.  6,  1655, 
Seaborn  Wilson,  of  Ipswich,  dau.  of  Theophilus  Wilson.  Wilson — Theophilus,  of 
Ipswich,  made  his  will  Oct.  3,  1690,  which  was  proved  March  31,  1691.  Inv.  Jan. 
28,  1690.  He  mentioned  son  Thomas,  grandchild  Elizth.  Lovel,  granddau.  Elizth. 
Russell,  grandchild  Thomas  Finder,  "and  I  do  make  my  son  John  Finder  and  my 
son  David  Fiske  my  executors."     Cousin  Nathl.  Tredwell  was  overseer  of  the  will. 

Seaborn  Fiske,  of  Lexington,  Middlesex  Co.,  Mass.,  for  i8  in  money  sold  to 
Alexander  Lovell,  cordwainer,  and  Thos.  Lovell,  currier,  both  of  Ipswich,  her 
undivided  common  right  in  Ipswich  the  "said  right  of  land  being  left  to  me  ye  sd. 
Fiske  by  my  Honored  father,  Theophilus  Wilson,  of  Ipswich,  deceased,  for  part 
of  portion  ye  above  granted  premisses  together  with  ye  ways,  uses,"  &c.,  making 
her  marke  March  3,  171 7. 

Seaborn  Fiske,  only  surviving  daughter  and  heir  of  Mr.  Theophilus  Wilson, 
late  of  Ipswich,  deed.,  conveying  to  her  kinsmen,  Thomas  and  Alexander  Lovell's, 
of  Ipswich,  &c.,  see  above  ack.  before  Jono.  Tyng,  of  Middlex  Co.,  July  3,  1719. 
She  d.  in  Woburn  Jan.  12,  1721.  His  will  was  dated  June  23,  1708,  and  is  proved 
Dec.  20,  171 1.  It  mentions  his  wife.  Seaborn;  son  Nicholas  Wyeth,  his  dau.  being 
dead;  children  David,  Elizabeth,  Anna,  and  Abigail;  cousin  Samuel,  son  of  Dea. 
Samuel  Stone.  Inventory  Feb.  14,  1710,  £405-17-6.  Oct.  16,  1676,  he  his  wife 
Seaborn  sold  to  Samuel  Page  149  acres  of  land  in  Watertown,  granted  to  his 
father.  Oct.  6,  1663,  the  court  allowed  him  los.  each  for  seven  wolf's  whelps 

David,  says  Paige,  in  his  History  of  Cambridge,  rem.  from  Watertown  to 
Camb.  about  1646,  and  i^es.  on  the  northerly  side  of  Linnaean  street,  near  the 
Botanic  Garden,  which  estate  he  sold  to  Joseph  Daniel  13  Dec.  1660,  and  prob. 
rem.  to  the  Farms  (Lex.)  about  the  same  time.  He  was  a  wheelwright,  but  much 
employed  in  public  service,  especially  as  a  surveyor  of  lands.  He  was  Selectman 
1688,  and  Representative  in  the  critical  period  of  1689.  He  was  one  of  the  most 
prominent  men  in  the  settlement  at  the  Farms;  precinct  clerk  and  assessor;  the 
first  subscriber  for  erecting  a  meeting  house  there,  and  the  first  named  member 
of  the  Church.  In  1675  the  work  of  settlement  at  Worcester  was  prosecuted  with 
vigor,  about  the  middle  of  April  surveys  were  made  of  the  lands  by  David  Fiske, 
of  Cambridge.  Partial  surveys  were  made  in  May,  1685  (at  Worcester),  a  lot 
was  laid  out  for  Gookin  of  100  acres  on  the  east  side  of  Pakachoag  Hill  and  an- 
other lot  of-  80  acres  on  Raccoon  Plain.  There  were  present  at  this  time  David 
Fiske,  the  surveyor,  and  others.     [History  of  Worcester.] 

"David  Fiske,"  says  Hudson,  in  his  Hist,  of  Lex.,  "was  not  only  one  of  the 
first  settlers,  but  became  one  of  the  most  prominent  and  useful  men  in  the  pre- 
cinct. He  headed  the  subscription  for  a  meeting  house  in  1692,  and  on  the  organ- 
ization of  the  parish  the  year  after,  he  was  chosen  clerk,  and  one  of  the  selectmen 
or  assessors.  He  was  also  chosen  chairman  of  a  committee  to  purchase  of  the 
town  of  Camb.  a  lot  of  land  for  the  support  of  the  ministry.  These  and  other 
similar  olifices  he  frequently  held  under  the  Parish.  He  was  also  a  member  of  the 
church  organized  in  1696,  and  his  wife  immediately  after  removed  hei  relation 
from  the  church  in  Camb.  to  the  church  gathered  in  the  precinct.  He  not  only 
served  his  fellow-citizens  in  a  civil  and  religious,  but  also  in  a  military  capacity, 
as  appears  by  the  prefix  Lieut.,  which  is  often  in  the  records  connected  with  his 
name.  He  was  often  employed  by  the  colony  as  a  surveyor.  He  resided  on  Han- 
cock St."  A  handsome  monument  was  erected  in  1856  by  Benj.  Fiske,  Esq.,  with 
this  inscription: 

111  memory  of  David  Fisko,  who  (tied  Feb.  14,  1710,  and  bis  descendants. 

Feb.  3,  1720,  an  agreement  was  filed  in  the  Midddlesex  probate  court.  It  was 
between  the  children  of  the  late  Lieut.  David  Fiske,  of  Lexington,  deceased,  viz., 
John  and  Elizabeth  Russell,  Henry  and  Abigail  Baldwin,  children  of  the  late 
Lieut.  David  Fiske,  of  Lexington,  deceased,  and  Timothy  Carter,  of  Charlcstov/u, 
to  the  offtce  of  attorney  and  trustee  for  Timothy  Carter,  of  Woburn,  his  father, 
and  the  children  of  said  Timothy  Carter,  descendants  from  the  said  David  riske, 










deceased,  and  between  David  Fiske,  of  Lexington,  only  son  of  the  Sd.  deceased, 
in  order  to  a  final  settlement.  We  have  hereunto  set  our  hands  and  seals  the  dny 
and  year  first  above  ritten  and  Timothy  Carter,  of  Woburn  above  mentioned,  who 
married  Anna  Fiske,  daughter  of  said  Lt.  Fisk,  being  present  at  this  agreement 
fully  concord  in  the  settlement,  etc.,  David  Fisk  and  seal. 

John  Russell,  Henry  Baldwin,  Timothy  Carter,  Elizabeth  Russell,  Abigail 
Baldwin,  Timothy  Carter,  Jr. 

He  d.  Feb.  14,  1710;  res.  Watertown,  IMass. 

196.  i.         SARAH,  b.  May  8,  1646-7;  d.  in  Boston,  Nov.  8,  1647. 

197.  ii.       LYDIA,  b.  in  Boston  Sept.  29,  1647-8;  m.  Sept.  6,  1681,  Nicholas 

Wyeth,  Jr.,  of  Cambridge,  afterwards  of  Watertown.     He  was 
the  son  of  Nicholas  and  Mrs.   Rebecca  Andrews,   his  second 
wife,  by  whom  he  had  five  ch.  born  between  1650-59:  Lydia 
d.  s.  p.  in  Watertown  March  10,  1697.   Nicholas,  Jr.,  then  m.  2d, 
June  30,   1698,   Deborah   Parker.     They  were  town  charges  in 
1716  and  for  some   years  before.     Deborah   was  a  widow   in 
DAVID,  b.  in  Boston  Sept.  i,  1648;  d.  Sept.  20,  1649. 
DAVID,  b.  April  15,  1650;  m.  Sarah  Dav.      :,  .   ,      .    I\tb^i-i   U 
SEABORN,  b.  — — ;  d.  s.  p.  "  '     • 

ELIZABETH,  bap.  ;  m.  John  Russell,  of  Cambridge. 

ANNAH  (Hannah),  bap.  Nov.  27,  1659;  m.  May  3,  1680,  Timothy 
Carter,  son  of  Rev.  Thomas  Carter,  of  Watertown  and  Wo- 
burn. Hannah  d.  Jan.  27,  1715.  The  father  was  an  inhabitant 
in  New  England  as  early  as  1635.  He  was  one  of  the  elders  of 
the  Watertown  church  and  ordained  the  first  pastor  at  Wo- 
burn in  1642.  The  ch.  of  Timothy  and  Ann  were:  David,  b. 
Oct.  17,  1681;  Timothy,  b.  July  12,  1683,  d.  soon;  Ann,  b.  July 
17,  16S4;  Timothy,  b.  Oct.  19,  1686;  Theophilus,  b.  Oct.  20, 
1688;  Thomas,  b.  Aug.  17,  1690;  Abigail,  b.  March  18,  1692, 
Sarah,  b.  Nov.  24,  1694;  Eliza,  b.  Aug.  27,  1696;  Benjamin,  b. 
March  22,  1699,  d.  soon;  Mary,  b.  Jan.  23,  1700;  Martha,  b. 
July  22,  1702;  Benjamin,  b.  Nov.  8,  1704,  d.  July  8,  1727. 

203.  vii.     ABIGAIL,  b.  Feb.  i,  1674;  m.  May  4,  1692,  Henry  Baldwin,  of 

Woburn.  Ch.:  Henry,  b.  Jan.  12,  1693;  David,  b.  April  9, 
1696.  His  son  William  was  graduated  at  Harvard  in  1748  and 
Samuel  graduated  there  in  1752;  William,  b.  Feb.  20,  1700; 
Abigail,  b.  Feb.  13,  1702,  d.  soon;  James,  b.  July  11,  1705,  d. 
1709;  Abigail,  b.  Nov.  19,  1707;  m.  John  Converse,  a  son  was 
Robert   Converse;  James,  b.   Oct.    17,   1710;   Samuel,   b.   Aug. 

31.  1717- 

204.  viii.   EPHRAIM,  b.  July  13,  1653;  d.  Sept.  14,  1653. 

173.     SERGT.  JAMES  FISKE  (Phinehas,  Thomas,   Robert,  Simon,   Simon, 

William,   Symond),  b.   Sufi'olk  Co.,   England,  ;     m.   Anna  ;     m.  2d 

Hannah  Pike.  James  Fiske,  Sr.,  eldest  son  of  Phineas,  was  born  in  England, 
emigrated  in  1637,  joined  Salem  Church  1642,  was  same  year  freeman,  and  shortly 
after  the  family  were  established  in  Wenham,  he  removed  to  Haverhill,  Mass., 
where  he  had  several  grants  of  land,  the  first  being  m  1646.  He  was  a  number  of 
times  a  Selectman  in  Haverhill. 

In  the  general  division  of  lands,  in  1661,  James  Fiske  does  not  appear 
among  the  grantees;  had  probably  then  removed,  as  in  1669  he  was  one  of  a 
committee  in  Chelmsford  appointed  "to  lay  the  land  northerly  of  Groton,"  in 
which  latter  place  he  died.  .  In  his  will  in  the  Middlesex  probate  office  dated  June 
14,  1689,  proved  July  26,  1689,  all  of  the  above  children,  save  Ann  and  James,  are 
mentioned  as  legatees,  but  other  parties  were  executors.  James  Fiske,  and  Samuel 
Fiske,  who  appear  on  Groton  records  as  heads  of  families — the  first  m  1690,  the 
latter  in  1704 — were  sons  of  the  above.  Among  the  descendants  of  Samuel,  in  the 
third  and  fourth  generations,  may  be  mentioned  Hon.  Levi  Fiske,  of  Jaffrey,  and 
Hoa.  Thomas  Fiske,  of  Dublin,  N.  H.,  the  former  a  State  Senator,  1835-6;  the 
latter,  1859-60. 

The  following  data  relative  to  James  Fiske  while  residing  in  Haverhill  is  taken 
from  the  town  records:     Attending  town  meetings  was  evidently  considered  by 


our  ancestors  as  a  duty  each  voter  owed  to  the  community  in  which  he  lived, 
and  for  the  neglect  of  which  he  deserved  punishment.  They  even  considered, 
tardiness  in  attending  as  meriting  rebuke,  as  we  find  by  the  record  of  Feb.  13,  1647, 
that  John  Ayer,  Sr.,  and  James  Fiske  were  fined  "for  not  attending  the  town  meet- 
ing in  season." 

Considerable  land  was  this  year  granted  to  individuals  west  of  Little  River, 
on  the  Merrimack,  and  among  others  James  Fiske  had  liberty  to  lay  down  his 
land  in  the  plain,  "and  have  it  laid  out  over  Little  River,  Westward." 

It  was  voted  this  year  by  the  town  "that  all  the  meadows  shall  be  laid  out  by 
the  I2th  of  June  next,  to  each  man  his  proportion  according  to  his  house  lot." 
At  the  same  meeting  it  was  "ordered  that  a  committee,  of  which  James  Fiske 
was  one,  shall  view  the  upland  that  is  fit  to  plough,  by  the  last  of  March  or  the 
tenth  of  April  next,  and  that  they  bring  in  their  intelligence  to  the  town  by  that 
time."  It  was  also  ordered  "that  all  the  undivided  land,  after  all  the  meadows 
and  second  division  of  plough  land  is  laid  out.  shall  remain  to  the  same  inhabit- 
ants the  proprietors  of  the  three  hundred  and  six  acres,  to  every  one  according  to 
honest  and  true  meaning,  all  commons  remaining  in  general  to  them." 

James  Fiske  and  Anne,  his  wyfe,  of  Haverhill,  for  100  pounds,  sold  to  Rev. 
John  Ward,  of  Haverhill,  Nov.  22,  1659.  a  Dwelling  house  and  house  lot  of  nine 
acres  in  Haverhill,  bounded  by  land  of  Richard  Littlehale  on  the  west,  by  Mr. 
Ward's  on  the  east  and  south,  by  Michael  Emerson  on  the  north,  etc.,  also  five 
acres  of  planting  land  in  the  Playne,  bounded  on  the  south  by  Merrimack  river 
and  north  by  the  common,  etc. ;  two  acres  of  east  meadow,  bounded  on  the  east 
by  a  river;  two  acres  of  west  meadow,  with  commonages,  etc. 

Following  are  the  names  of  those  who  received  a  share  in  this  division:  "The 
lots  or  draughts  for  the  second  division  of  plough  land,  with  the  number  of  each 
man's  accommodation:     John  Fiske,  four  acres. 

Among  the  noteworthy  incidents  may  be  mentioned  the  case  of  Robert  Pike, 
of  Salisbury.  The  court  had  prohibited  Joseph  Peasley  and  Thomas  Macy,  of  Sal- 
isbury, from  exhorting  the  people  on  the  Sabbath,  in  the  absence  of  a  minister. 
Pike  declared  that  "such  persons  as  did  act  in  making  that  law,  did  break  their 
oath  to  the  country,  for  it  is  against  the  liberty  of  the  country, 
both  civil  and  ecclesiastical."  For  expressing  himself  in  this  manner, 
he  was  disfranchised  by  the  General  Court,  and  heavily  fined.  At  the 
next  May  Court,  a  petition  was  presented  from  a  large  number  of  the  inhabitants 
of  Hampton,  Salisbury,  Newbury,  Haverhill  and  Andover.  praying  that  Pike's 
sentence  might  be  revoked.  Among  the  names  of  the  Haverhill  signers,  as  copied 
from  the  original  petition  in  the  State  Archives,  is  that  of  James  Fiske. 

The  lots  in  the  fifth  division  of  land  were  drawn  Nov.  20,  1721,  and  it  shows 
who,  or  rather  whose  representatives,  were  the  commoners  at  this  time.  James 
Fisk  is  the  forty-second  in  the  list  of  fifty.  They  were  the  heirs  and  assigns  of  the 
original  purchasers,  and  were  at  this  time  considered  to  be  the  proprietors  of  the 
undivided  lands  in  the  town.     (P.  257,  Hist,  of  Haverhill.) 

From  the  Groton  records  are  found  the  following  entries: 

Due  to  James  ffisk  &  Joh.  Nuttin  twenty  shillings  for  laying  out  the  hie-way 
to  Chelmsford  when  they  haue  perfeted  the  work  wh.  they  promise  to  doe  as  soone 
as  they  can. 

James  Parker  William  Lakin  James  fiisk  William  Martin  &  Richard  Blood 
are  chosen  Select  men  this  yeare. 

James  Fisk,  the  second  town  clerk,  was  an  original  proprietor  of  Groton,  and 
the  owner  of  a  twenty-acre  right.  He  wrote  a  good  hand,  and  held  the  office 
during  one  year. 

At  a  town  meeting  held  6th  May,  1667.  The  towne  hauing  another  meeting 
about  a  mill  it  was  agreed  &  by  vote  Declared  the  lands  &  meadows  granted  to 
John  Prescott:  for  to  build  the  towne  a  mill;  namely  the  500  acres  of  vpland  and 
twenty  of  meadow  together  with  the  mill  should  be  freed  from  all  towns  charges 
whatsoeuer  for  the  space  of  twenty  years:  and  this  was  the  vaote  of  the  major 
part  of  the  town  that  was  present  at  this  meeting:  fouer  men  manifested  their 
Descent  at  y  time  one  of  whom  was  James  Fisk. 

Att  a  General  Town  meeting  held  31th  10  May  1666  fifor  better  pceeding  in 
settling  seates  for  the  women  as  well  as  the  men.  It  was  agreed  &  by  vote  De- 
clared that  the  front  Gallery  on  the  north  side  of  the  meeting  house  should  be 


divided  in  the  midle;  and  the  mens  that  shall  be  placed  there;  and  their  wiues  are 
to  be  placed  by  their  husbands  as  they  are  below. 

Same  meeting  theise  men  gaue  vnto  Robert  parish  sum  small  grants  of  vp- 
land  as  follovveth: — James  Fiske. 

At  a  meting  of  the  Select  men  the  27th  Dec.  1669,  it  is  ordered  that  all  and 
euery  inhabitant  of  the  Towne  shall  bring  in  a  tru  invoyce  of  their  pticuler  estat 
to  any  one  of  the  select  men  whensoeuer  it  is  called  for  or  else  it  must  be  left  to 
the  discretion  of  the  select  men  or  to  a  town  meeting  deputed  for  that  end  en- 
depted  to  the  towne  from  James  Ffisk  Thirteen  shillings  sixpence. 

And  further  these  persons  here  set  downe  doe  promise  and  Ingage  to  git 
Mr.  Willard  hay  mowing  making  and  fetching  home  for  eight  shilling  pr.  load 
at  a  seasonable  time  namely;  in  the  middle  of  July.     James  filisk. 

At  a  general  towne  meeting  heM  Janevary  13,  1672,  this  day  agreed  vpon  and 
by  vot  declared  that  there  shalbe  a  commit  choosen  for  to  seat  the  persons  in  the 
meeting  house  according  to  their  best  discretion  and  at  the  sam  time  a  committee 
chosen  and  their  names  are  thess,  James  fiske. 

At  a  General  Town  Meeting  December  10,  1673  Graunted  vnto  Alexander 
Rousse  by  the  Towne  ten  acres  of  vpland. 

At  a  general  Towne  Meeting  December  10,  1673  fifor  constable  William  Long- 
ley  Seni.     For  Select  men  Serg.  ffisk. 

At  a  General  Towne  Meeting  helde  December  11,  1674  William  Longley  sene 
chusen  constable  for  the  year  ensueing.  Capt.  Parker,  serge  ffisk  serge  knop 
ensine  Lawrence  Matthias  ffarnworth  serge  Lakin  John  Morsse  chussen  for  sellect 
men.     John  Morsse  chussen  Towne  Clark. 

He  d.  July  4,  1689;  res.  Wenham,  Haverhill  and  Groton,  INIass. 
JAMES,  b.  Aug.  8,  1649;  m.  Tabitha  Butterick. 
JOHN,  b.  Dec.  10,  1651.     There  is  a  tradition  that  he  was  killed 

in  the  Indian  wars. 
ANN,  b.  May  31,  1654;  d.  May  31.  1654. 

THOMAS,  b.  Jan.  23,  1655.     Probably  killed  in  the  Indian  wars. 
ANN,  b.  Feb.  11,  1656;  probably  d.  young,  as  she  is  not  mentioned 
in  her  father's  will. 

SAMUEL,  b.  Nov.  i,  1658;  m.  Susanna -. 

HANNAH,  b.    "  She  was  given  her  father's  new  house  in 

his  will  in   1689. 

174.  HON.  JOHN  FISKE  (Phinehas,  Thomas,  Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  Will- 
iam, Symond),  b.  in  England,  ;  m.  Dec.   10,  1651,   Remember  .     She 

m.  2d  in  1689  Dea.  William  Goodhue,  of  Ipswich.  She  was  his  fourth  wife,  and  d. 
Feb.  16,  1702.  Goodhue  d.  in  1699.  ae.  86.  He  was  selectman,  deacon  and  repre- 
sentative. John  Fiske,  Sr.,  second  son  of  Phineas  Fiske,  of  Wenham,  was  a  free- 
man in  164Q,  constable  in  1654,  and  a  representative  in  1669  and  1681.  He  d.  intes- 
tate in  1683.  His  property,  valued  at  ^72  pounds,  was  by  decree  of  court  divided 
among  the  following:  Widow  Remember,  and  children  John,  Samuel,  Noah, 
Waite,  Elizabeth  and  Remember.  He  was  familiarly  known  as  "John,  the  Con- 
stable," to  distinguish  him  from  another  of  the  same  name.  John  Fiske  was  wit- 
ness to  the  will  of  Thomas  Payne  in  1638.  He  was  witness  to  the  will  of  John 
Fairfield  in  1646,  also  to  will  of  Christ.  Yongs  in  1647,  and  in  1679  a  John  Fiske 
was  in  account  with  the  estate  of  Edward  Waldern.  John  Fisk  died  about  one 
month  previous  to  the  27th  of  the  ninth  month  (November),  1683.  Widow 
Remember  and  eldest  son  petitioned  for  letters  of  administration  at  the  time 
of  above  date.  Court  ordered  divided  as  above  stated,  Samuel  having  had  con- 
siderable in  father's  life  time.  Son  Samuel  testifies  he  is  about  twenty-four  years 
of  age,  had  received  twenty  acres  of  land  upon  his  marriage  with  Eliz.,  daughter 
of  Lieut.  Whipple,  of  Ipswich.  Deed  twenty  acres  says  "John  Fisk,  carpenter, 
&  wfe  Rem'ber,  &c.,  &  dated  Nov.  10,  1682.  Witnessed  by  Thomas  Fisk. 
Ipswich  records  show  widow  Remember's  daughter.  Remember  mar.  Nehe- 
miah  Abbott  in  1690.  Her  son  Sam'l  by  wife  Eliz.  had  son  Increase  born 
1700  after  his  decease."  John  Fiske  of  Wenham  was  in  the  company  commanded 
by  Capt  William  Turner,  Apr.  6,  1676,  and  in  the  Falls  fight  he  was  left  wounded 
by  Capt.  Lathroppe. 

May  18.  "This  day  that  happened  which  is  worthy  to  be  remembered.  For  at 
North  Hampton,  Hadly,  and  the  Towns  thereabouts,  two  English  Captives,  efcap- 














ing  from  the  Enemj',  informed  that  a  confiderable  body  of  Indians  had  (30)  feated 
themfelves  not  far  from  Pacomtuck,  and  that  they  were  very  fecure:  fo  that  fhould 
Forces  be  fent  forth  against  them,  many  of  the  Enemy  would  (in  probabiUty)  be 
cut  ofif,  without  any  difficulty.  Hereupon  the  Spirits  of  Men  in  thofe  Towns  were 
raifed  with  an  earneft  defire  to  fee  and  to  try  what  might  be  done.  They  fent  to 
their  neighbors  in  Conn,  for  a  fupply  of  men,  but  none  coming,  they  raifed  about 
an  hundred  and  four  fcore  out  of  their  onw  towns,  who  arrived  at  the  Indian  Wig- 
wams betimes  in  the  morning,  finding  them  fecure  indeed,  yea  all  afleep  without 
having  any  Scouts  abroad,  fo  that  our  Souldiers  came  and  put  their  Guns  into  their 
Wigwams,  before  the  Indians  were  aware  of  them,  and  made  a  great  and  notable 
flaughter  amongft  them.  Some  of  the  souldiers  affirm,  that  they  numbred  above 
one  hundred  that  lay  dead  upon  the  ground,  and  befides  thofe,  others  told  about 
an  hundred  and  thirty,  who  were  driven  into  the  River,  and  there  perifhed,  being 
carried  down  the  Falls.  The  River  Kifhon  swept  them  away,  that  ancient  river, 
the  river  Kifhon,  O  my  foul  thou  haft  troden  down  ftrength.  And  all  this  while 
but  one  Englifh-man  killed,  and  two  wounded.  But  God  faw  that  if 'things  had 
ended  thus,  another  and  not  Chrift  would  have  had  the  Glory  of  this  Victory,  and 
therefore  in  his  wife  providence,  he  fo  difpofed,  as  that  there  was  at  laft  fomewhat 
a  tragical  iffue  of  this  expedition.  For  an  Englifh  Captive  Lad  who  was  found 
in  the  wigwams  fpake  as  if  Philip  were  coming  with  a  thoufand  Indians  which  falfe 
report  being  famed  (Fama  bella  ftant)  among  the  Souldiers,  a  pannick  terror  fell 
upon  many  of  them,  and  they  hafted  homewards  in  a  confuted  rout:  In  the  mean 
while  a  party  of  Indians  from  an  Ifland  (whole  coming  on  fhore  might  eafily  have 
been  prevented,  and  the  souldiers  before  they  fet  out  from  Hadly  were  earneftly 
admonifhed  to  take  care  about  that  matter)  affaulted  our  men;  yea,  to  the  great 
difhonor  of  the  Englifh,  a  few  Indians  purfued  our  Souldiers  four  or  five  miles, 
who  v/ere  in  number  near  twice  as  many  as  the  Enemy.  In  this  diforder,  he  that 
was  at  this  time  the  chief  Captain,  whofe  name  was  Turner,  loft  his  life,  he  was 
purfued  through  a  River,  received  his  fatal  ftroke  as  he  paffed  through  that  which 
is  called  the  Green  River,  etc.  as  he  came  out  of  the  Water  he  fell  into  the  hands 
of  the  Uncircumcifed,  who  ftripped  him  (as  fome  who  faw  it  affirm)  and  rode  away 
upon  his  horfe;  and  between  thirty  and  forty  more  were  loft  in  this  Retreat. 

Thefe  Falls  we  once  fuggefted  fhould  have  been  named  Maffacre  Falls:  but  in 
all  recent  geographies  and  hiftories  they  are  known  as  Turner's  Falls,  and  we  heart- 
ily acquiefce  in  thus  defignating  them,  as  it  commemorates  a  brave  and  excellent 
man.  I  do  not  remember  to  have  met  with  an  Indian  name  for  Thefe  Falls.  In 
early  accounts  they  are  called  fimply  The  Falls,  the  Falls  in  the  Conn,  etc.  They 
were  by  fome  called  Miller's  Falls,  as  they  were  not  far  from  Miller's  river;  they 
have  alfo  been  called  Deeriield  Falls." 

The  power  of  the  Indians  was  broken  in  this  battle,  but  the  war  still  continued 
in  a  desultory  manner  for  two  years.  In  these  contests  the  people  of  Wenham 
bore  their  part  in  contributions  of  man  as  well  as  of  money.  The  manner  in  which 
the  state  used  to  pay  the  services  of  its  old  and  faithful  soldiers  may  be  seen  from 
the  following  order  of  the  General  Court,  Mar.  18,  1684:  "In  answer  to  the  peti- 
tion of  John  Fisk,  of  Wenham,  a  sore  wounded  soldier  in  the  late  Indian  war,  and 
thereby  incapacitated  to  get  his  living,  humbly  desiring  the  favor  of  this  honored 
General  Court  (having  the  approbation  of  the  selectmen  of  said  Wenham),  to 
grant  him  a  license  to  keep  a  public  house  of  entertainment,  therewith  freedom 
from  county  rates,  and  also  to  sell  drink  free  from  imposts  and  excises."  Consent 
was  given. 

John  Fiske  of  Wenham,  assignee  of  the  committee  of  Salem,  for  the 
building  the  meeting  house,  pit.  agst  Christopher  Babag  Deft.,  attachment, 
23rd,  Qth  m.,  1675.  Babbage,  the  constable,  appealed  to  high  court  21st,  10  m., 
75.     Ipswich  Court  Records. 

John  Fiske  carpenter  of  Wenham  &  Remember  his  wife  sendeth  greeting 
Know  yee  that  upon  contract  of  marriage  between  my  son  Sam'l  Fiske  and  Eliza- 
beth Whipple  of  Ipswich  I  doe  give  grant  enfoffe  alienate  and  sett  over  a  parcell 
of  land  containing  about  nyne  ares  being  more  or  less  at  it  lyeth  within  the  lim- 
metts  of  Wenham  aforesayd  bounded  by  our  brother  Thomas  Fiske  his  land  east- 
ward and  the  brooke  wch  runneth  out  of  the  great  Pond  southward  and  by  Mr. 
Smiths  farme  &  that  land  called  Goodman  Bachelers  pasture  Northward  &  West- 
ward by  the  devisionall  lyne  between  our  late  fathers  lott  and  Richard  Goldsmith 
late  deceased  together  with  all  the  rest  of  our  meadow  lyeing  att  the  lower  or  south 







end  of  our  land  formerly  our  flfathers  as  also  a  convenient  high  way  crose  the  end 
of  the  said  Prcell  of  land  to  our  brother  Thomas  Fiske  class  or  Prcell  of  Meadow 
To  Have"  &c.     Nov.  10,  1682. 
Witnessed  by  Thos.  Fiske. 

I  Remember  Goodhue  being  very  weak  of  body  aprehensive  of  not  Continue- 
ing  long  in  this  world  yet  blessed  be  god,  of  perfect  understanding  &  disposing 
mind  do  therefore  humbly  Recomend  my  spirit  to  God  in  faith  and  hope  of  a 
Blessed  Resurrection  to  life  againe  &  body  to  a  decent  buriall;  and  after  my 
funerall  Charges  are  Defrayed  and  due  debts  paid,  to  prevent  any  Disturbance 
among  my  children,  do  dispose  of  my  few  worldly  goods  in  manner  following 
Upon  ye  good  consideration  of  my  Daughter  Elizabeth  f^sk  being  in  needfull 
circumstances  and  not  having  had  her  proportion  wth  ye  rest  of  my  children 
formerly — I  do  therefore  will  and  bequeath  unto  my  said  Daughter  Elizabeth  all 
my  goods  that  shall  remaine  after  my  funerall  is  Discharged,  all  my  household 
goods,  books,  and  wearing  apparrell,  and  all  my  debts  that  do  or  may  in  any  wise 
appertaine  and  belong  to  mee  and  do  make  her  my  Sole  Executrix  of  this  my  last 
will  and  Testament  Desiring  my  well  Loved  friend  Mr.  Daniel  Rogers  and  my 
Son  Joseph  Ayre  to  have  ye  Inspection  &  Ordering  of  my  funerall  &  ye  Concerns 
thereof.  I  acquit  the  rest  of  my  children  from  any  debts  that  might  be  demanded 
Except  my  book  at  my  son  Abbots.  In  Testimony  that  this  is  my  last  will  &  Tes- 
tament I  have  hereunto  sett  my  hand  &  seal  this  fourteenth  day  of  ffebruary  Anno. 
Signed  Sealed  &  Delivered  &  Declared  as  my  last  will  Mark 

in  ye  presence  of  witnesses  Daniel  Rogers,  John        Remember  X  Goodhue 
Sparkes,  Joseph  Ayres. 

The  above  will   of  "Remember  Goodhue  late  of  Ipswich  widow  dec'd  was 
proved  Mar.  31,  1702,  and  adm'n  of  the  same  committed  to  the  Ext. 
He  d.  Oct.  27,  1682-83;  res.  Wenham,  Mass. 

JOHN,  b.  Dec.  12,  1654;  m..  Hannah  Baldwin. 

SAMUEL,  b. ,  1660;  m.  Elizabeth  Whipple. 

NOAH,  b.  Nov.  14,  1662;  m.,  June  16.  1686,  Marcy  Goold;  res. 
Chelmsford,  Mass.,  and  elsewhere.  He  had  in  1675  20  pounds 
out  of  the  estate  of  Capt.  Thomas  Lathrop  of  Beverly.  He 
was  "brought  up  from  a  little  one"  and  called  relation  to  either 
Lathrop  or  his  wife  who  was  Bethiah.  At  a  meeting  of  the 
selectmen  of  Wenham,  June  2,  1696,  "Then  that  whereas  in  the 
year  1694  Lt.  Charles  Gott  did  receive  into  his  house  or  family 
&  entertain  his  kinswoman  Mercy  Fiske  the  widow  and  relict 
of  Noah  Fiske  dec'd  without  the  leave  of  the  selectmen  &  con- 
trary to  the  town  order  &  now  by  the  providence  of  God  she 
being  visited  with  sickness"  &c  selectmen  agree  to  pay  Dr.  Ed- 
ward Wells  of  Salem  provided  &c.  Noah  Fiske  died  shortly 
after  marriage  and  I  think  childless,  judging  from  the  above. 
Lt.  Wm.  and  Lt.  Tho.  Fiske  with  Ensign  Porter  were  a  com- 
mittee selected  by  the  town  of  Wenham  to  settle  with  Dr.  Wells 
about  3'e  cost  which  ne  demands  &  has  recovered  judgement  for 
her  having  bin  expended  about  Mercy  Fiske  while  she  ley  sick 
&  lame  &c  &  Lt  Tho.  Fiske  was  on  the  com.  to  sell  land  to  pay 
the  above  also  to  pay  widow  Small  for  nursing  sd.  Mercy 
Fiske  while  at  her  house. 

215.  iv.       ELIZABETH,  b.  Mar.  8,  1673- 

216.  V.        REMEMBER,  b.  ;   m.  Jan.  21,   1690,   Nehemiah  Abbott. 

He  res.  in  Topsfield,  Mass.,  where  he  d.  in  1736.  His  wife  d. 
July  12,  1703.  Ch.:  John,  b.  Apr.  4,  1691;  Nehemiah,  b.  Oct. 
19,  1692;  Sarah;  Mary;  Mehitable,  b.  Oct.  17,  1700. 

217.  vi.      WAITE,  b.  ;  living  in  1683  was  given  part  of  h"-  father's 

estate,  372  pounds,  11  shillings. 

218.  vii.      JONATHAN,  b.   Dec.   12,   1688;  probably  d.  young;  not  men- 

tioned in  division  of  estate.     (See  Wenham  records  returned 

to   court.) 
NOTE — Massachusetts  was  divided  into  four  counties  in   1643,   viz.:    Essex, 
Middlesex,  Suffolk  and  Norfolk.     The  last  named,  included  all  the  towns  north 
of  Merrimack   River,   in    Massachusetts,   and   New   Hampshire   as   far  as    Ports- 
mouth at  first;  but  after  the  line  between  Massachusetts  and  New  Hampshire  was 


established  what  was  left  in  Massachusetts  was  annexed  to  Essex  County.  Some 
years  later  when  more  counties  were  made  outside  of  Middlesex  and  Suffolk  one 
was  named  Norfolk.  (See  map  of  Massachusetts.)  At  first  records  were  kept  at 
Ipswich  and  at  Salem,  but  now  all  records  of  the  county  are  at  Salem. 

175.     CAPT.  THOMAS  FISKE  (Phinehas,  Thomas,  Robert,  Simon,  Simon, 

William,  Symond),  b.  England  in  1632;  m.  Peggy  .     She  d.,  and  he  m.  2d, 

in  Boston,  by  Rev.  Charles  Morton,  of  Charlestown,  May  14,  1695,  Martha  Fitch, 
of  Boston.  "Thomas  Fiske,  youngest  son  of  Phineas  Fiske,  of  Wenham,  was 
born  in  England  in  1630,  was  a  freeman  in  1661,  and  for  above  forty  years  after- 
ward a  citizen  of  great  influence  in  Wenham.  He  participated  very  largely  in 
public  affairs,  was  repeatedly  a  representative  to  the  General  Court,  and  died  in 
1705,  'the  Patriarch  of  the  town,'  as  he  was  called,  being  in  his  seventy-sixth 
year.  By  wife  Peggy,  he  had  eight  children.  All  the  sons  died  while  young, 
except  the  first,  Thomas."  From  the  Judicial  Court  records  of  Essex  County 
it  is  stated  that,  "The  wife  of  Thomas  Fiske  was  presented  for  wearing  a  tiffany 
hoode,"  and  was  sentenced  to  pay  10  shillings  fine  and  two  shillings  six  pence 
fees  to  the  court  in  Oct.,  1652.  Verily  the  court  must  have  had  a  royalty  on 
another  make  of  "hoodes."  He  came  with  his  father  from  England,  in  his  early 
youth.  He  was  one  of  the  prominent  men  of  the  town  of  Wenham.  Was  repre- 
sentative 1671-72  and  often  after,  especially  in  the  revolutionary  times  of  1689-91. 
Was  captain  of  the  Colony  forces.  Was  foreman  of  the  jury  in  that  sad  case 
of  Rebecca  Nurse,  when  after  a  verdict  of  not  guilty  had  been  given  was  prevailed 
on  to  convict  by  the  wonderful  perversity  and  extraordinary  ignorance  of  the 
court.  His  shocking  confession  against  himself  and  the  judges  is  in  Hutch,  II.,  52, 
Until  1719  one  public  school  sufficed  for  the  inhabitants  of  Wenham,  which  for 
many  years  was  put  under  the  charge  of  Capt.  Thomas  Fiske.  For  the  better 
protection  of  the  community  "a  trained  band"  was  organized.  Thomas  Fiske  was 
captain,  and  William  Fiske,  lieutenant.  The  emolument  to  military  position  in 
those  days  far  exceeded  the  modern  estimate,  for  in  seating  the  congregation  (the 
pew  system  being  not  yet  introduced)  the  officers  of  the  military  next  to  the  dea- 
cons always  had  precedence.  In  1686  the  town  of  Wenham  instructed  Capt. 
Thomas  Fiske  to  keep  a  record  of  births,  marriages  and  deaths,  and  he  began 
this  registration. 

In  169s  Capt.  Thomas  Fisk  was  paid  "for  going  representative,  for  service 
as  an  assessor,  and  a  day  going  to  Ipswich,  £2  9s.,  by  the  town  of 
Wenham.  He  held  every  office  in  the  gift  of  his  fellow  citizens.  Represented 
the  town  in  the  Great  and  General  Court,  1671-72-78-79-80-86-94-97.  Was  moder- 
ator of  the  town  meetings,  1700-04  and  1705;  town  clerk  from  1661  to  1694,  over 
thirty-three  years.  His  age  is  determined  froin  a  deposition  in  regard  to  Joseph 
Axey  willing  property  to  Joseph  Fisk  in  1670.  He  then  calls  himself  about  forty 
years  of  age.  As  stated  above  Capt.  Fiske  was  foreman  of  the  jury  that  tried 
Mrs.  Rebecca  Nurse,  a  respectable  old  lady  in  Salem,  on  the  absurd  charge  of 
being  a  witch.  He  subsequently  made  a  confession,  of  which  the  following  is  a 

July  4th,  1692. — I  Thomas  Fisk  the  subscriber  hereof,  being  one  of  them  that 
were  of  the  jury  the  last  week  at  Salem  Court,  upon  the  trial  of  Rebekah  Nurse, 
etc.,  being  desired,  by  some  of  the  relations  to  give  a  reason  why  the  jury  brought 
her  in  guilty,  after  the  verdict  not  guilty;  I  do  hereby  give  my  reasons  to  be  as 
follows,  viz.:  When  the  verdict,  not  guilty,  was  given,  the  honoured  court  was 
pleased  to  object  against  it,  saying  to  them,  that  they  think  they  let  slip  the 
words  which  the  prisoner  at  the  bar  spake  against  herself,  which  were  spoken 
in  reply  to  Goodwife  Hobbs  and  her  dau.  who  had  been  faulty  in  setting  their 
hands  to  the  Devil's  book,  as  they  had  confessed  formerly;  the  words  were, 
"What  do  these  people  give  in  evidence  against  me  now?  They  used  to  come 
among  us?"  After  the  honoured  court  had  manifested  their  dissatisfaction  of  the 
verdict,  several  jury  declared  themselves  desirous  to  go  out  again,  and  thereupon 
the  honoured  court  gave  leave;  but  when  we  came  to  consider  the  case,  I  could 
tell  how  to  take  her  words  as  an  evidence  against  her,  till  she  had  a  further  oppor- 
tunity to  put  her  sense  upon  them,  if  he  would  take;  and  then  going  into  court, 
I  mentioned  the  words  aforesaid,  which  by  one  of  the  court  were  affirmed  to  have 
been  spoken  by  her,  she  being  then  at  the  bar,  but  made  no  reply  nor  interpreta- 
tion of  them;  whereupon  these  words  were  to  me  a  principal  evidence  against  her. 



Mrs.  Nurse,  being  informed  of  the  use  which  had  been  made  of  her  words, 
gave  in  a  declaration  to  the  court,  that  "when  she  said  Hobbs  and  her  daughter 
were  of  her  company,  she  meant  no  more  than  that  they  were  prisoners  as  well 
as  herself;  and  that,  being  hard  of  hearing,  she  did  not  know  what  the  foreman  of 
the  jury  said."     But  her  declaration  had  no  effect. 

The  minister  of  Salem,  Mr.  (Nicholas)  Noyes,  was  over  zealous  in  these 
prosecutions.  He  excommunicated  this  honest  old  woman  after  her  condemna- 
tion. One  part  of  the  form  seems  to  have  been  unnecessary;  delivering  her  over 
to  Satan.  He  supposed  she  had  delivered  herself  up  to  him  long  before.  But  her 
life  and  conversation  had  been  such  of  which  many  testimonies  were  given,  that 
the  remembrance  of  it,  as  soon  as  the  people  returned  to  the  use  of  their  reason. 
must  have  wiped  off  all  the  reproach  which  had  been  occasioned  by  the  manner 
of  her  death. 

County  Court  records,  Salem.  "Thos.  Fiske  is  sworne  clerke  of  ye  writts  for 
Wenham  as  also  clerk  of  ye  band  to  ye  company  there."     28-9th  mo.,  1654. 

Court  of  Sessions.  Mr.  Thomas  Jr.  Licensed  Retailer  but  not  to  sell  after 
the  manner  of  an  Innholder.  June  25,  1695.  Thomas  Fisk  of  Wenham  had  his 
license  renewed  June  30,  1696.  Capt.  Tho.  Fiske  aged  about  63  years  June  26, 
1694.  Tho.  Kellum,  Daniel  Kellum,  Richard  Hatton,  Tho.  Nowlton,  Jona  Hobbs 
&  Sam'l  Lumus  all  personally  appeared  in  upper  court  &  presented  their  written 
evidence  which  they  made  oath  to  relating  to  bounds  betwixt  the  land  of 
Comtt  Sallowstell  &  the  land  of  Capt.  Epes  dec'd  or  late  his  Lyeing  nigh  Wen- 
ham which  evidences  are  filed  up  with  this  county  Records. 

June  Session,  1694.  Capt.  Tho.  Fiske  testified  in  relation  to  what  transpired 
"about  twenty  years  ago" — the  land  was  north  of  the  brook  that  runeth  out  of 
Pleasant  Poond  &  Goodman  Edward  Lummus  was  the  first  one  who  lived  on  Col. 
Saltonstalls  farm. 

Capt.  Thomas  Fiske  of  Wenham  made  his  will  Apr.  24,  1705,  which  was 
proved  Sept.  i,  1707,  by  all  three  of  the  witnesses,  viz.:  Jacob,  James,  Jr.,  and 
Hannah  Brown,  all  of  Ipswich,  legatees.  Wife  Martha  was  to  have  by  contract 
when  he  married  her  one  hundred  pounds  in  money  in  one  year  after  his  decease; 
to  have  her  wood  from  his  land  joining  Pleasure  Pond,  &c.  Son  Thomas  Fiske 
had  already  received  his  double  portion.  The  church  in  Boston  to  which  he 
belonged  was  to  have  five  pounds  in  money.  Son-in-law  John  Perkins  for  his 
children  should  have  two  parcels  in  great  meadow  that  he  already  occupied, 
estimated  to  be  about  six  acres.  To  Ann  Perkins  five  pounds.  Grandson  Andrew 
Dodge  to  have  twenty  pounds  when  he  became  of  age.  Son-in-law  John  Dodge's 
four  children,  which  he  had  by  the  testator's  daughter,  viz.,  Phineas,  Amos,  Mar- 
tha and  Elizabeth,  three  pounds  each.  Daughters  Sarah  Dodge  and  Elizabeth 
Browne  to  have  the  residue  according  to  the  appraisal  of  three  disinterested  men 
chosen  by  sons-in-law  Josiah  Dodge  and  Nathaniel  Browne.  The  executors  of 
the  will  were  Thomas  Fiske  and  son-in-law  Nathaniel  Browne. 

He  d.  Aug.  IS,  1707;  res.  Wenham,  Mass. 

219.  i.         THOMAS,  b.  ,  1656;  m.  Rebecca  Perkins. 

220.  ii.  '     JOSIAH,  b.  Nov.  4,  1657;  d.  Apr.  30,  1662. 

221.  iii.       AMOS,  b.  Feb.  i,  1660;  d.  May  12,  1662. 

222.  iv.       ELEAZER,  b.  Dec.  22,  1664;  d.  Sept.  25,  1668. 

223:  V.  MARTHA,  b.  Feb.  27,  1667;  m.  John,  son  of  John  and  Sarah 
Dodge,  who  was  b.  Apr.  15,  1662,  and  d.  Jan.  18,  1703  or  1704. 
She  d.  Dec.  29,  1697.  Ch. :  Phineas,  b.  May  23,  1688;  d.  July 
i9>  1759;  m-  1st,  Martha  Edwards,  and  2d,  Sarah  Whipple. 
Amos,  b.  about  1690;  d.  Mar.  28,  1705  or  1706;  m.  Mary  Webb. 
Martha.     Elizabeth,  b.  Aug.  15,  1695. 

224.  vi.        SARAH,  b.  Jan.   14,   1672;  m.  Josiah  Dodge.     Lydia  Fiske  m. 

Dec.  18,  1690,  Josiah,  son  of  John  and  Sarah  Dodge,  who  was 
b.  June  4,  1665,  and  d.  Jan.  19,  1714  or  1715.  After  her  death 
he  m.  a  Sarah  Fiske,  who  d.  Mar.  17,  1729  or  1730,  in  her  six- 
tieth year.  Josiah  Dodge  had  eleven  children  by  his  two 

225.  vii.       HANNAH,  b.  July  25,  1674;  m.  Andrew,  son  of  John  and  Sarah 

Dodge,  probably  May  26,  1696.  He  was  b.  Oct.  29,  1676,  and 
d.  Feb.  17,  1747  or  1748.  She  d.  Dec.  2.  1703,  in  her  thirtieth 
year.     Ch. :   Hannah,  b.  July  7,    1699;   d.   Apr.    19,    1704.     An- 


drew,  b.  Nov.  26,  1703;  d.  I\Iar.,  1741.  Andrew  joined  an  expe- 
dition against  the  Spanish  possessions,  and  was  killed  in  the 
attack  on  Cartagena  in  Mar.,  1741. 

226.  viii.     ELIZABETH,  b.  Feb.  13,  1677;  m.  Nathaniel  Browne. 

227.  ix.       ELEAZER,  b.  May  3,  1670. 

179.     JOHN  FISKE  (Nicholas,  William,   Nicholas.   Simon,   Simon,  William, 

Symond),  bap.  in  Laxfield,  England,  ■ ;  m.  Sept.  23,  1600,  iNIary  Bade.     Res. 

Laxfield,  and  at  Banyard  Green,  England. 

228.  i.         ANNE,  bap.  May  17,  1601. 

229.  ii.        MARY,  bap.  Jan.  27,  1604. 

230.  iii.       ELIZABETH,  bap.  Feb.  19,  1607. 

231.  iv.       MARGARET,  bap.  Feb.  2,  1613. 

184.  REV.  MOSES  FISKE,  M.  A.  (John,  John,  William,  Robert,  Simon, 
Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Wenham,  Mass.,  Apr.  12,  1642;  m.  Sept.  9,  1671,  by 
Capt.  Daniel  Gookin,  assistant,  Sarah  Symmes,  dau.  of  William  of  Charlestown 
and  Woburn;  d.  Dec.  2,  1692;  m.  2d,  Jan.  7,  1701,  Mrs.  Ann  (Shepard)  Quincy, 
widow  of  Daniel  of  Boston,  and  dau.  of  the  distinguished  Rev.  Thomas  Shepard 
of  Charlestown;  d.  July  28,  1708.  Sarah  Symmes  was  the  daughter  of  William, 
Jr.,  b.  Jan.  10,  1627,  and  his  first  wife,  as  his  servant,  John  Warner,  testified  that 
his  master  was  a  widower  when  this  daughter  married  in  1671.  Of  William's 
mother  Capt.  Johnson  says:  "Among  all  the  Godly  women  that  came  through 
the  perilous  seas  to  war  their  warfare,  the  wife  of  this  zealous  teacher  shall  not  be 
omitted."  He  was  b.  in  Wenham,  a  village  in  Salem,  Mass.,  and  baptized  at  the 
latterplace  in  June,  1642.  He  w-as  son  of  John  Fiske,  who  was  born  in  the  Parish  of 
St.  James  in  South  Elmham,  a  subdivision  of  the  Hundred  of  Wangford  in  the 
County  of  Suffolk;  came  to  Boston  in  disguise  in  1637  with  his  wife  (Ann  Gipps) 
and  children,  sat  down,  first  at  Cambridge.  Removed  the  same  year  to  Salem, 
was  ordained  Oct.  8,  1644,  as  minister  of  Wenham,  and  in  1655  became  minister  at 
Chelmsford,  where  he  died  Jan.  14,  1677.  The  son's  charges  in  college,  extending 
from  3-7-58  to  3-7-59  are  for  tuition,  gallery,  detriment  and  sizing,  and  he  is 
credited  by  59  pounds  of  butter  and  5  sheep.  His  part  on  taking  his  second 
degree  at  commencement  in  1665,  has  been  noticed  elsewhere.  Not  long  after- 
ward he  was  at  Dover,  N.  H.,  perhaps  as  a  preacher.  In  1666  he  was  made  free- 
man. From  1668  to  1671  he  officiated  as  Pastor  at  Woronoco,  now  Westfield, 
Mass.  After  the  death  of  the  Reverend  William  Thompson,  in  the  part  of  Brain- 
tree  now  Quincy,  the  church  there  was  so  divided  that  the  people  could  not  effect 
a  settlement  for  a  successor.  Accordingly,  "at  a  County  Court  held  at  Boston 
by  the  adjournment  the  23d  of  Nov.,  1671,  the  court  having  taken  into  considera- 
tion the  many  means  that  have  been  used  with  the  Church  of  Braintree,  and  hith- 
erto nothing  done  to  effect,  as  to  the  obtaining  the  ordinances  of  Christ  amongst 
them,  this  Court  therefore  orders  and  desires  Mr.  Moses  Fiske  to  improve  his 
labors  in  preaching  the  word  of  Braintree  until  the  church  there  agree  and  obtain 
supply  for  the  work  of  the  ministry,  or  this  court  take  further  order."  In  the 
Braintree  records,  as  stated  by  Lunt,  Fiske  writes:  "Being  ordered  by  the  court 
and  advised  by  the  Reverend  Elders  and  other  friends,  I  went  up  from  the  hon- 
ored Mr.  Edw'd  Tyng's  with  two  of  the  brethren  of  this  church,  sent  to  accom- 
pany me  (2,  ID  mo.,  1671),  being  the  Saturday,  to  preach  God's  word  unto  them." 

"3>  10,  71  (Dec.  3,  1671).  After  evening  exercises  was  ended  I  apologized  as 
to  my  coming,  etc. 

"4,  10,  71.  About  twenty  of  the  brethren  came  to  visit  at  Air.  Flynt's,  mani- 
festing (in  the  name  of  the  church)  their  read}^  acceptance  of  what  the  Honored 
Court  had  done  (having  received  and  perused  their  order,  with  letters  sent  to  their 
Townsmen  respecting  their  duty  toward  their  minister)  and  thanking  me  for  my 
complience  therewith. 

"24,  12,  71.  The  church  by  their  messengers  (Capt.  Brackett,  Lieut.  Quin- 
sej\  Deacon  Bass,  John  Doscet.  sen.,  Gregory  Belchar,  Will  Veazy,  sen.,  Saml. 
Tompson)  did  jointly  and  unanimously  desire  my  settlement  amongst  them,  and 
that  in  order  to  office. 

"14.  2,  72.     Having  advised,  I  gave  the  church,  after  evening  exercise  was  fin- 
ished (being  often  urged  thereto),  an  answer  of  acceptance  through  God's  assist-  ■ 
ance,  understanding  the  concurrence  of  the  neighbors  which  was  partly  expressed, 
and  part  tacit. 



"5.  3,  72.  The  church  passed  a  vote  of  election  (3  or  4  suspending  who,  after 
acceptance,  etc.,  manifested  their  hearty  concurrence^.' 

June  18,  1672,  the  town  voted  to  give  me  £60  in  money  as  by  a  town 
rate,  and  he  to  make  provision  for  himself  as  housing  or  else  to  live  in  a  town 
house  provided  for  the  ministry.  And  the  house  and  land  bought  by  the  town 
of  brother  Samuel  Tompson,  being  about  five  acres  and  a  half  or  six  acres,  to  be 
fences  and  housing  set  in  good  repair. 

Aug.  18,  1672,  iiaving  obtained  letters  of  recommendation  and  dismission  from 
the  church  at  Chelmsford,  he  joined  the  church  in  Braintree  and  gave  his  "answer 
of  aceptance  to  their  call  to  office,  the  Rev.  Elders  and  others  advising  and  often 
renewing  their  request  to  that  end."  He  was  ordained  Sept.  11,  1672.  "Mr.  Eliot 
prayed  and  gave  the  charge;  Mr.  Oxenbridge  and  the  Deacons  joined  in  laying 
on  hands;  Mr.  Thatcher  gave  the  right  hand  of  fellowship.  Dep.  Gov.  Leveret, 
Mr.  Danforth,  Mr.  Tynge  and  Mr.  Stoughton  were  present."  Probably,  accord- 
ing to  the  custom  of  the  day,  he  preached  his  own  ordination  sermon.  Oct.  26, 
1674,  the  majority  at  a  public  town  meeting  voted  that  he  "should  have  £80 
for  the  year — 74,  in  wood  part  and  corn,  at  the  Country  rate  price,  which 
was  barley  4s.,  pease  4s.,  Indian  3s.,  malt  4s."  Aug.  7,  1704,  it  was  "90  pounds  in  or 
as  money"  (he  finding  himself  with  wood),  to  be  annually  paid  to  him,  or  his 
assigns,  during  his  performing  ye  work  of  the  ministry  in  the  town,  from  the  first 
of  Mar.,  1704."  During  the  last  years  of  Fiske's  ministry  his  comfort  was  disturbed 
by  a  controversy  between  two  sections  of  Braintree.  The  population  had  out- 
grown the  capacity  of  the  meeting  house,  and  the  southern  portion,  for  many 
years,  had  petitioned  without  success  for  a  larger  one  to  be  situated  near  to  them. 
The  distance  for  them  to  travel  was  long,  the  roads  bad,  particularly  in  winter,  and 
the  Lord's  day  became  one  of  labour  instead  of  rest.  The  population  of  the  two 
sections  was  nearly  equal.  The  northern  section  vigourously  opposed  the  project 
and  the  other  began  to  build  for  themselves,  promising  to  be  at  the  whole  cost  of 
the  meeting  house  and  to  maintain  their  own  minister.  This,  and  propositions  to 
pay  ID  pounds  and  afterward  20  pounds  of  the  90  pounds  of  Fiske's  salary,  were 
declined.  Particulars  may  be  found  in  Adams,  Lunt,  ^Marshall,  and  Pattee, 
and,  according  to  depositions  of  parties  interested  there  were  questionable  meas- 
ures resorted  to.  "After  long  and  serious  differences  the  members  of  the  first  par- 
ish were  compelled  to  yield  to  a  division,"  and  then  there  was  a  litigation  respect- 
ing Fiske's  salary.  About  one-half  of  the  parishioners  and  supporters  were  with- 
drawn on  forming  the  south  precinct,  where  Hugh  Adams,  H.  U.,  1697,  was  settled 
at  the  gathering  of  a  church,  Sept.  10,  1707,  at  Alonotoquod,  now  Braintree.  Dur- 
ing Fiske's  ministry  there  were  147  persons  admitted  to  his  church  and  799  bap- 
tized. From  a  diary  in  the  library  of  the  Massachusetts  Historical  Society  which 
was  kept  by  John  Marshall,  a  mason,  though  formerly  thought  to  be  one  Fairchild, 
it  appears  that  Fiske  "continued  till  his  dying  day,  a  dilligent,  faithful  Labourer  in 
the  harvest  of  Jesus  Christ.  Studious  in  the  holy  scriptures,  having  an  extraor- 
dinary Gift  in  prayer,  above  many  good  men  and  in  preaching  equall  to  the  most; 
inferior  to  few,  zealously  dilligent  for  God  and  the  good  of  men,  one  who  thought 
no  Labour,  Cost  of  Suffering  too  dear  a  Price  for  the  good  of  his  people;  his 
publick  preaching  was  attended  with  Convinceing  Light  and  clearness  and  pow- 
erful affectionate  aplication,  and  his  private  oversight  was  performed  with  impar- 
tiallity,  humility  and  unwearied  diligence;  he  lived  till  he  was  near  65  years  of  age, 
beloved  and  honored  of  the  most  that  knew  him;  on  the  i8th  of  July,  being  the 
Lord's  day,  he  preached  all  day  in  publick.  But  he  was  not  well.  Going  home 
from  his  publick  Labors  he  went  ill  to  bed.  The  distemper.  Continued  proved  a. 
malignant  feaver.  So  that  Litel  hopes  of  recovery  apearing  his  church  assembled! 
together  and  earnestly  besought  the  Great  Shepherd  of  the  sheep,  that  they  might 
not  be  deprived  of  him.  But  heaven  had  otherwise  determined  for,  on  Tuesday,. 
Aug.  10  (1708),  he  dyed  about  one  afternoon."  He  was  m.  Sept.  9,  1671,  by  Capt.. 
Gookin,  assistant,  to  Sarah,  dau.  of  William  Symmes,  of  Charlestown  or  Woburn. 
She  d.  Dec.  2,  1692.  They  had  fourteen  children,  of  whom  six  died  in  infancy. 
Mary,  the  eldest  child,  b.  Aug.  25,  1673,  m.  Sept.  16,  1697,  Joseph  Baxter,  of  Med- 
field,  H.  U.,  1693;  Sarah,  Sept.  22,  1674,  m.,  in  1698,  Thos.  Ruggles,  of  New  Guil- 
ford, Conn.,  H.  U.,  1690;  Ann,  Oct.  29,  1678,  m.,  June  30,  1709,  Joseph  Marsh,  H. 
U.,  1709,  her  father's  successor;  Moses,  July  19,  1682;  John,  Nov.  26,  1684,  H.  U., 
1702,  of  Killingly,  Conn.;  William.  Aug.  2,  1684,  and  Samuel,  Apr.  6,  1689,  H.  U., 
1708.     Jan.  7,  1700-1,  Samuel  Sewall,  H.  U.,  1671,  m.  2d,  to  Anna,  b.  Sept.  13,  1663, 


widow  of  Daniel  Quincy  and  dau.  of  Thomas  Shepard,  H.  U.,  1653.  She  d.  July 
24,  1708,  less  than  three  weeks  before  her  husband,  having  had  Shepard,  H.  U., 
1721,  a  physician  at  Killingly,  Conn.,  and  at  Bridgewater,  Mass.,  who  d.  June  14, 
1779,  and  Margaret,  b.  Dec.  16,  1705,  who  m.,  Jan.  23,  1727-28,  Rev.  Nathan  Buck- 
nam,  of  Medway,  H  U„  1721. 

Mr.  Fiske  was  placed  in  the  tomb  where  lie  his  two  wives  and  his  successor, 
Joseph  Marsh,  H.  U.,  1705,  besides  others.     On  his  tombstone  is  this  inscription: 
"Braintree!     They  prophet's  gone,  this  tomb  inters 

The  Rev.  Moses  Fisk  his  sacred  herse. 

Adore  heaven's  praiseful  art,  that  formed  the  man, 

Who  souls  not  to  himself,  but  Christ  oft  won; 

Sail'd  through  the  straits  with  Peter's  family, 

Renown'd  and  Gaius  hospitality, 

Paul's  patience,  James  prudence,  John's  sweet  love. 

Is  lauded  enter'd  clear'd  and  crown'd  above." 

In  the  library  of  the  Massachusetts  Historical  Society  a  manuscript  sermon 

delivered  before  the  Ancient  and  Honorable  Artillery  Company  in  1694.     The  text 

is  taken  from  Eph.  vi.,  14.     "Stand  them  therefore  so."     It  is  noticeable  that  one 

item  in  the  inventory  of  Fiske's  is  "His  Armour." 

Authorities.  T.  Alden's  Collection  of  American  Epitaphs,  lii.,  24.  W.  Allen, 
History  of  Chelmsford,  125,  126.  American  Register,  viii.,  44-53.  J.  Farmer, 
Memorial  (22).  Harvard  College  Stewards'  Account  Books,  i,  369,  370.  J.  G. 
Holland,  History  of  West  Massachusetts,  i,  66,  11,  142.  W.  P.  Lunt,  Two  Hun- 
dredth Anniversary  Digressions,  44,  102,  114.  J.  Marshal,  Manuscript  Diary  in  the 
library  of  the  Massachusetts  Historical  Society.  Massachusetts  Historical  Society 
Collections,  vi.  240;  ix.,  193;  xxx.,  157.  C.  Mather  Magnalia,  iii.,  141.  New 
England  Historical  and  Genealogical  Register,  ix.,  151;  xi.,  71.  W.  S.  Pattee, 
History  of  Quincy,  204.  J.  Savage,  Genealogical  Dictionary,  ii.,  166.  W.  B. 
Sprague,  Annals  of  the  American  Pulpit,  i.,  107.  G.  Whitney,  History  of 
Quincy,  34-  . 

The  ministerial  tomb  was  erected  by  the  Rev.  Moses  Fiske,  the  third  minister 
of  the  first  church,  in  which  he  and  his  two  wives  were  buried.  After  his  death 
this  tomb  was  selected  as  the  ministerial  sepulcher  in  which  all  the  ministers  of  the 
first  church  have  been  interred  with  the  exception  of  Mr.  Thompson  and  Mr.  Flint. 
Over  the  grave  of  the  latter  was  placed  a  large  flat  stone,  as  was  then  the  custom, 
to  prevent  the  wild  beasts  from  removing  the  remains  of  the  dead  from  their 
last  resting  place.  Not  long  before  the  decease  of  the  Rev.  Peter  Whitney  the 
monument  over  the  tomb  was  renewed  by  the  ladies  of  Quincy,  with  granite,  and 
the  freestone  tablet  that  surmounted  it  was  preserved." 

He  d.  Aug.  ID,  1708;  res.  Dover,  Braintree,  and  Quincy,  Mass. 
232.     i.         MARY,  b.  Aug.  25,  1673;  m.  Sept.  16,  1697,  Joseph  Baxter,  of 

Medfield,  Gr.  H.  U.,  1693. 
223-    ii.        SARAH,  b.  Sept.  22,  1674;  m-,  1698,  Rev.  Thomas  Ruggles,  of 

New  Guilford,  Conn.,  Gr.  H.  U.,  1690. 
234.     iii.       ANN,  b.  Oct.  29,  1678;  m.  June  30,   1709,   Rev.  Joseph  Marsh. 
He  was  the  successor  of  his  father-in-law  as  minister  of  Brain- 
tree and  was  ordained  pastor  May  18,  1709.     He  was  graduated 
at  Harvard  College  in  the  class  of  1705.     He  d.  Mar.  8,  1725, 
and  was  buried  in  the  same  tomb  with  Rev.  Mr.  Fiske. 
MOSES,  b.  July  19,  1682. 
JOHN,  b.  Nov.  26,  1684;  m.  Abigail  Hobart. 
WILLIAM,  b.  Aug.  2,  1685. 
SAMUEL,  b.  Apr.  6,  1689;  m.  Anna  Gerrish. 
SHEPARD,  b.  Apr.  19,  1704;  m.  Alice  Alger. 
MARGARET,  b.  Dec.  16,  1705;  m.  Jan.  23,  1727,  Rev.  Nathan 

JOHN,  b.  May  20,  1681;  d.  Aug.  5,  1681. 
SAMUEL,  b.  Feb.  19,  1687;  d.  Mar.  4,  1687. 
EDWARD,  b.  Oct.  20,  1692;  d.  Oct.  25,  1692. 
ELIZABETH,  b.  Oct.  9,  1679;  m.  Jan.  28,  1703,  Eliezer  Foster. 
MARTHA,  b.  Nov.  25,  1675;  d.  Nov.  28,  1675. 
ANNA,  b.  Aug.  17,  1677;  d.  June  9,  1678. 
RUTH,  b.  Mar.  24,  1692;  d.  June  6,  1692. 

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187.  DEA.  WILLIAM  FISKE  (William,  John,  William,  Robert,  Simon, 
Simon,  William,  Symond),  bap.  Wenham,  Mass.,  June  4,  1642-43;  m.  there,  Jan. 
IS,  1662,  Sarah  Kilham,  b.  1649;  d.  Jan.  26,  1737.  Austin  Kilham,  with  his  brother 
Daniel,  emigrated  from  the  Parish  of  Kilham,  Yorkshire,  England,  the  same  year, 
and  probably  in  company  with  the  Fiskes.  Both  settled  and  were  freemen  in 
Wenham  before  1645,  and  are  presumed  to  be  the  ancestors  of  all  New  England 
families  of  that  name.  Austin,  by  wife  Alice,  had  Lot,  born  Sept.  11,  1640,  who 
settled  and  died  in  Enfield;  and  Sarah,  born  Jan.  24,  1642,  who  married  Deacon 
William  Fiske,  and  died  Jan.  26,  1737  (as  the  record  says),  "aged  98."  Her  father, 
and  probably  his  brother,  followed  Rev.  John  Fiske  to  Chelmsford,  1657.  Her 
cousin,  Daniel  Kilham,  Jr.,  figured  conspicuously  in  town  affairs  for  many  years, 
and  his  son,  Hon.  Daniel  Kilham  (a  democrat),  was  the  formidable  antagonist 
of  Hon.  Timothy  Pickering  in  many  a  hotly  contested  campaign  in  Essex  politics. 
Killim  Austin  made  his  will  2d  4  mo  1667  which  was  proved  Sept  24  1667  Inv 
of  his  estate  taken  nth  4  mo  1667  and  Allace  widow  of  Austin  Killum  made  her 
will  July  3,  1667.  In  his  will  is  mentioned  sons  Lott  &  John — She  in  her  will 
mentions  son  Daniel — dau.  Elizth  Hutten  who  then  had  a  daughter  named  Elizth 
— Daughter  Sarah  Fisk  Daughters  Mary  &  Ruth — Daniel's  wife — granddaughter 
Mary  Killum  &  son  Lott. 

He  was  a  weaver  bytrade.  He  held  a  number  of  town  ofifices;  was  representative 
in  1701-04-11-13  and  1714;  was  moderator  in  1702-03,  1712-13  and  1714.  He  was  also 
called  lieutenant.  He  was  elected  deacon  of  the  Congregational  church  in  1679. 
They  were  the  parents  of  fourteen  children,  ten  of  whom  grew  up  and  had  families. 
Of  these  seven  were  sons.  He  died  universally  esteemed  and  lamented.  His  son 
Ebenezer  was  executor  of  his  will. 

Lt  William  Fiske  of  Wenham  weaver  bought  of  John  Newman  of  Wenham 
Physition  and  wife  Ruth  for  100  pounds  60  acres  of  upland  swamp  in  Wenham 
"bounded  as  followeth  Southwardly  by  ye  land  of  said  Wm  Fiske  Theophilus  Rix 
&  Saml  Fiske  senr,  Westwardly  by  ye  land  of  Wm  Fairfield  and  Northwardly  by 
said  Wm  Fiske  own  land  in  part  &  by  ye  great  swamp  in  part  according  to  ye 
bound  markers  on  that  side  being  from  ye  Northeasterly  corner  of  Wm  Fairfields 
Land  to  a  white  Oake  tree  standing  on  a  point  of  upland  adjoinmg  to  a  small 
parcell  of  meadow  of  said  Wm  Fiskes  and  so  Northeasterly  including  a  parcell  of 
meadow  Commonly  called  Kemps  meadow  till  it  comes  to  ye  Northwestwardly 
corner  bounds  of  John  Batchelders  Land  &  Eastwardly  by  said  Batchelders  Land 
and  Also  ten  acres  of  meadow  more  or  less  situated  in  Wenham  great  meadow 
called  Mr.  Newman's  ten  acres  lot  bounded  by  the  meadow  John  Robinson  lot  & 
Jas  &  Sam  Moulton  M  E  Parker  John  Perkins  and  by  ye  great  swamp  jan  18  log.'-'S 
Lt  Wm  Fiske  of  Wenham  had  released  to  him  by  John  Newman  of  Glocester 
Treader  70  acres  of  land  in  Wenham  which  tract  of  land  was  bought  by  ye  said 
Wm  Fiske  of  my  bond  father  John  Newman  Esq  &c  as  bounded  in  sd  William 
Fisk's  de^d  bearing  date  Jan  ye  18  1695-6  witnessed  by  The.  Rix  &  Daniel  Fisk 
Feb.  23,  1720-1. 

He  d.  Feb.  5,  1728;  res.  Wenham,  Mass. 
248.     i.         WILLIAM,  b.  Jan.  30,  1663;  m.  Marah . 

SAMUEL,  b.  Feb.  16,  1670;  m.  Elizabeth  Browne. 

JOSEPH,  b.  Apr.  14,  1672;  m.  Susan  Warner  and  Mrs.  Eliz- 
abeth  Fuller. 

BENJAMIN,  b.  Apr.  6,  1674;  m.  Mary  Quarles. 

THEOPHILUS,  b.  July  28,  1676;  m.  Phebe  Lampson  and  Me- 
hitable  Wilkins. 

EBENEZER,  b.  Mar.  22,  1679:  m.  Elizabeth  Fuller  and  Mrs. 
Martha   Kimball. 

JONATHAN,  b.  July  22,  1681:  d.  Feb.  14.  1705. 

SARAH,  b.  Feb.  5,  1664;  m.  Sept.  14,  1688,  John  Cook;  was  a 
legatee  in  her  father's  will.  They  moved  to  Windsor,  Conn., 
and  had  John,  b.  1692. 

RUTH,  b.  Mar.  2,  1666;  m.,  and  d.  before  1725,  leaving  heirs. 

SAMUEL,  b.  Mar.  2,  1667;  d.  young. 

MARTHA,  b.  May  5,  1668,  a  legatee  in  her  father's  will. 

JOSEPH,  b.  Feb.  10,  1669;  d.  voung. 

EBENEZER,  b.  Feb.  10,  1677;  d.  June  7.  1678. 
























261.     xiv.    ELIZABETH,  b.  Dec.  12,  1684.     She  was  legatee  in  her  father's 

188     SAMUEL   FISKE    (William,   John,    William,    Robert,    Simon,    Simon, 

William,  Symond,)  b.  in  Wenham,  Mass.,  ;  m.  Nov.  6,  1679,  Phebe  Bragg; 

d.  in  Wenham  Oct.  i,  1696;  m.  2d,  May  24,  1697,  Mrs.  Hannah  Allen  of  Man- 
chester; d.  Jan.  30,  1722.  She  was  b.  1662.  William  Allen  of  Manchester.  Inv. 
of  his  estate  was  taken  Dec.  29,  1696,  and  Hannah  Allen,  his  widow  was  appointed 
administrator  Jan.  4.  1696;  account  rendered  by  the  administrator,  Hannah  Allen 
alias  Fiske,  Dec.  13,  1696.  Fiske  resided  in  Wenham,  where  he  was  born  and  was 
made  a  freeman  there  March  25,  1685.  On  the  land  records  he  is  referred  to  as 
Samuel  Senr,  and  his  occupation  is  mentioned  as  a  tailor.  He  was  frequently 
elected  to  offices  of  selectman,  tythhigman,  constable,  etc.,  and  he  acquired  a  lar^a 
estate.  Before  his  death  he  made  a  distribution  of  his  property  by  deed  to  his 
five  sons. 

From  Wenham  Town  Records:  1699.  "Sam'l  Fiske,  Jr.,  is  accepted  as  a 
commoner  in  the  right  of  his  brother  Joseph  Fiske  who  was  accepted  and  is  re- 
moved to  Ipswich."  Same  time:  "Benj.  Fiske  is  accepted  as  comon'r  in  o'r 

1699.  Sam'l  Fisk  Jr.  and  Sam'l  Fisk  Sen'r  granted  pine  &  hemlock  tim- 
ber for  shingles,  &c.     Sam'l  F.  sen'r  and  jr.,  juror. 

Sam'l  Fiske  of  Wenham  Taylor  John  Stiles  Thomas  Cummings  and  David 
Peabody  all  of  Boxford  husbandmen  owned  a  tract  of  land  in  Boxford  contain- 
ing 800  acres  more  or  less  as  it  is  bounded  which  was  land  that  old  Mr.  Zacheus 
Gould  formerly  gave  to  his  4  daughters  this  land  lyeth  on  ye  south  side  of  ye 
brooke  called  ye  Fishing  brook  "bounded  by  stakes  &  stones"  to  Andover  line 
&  running  Northwestwardly  on  Andover  line  till  it  ^ome  to  ye  Fishing  brook  & 
so  bounded  by  ye  channel  till  it  come  to  ye  first  mentioned  bounds  &  they  made 
a  division  of  it  I\Iar.  29,  1708  &  acknowledged  Mar.  15,  1710-11  in  the  description 
is  mentioned  the  names  of  Long  meadow  Reddington's  meadow  brook  &  eight 
mile  meadow  swamp. 

Sam'l  Fiske  of  Wenham  yeoman  gives  by  deed  to  two  sons  Daniel  &  Benj. 
Fiske  all  his  real  Estate  &  Personal  Estate  including  House  barn  land  &c  in  Wen- 
ham, to  be  divided  equally  at  his  decease  the  Grantor  "having  disposed  of  all 
my  Estate  in  Boxford  &  Rowley  Village  to  my  three  sons,  viz.:  Sam'l  &  John  & 
_Wm  Fiske  as  may  appear  by  Deeds  under  my  hand  and  seal  Signed  Sept.  18  1716 
in  presence  of  Tho  Fiske  Thos  How  &  Wm  Rogers  ack'd  same  time. 

Sam'l  Fiske  of  Wenham  Taylor  bought  of  John  Staniford  of  Ipswich  cord- 
wainer  with  consent  of  his  wife  Margaret  upland  47  acres  bounded  by  ye  com- 
mon beginning  at  a  white  Oake  marked  and  running  Northerly  seventy  five  rods 
to  a  white  Oake  thence  running  easterly  84  poles  to  a  Black  ash  bounded  by  James 
Bailey  &  Ezekial  Northend  &  Thence  Southerly  fifty  three  Rods  by  said  Northend 
to  an  elm  &  thence  southwest  fifty  eight  rods  by  a  piece  of  meadow  &c  situated 
in  Rowley    July  10    1707.     Witnessed  by  a  Wm    Fiske. 

Samuel  Fiske  Taylor  of  Wenham  received  a  quit  claim  of  his  part  of  the  800 
acres  on  south  side  of  ye  Fishing  brook  in  Boxford  viz  the  land  Old  Mr.  Zac. 
GouM  p-ave  to  his  four  daughters  &  which  Fisk  T  Cummings  John  Steles  & 
David  Peabody  had  a  right  to,  see  above.  "The  bounds  of  the  whole  piece  is  in 
a  deed  which  Capt.  John  Gould  gave  to  Mr.  Newmarch  of  Ipswich  which  deed 
Thomas  Comings  of  Boxford  hath"  by  Andover  line  Reddings  meadow  Fishing 
brook  Fame's  meadow  &  Works  meadow  &c.  Dated  Mar  29  1708  acknowl- 
edged by  them  Mar.  15,  1710-11. 

Samuel  Fiske  Jr  Wenham  weaver  &  wife  EH-/th  sold  to  Wm  Fairfield 
of  Wenham  husbandman  his  dwelling  house  barn  with  the  40  acres  of  lam  in  sev- 
eral lotts  some  of  it  was  bounded  by  said  Fairfield  Theophilus  Fiske  swamp  called 
Sam'l  Fiskes  some  of  great  meadow  bounded  by  Caleb  Kimball  by  the  land  Capt 
Fiske  bought  of  I\Ii  Newman  by  the  land  the  grantor  bought  of  Capt  Fiske  by 
land  Capt  Fiske  sold  to  Tho  Tarbox  one  piece  bounded  by  land  Capt  Fiske  Jr 
sold  to  Theophilus  Fiske  &  westerly  upon  ye  meadow  of  Benj  Fiske  sold  him  by 
Nath'l  Brown  &  northerly  upon  meadow  land  of  Dea  Fiske  partly  &  partly  upon 
meadow  said  Sam'l  Fiske  &  Joseph  Fiske  purchased  of  Nath'l  Stone.  He  d.  Oct. 
31,  1716;  res.  Wenham,  Mass. 

262.  i.         SAMUEL,  b.  ;  m.   Sarah   Reddington. 

263.  ii.       JOHN,  b.  ;  m.  Abigail  Poor. 


264.  iii.      WILLIAM,   b.  June    10,    1687;   m.    Rebecca   Reddington,    Lydia 
Thurston  and  Bethiah  Goodrich. 

265.  iv.      DANIEL,  b.  ;  m.  Sarah  Fuller.  ^ 

266.  V.       BENJAMIN,  b.  ;  d.  unm.  Sept.  16,  1719. 

267.  vi.      HANNAH,  b.  Jan.  7,  1698;  d.  Feb.  3,  1699. 

189.  JOSEPH  FISKE  (William,  John,  William,  Robert,  Simon,  Simon, 
William,  Symond),  b.  Wenham,  Mass.,  about  1650;  m.  in  Lynn,  May  22, 
1677,  Elizabeth  Haman.  He  was  born  in  Wenham,  but  early  removed  to  Lynn, 
Where  he  married  his  wife.  Later  he  moved  to  Ipswich,  where  he  afterwards 
resided  and  later  to  Swansey,  where  he  died.  Joseph  Fiske  of  Lynn  was  in 
account  with  the  estate  of  Wm.  Barber  in  1677.  Mar.  24,  1689,  he  was  "39  years 
of  age  or  thereabouts"  at  the  time  he  testified  in  regard  to  the  will  of  Edward 
Richards.  Joseph  Fiske  was  a  legatee  in  the  will  of  James  Axey  with  whom  he 
had  served.  And  he  was  executor  of  the  will  of  said  Axcy's  widow  in  1670.  In 
1699  he  was  residing  in  Ipswich.  He  immigrated  to  Rehoboth  and  followed  the 
Indian  trail  to  the  Pawtucket  river  through  the  unbroken  wilderness,  not  far  from 
1700.  His  children  were  probably  born  elsewhere,  but  are  recorded  in  Swansey. 
He  d. ;  res.  Lynn,  Ipswich,  Swansey,  Mass. 

268.  i.        JOSEPH,  b.  July,  1678;  in  Ipswich;  d.  there  May  24,  1731. 

269.  ii.       SAMUEL,    b.    July    5,    1680;    rec.    in    Swansey;    m.    Mehitable 

Wheaton  and  Elizabeth  . 

270.  iii.      MARY,  b.  Apr.  19,  1684;  rec.  in  Swansey;  m.  Jan.  9,  1723,  Isaac 

Mason,  Jr. 

190.  BENJAMIN  FISKE  (William,  John,  William,  Robert,  Simon,  Simon, 
William,  Symond),  b.  Wenham,  Mass.;  m.  Nov.  6,  1674,  Bethusha  Morse,  dau.  of 
Dea.  Morse;  res.  Medlield,  Mass. 

LYDIA,  b.   Sept.   18,   1675. 
MARY,  b.  July  22,  1677. 
BETHIA,  b.  June  25,  1683. 
BENJAMIN,  b.  Apr.  25,  1684. 
MARTHA,  b.  Jan.  14,   1685. 
He  had  probably  other  children  and  moved  away. 

192.  JOHN  FISKE  (Nathaniel,  Nathaniel,  William,  Robert,  Simon,  Simon. 
William,  Symond),  b.  England,  about  1619;  ni;  Dec.  11,  1651,  Sarah  Wyeth,  eldest 
and  only  child  of  Nicholas  by  his  first  wafe  b.  and  bap.  in  England  (see  Cam- 
bridge Church  Gathering,  p.  58).  John  Fiske  was  born  in  England  and  came  to 
America  with  his  brother  Nathan  and  father  Nathaniel.  The  mother  had  prob- 
ably died  in  England.  The  father  died  on  the  passage  over.  John  took  the  oath 
of  fidelity  in  1652.  In  Watertown  he  purchased  the  west  end  of  six  acres  of  the 
Henry  Dow  lot,  next  south  of  Dea.  T.  Hastings  and  this  was  his  first  homestall 
which  he  sold  Mar.  15,  1648  to  Charles  Stearns.  The  inventory  of  his  estate  was 
made  Nov.  28,  1684,  and  amounted  to  £94-10-0.  His  daughters,  Sarah,  Margaret 
and  Mary  received  at  the  age  of  18  from  Philip  Smith,  surviving  executor  of  their 
uncle,  John  Clarke,  late  of  Newport,  R.  I.,  physician,  deceased,  legacies  out  of 
land  on  the  Island  of  Canonicut,  June  2,  1684,  George  and  Martha  (Fiske)  Adams 
received  a  similar  legacy,  each  £3-14  (see  ^lid.  Deeds,  Vol.  IX.,  p.  42-45).  The 
inventory  of  his  estate  was  made  by  John  Warren,  Jonathan  Smith  and  John 
Nevenson.    He  d.  Oct.  28,  1684,  ae.  65;  res.  Watertown,  Mass.. 

276.     i.         SARAH,  b.  Feb.  i,  1652. 

2-]~.     ii.       JOHN,  b.  Nov.  7,  1654;  d.  Feb.  1655. 

278.  iii.      JOHN,  b.  Nov.  20,  1655;  m.  Abigail  Parks  and  Hannah  Richards. 

279.  iv.      MARGARET,  b.  Nov.  28,  1658;  d.  unm.  ae.  91,  Jan.  15,  1750. 

280.  v.       jMARY,  b.  July  5.  1661;  m.  Feb.  5,  1684,  Joseph  Mason.     She  d. 

Jan.  6,  1723.  He  was  a  tanner.  The  inventory  of  his  estate  is 
dated  Aug.  11,  1702,  £195-7-0;  res.  Watertown.  Ch.:  i 
Mary,  b.  May  2,  1685;  m.  Thomas  Learned,  an  inholder  of  Wat. 

2.  Hester,  b.  July  8,  1686;  m.  Nov.  10.  1737,  Capt.  Joseph 
Coolidge.     He  d.  1749,  and  she  m.  Edward  Johnson  of  Woburn. 

3.  Joseph,  b.  Oct.  2,  1688;  m.  W.?sy  Monk.  4.  Sarah,  b.  Nov, 
17,1691:  m.  Thomas  Chamberlin  of  Newton.  He  d.  and  she 
m.  2d,  John  Bond  of  Wat. 











281.  vi.      WILLIAM,  b.  Feb.  22,  1663;  m.  Hannah  Smith. 

282.  vii.     MARTHA,  b.   Dec.   15,   1666;  m.  Jan.  20,   1683,   George  Adams 

of  Lex.  He  was  the  son  of  George  Adams  of  Wat.,  glover, 
and  was  b.  in  1647.  He  was  bap.  by  Rev.  Mr.  Angier  and 
owned  the  covenant  June  19,  1698.  He  was  assessor  in  1702 
and  constable  1715.  She  was  bap.  in  Wat.  by  Rev.  Mr.  Bailey, 
Nov.  21,  1686.  He  d.  Jan.  27,  1732;  res.  Lexington.  Ch.: 
George,  b.  Apr.  28,  1685.     He  was  a  physician,  "a  bonesetter 

and    chirurgeon";    m.    Judith    ;    res.    Wat.    and    Wal. 

Martha,  b.  Jan.  10,  1686.  John,  b.  Sept.  2,  1688;  m.  Oct.  27, 
1714,  Mary  Flagg.  She  was  a  daughter  of  Lt.  Gershom  and 
Hannah  (Leffingwell)  Flagg;  said  Lt.  was  killed  in  action 
with  the  Indians,  July  6,  ibgo,  at  Wheelwright's  pond.  The 
descendants  of  George  Adams,  Jr.,  and  Martha  (Fiske)  Adams 
are  very  numerous.  Among  the  descendants  of  said  George 
and  Martha  F.  Adams  living  in  the  region  of  Chicago  are 
Andrews  T.  Merriman  of  1208  Judson  Ave.  and  Richard  K. 
Adams  of  1242  Judson  Ave.,  Evanston,  111.  The  former  was 
one  of  the  earlier  settlers  of  Chicago.  Nathaniel,  bap.  June  12, 
1698;  m.  Eunice  Stearns;  res.  Grafton  (see  Hist,  of  G.  by  Fred 
C.   Pierce).     Sarah,   b.  June  12,   1698.     Benjamin,  b.   Dec.  20, 

1701;  m.  Eunice  — .     Abigail,  b.  ;  m.  May  30,  1727, 

Ebenezer   Brown.     Anna,   b.   ;    m.    Dec.    7,    1727,    Isaac 


283.  viii.    ELIZABETH,  b.  May  11,  1669;  m.  in  Sherburne,  Dec.  27,  1688, 

Simon  Mellen,  Jr.,  of  Fram.  He  was  b.  Sept.  25,  1665,  in 
Winesimet.  Ch.:  Simon,  b.  May  16,  1690.  Mary,  b.  June 
4,  1695;  d.  Apr.  30,  171 1.  James,  b.  Mar.  8,  1698.  Simon,  the 
father,  was  constable  in  1700,  tythingman  1703  and  selectman 
in  1704.  He  d.  Aug.  30,  1717,  ae.  52.  His  funeral  was  preached 
by   Rev.    Mr.   Swift.     His   inventory  amounted  to  £629. 

284.  ix.      NATHANIEL,  b.  Sept.  11,  1672. 

■^?>S.  X.  ABIGAIL,  b.  Oct.  8,  1675;  m.  July  14,  1699,  Dea.  Jonathan  San- 
derson; res.  Wat.  He  was  assessor  and  selectman.  She  d, 
Apr.  29,  1759,  ae.  84.  Ch. :  Jonathan,  b.  July  26,  1700;  Dea.; 
res.  Wal.;  selectman  7  years;  m.  Grace  Barnard.  Abigail,  b, 
Oct.  23,  1702;  m.  James  Mellen  of  Fram.  Margaret,  b.  Sept. 
9,  1704;  m.  Benjamin  Whitney  of  Fram.  (see  Whitney  Gene-r 
alogy  by  Fred  C.  Pierce).  Eunice,  b.  July  i,  1707;  m.  Isaac 
Pierce  (see  Pierce  Genealogy  by  Fred  C.  Pierce).  Thomas, 
b.  June  18,  1710;  res.  Wal.;  m.  Rebecca  Fiske,  wid.  of  David 
Fiske,  Jr.,  and  2d,  Anna  Dix.  Nathaniel,  b.  May  30,  1713;  d, 
Sept.  7,  1774;  lived  in  Framingham  and  Petersham;  m.  Oct, 
4,  1739,  Mary,  dau.  of  John  and  Susanna  (Goddard)  Drury,  b. 
Mar.  21,  1721;  d.  Sept.  8,  1805.  Their  eldest  child  was:  Jon- 
athan  Sanderson,  b.  Sept.  1740;  d. ,  1832;  lived  in  Peters- 
ham; m.  Mary  Curtis.  One  of  their  children  was:  Curtis 
Sanderson,  b.  Feb.  12,  1779;  d.  Aug.  22,  1849.  He  m.  Eunice 
Spooner.  David,  b.  June  4,  1715;  m.  Abigail  Jones,  Deacon; 
res.  Petersham. 
193.     NATHAN    FISKE    (Nathaniel,    Natlianiel,    William,    Robert,    Simon, 

Simon,   William,   Symond),  b.  in   England  about  1615;  m.   Susanna  .     He 

settled  in  Watertown  as  early  as  1642,  but  his  name  does  not  appear  on  the  list 
of  proprietors  of  that  year.  He  was  admitted  freeman,  May  10,  1643,  and  was 
selectman  in  1673.  His  will  attested  by  Joseph  Tainter  and  William  Bond,  was 
dated  June  19,  and  he  died  June  21,  1676.  His  sister,  Martha  Underwood,  testified 
that  he  "was  very  crazy  in  his  memory"  before  he  died.  In  1644  he  was  proprietor  of 
one  lot  of  nine  acres.  This  lot,  his  homestall,  was  the  lot  in  the  Town  Plot  grant- 
ed to  R.  Frake  on  the  north  side  of  the  Sudbury  road,  opposite  to  A.  Browne, 
Nathan  Fiske,  Sen'r  of  Watertown,  Vol.  4,  P.  269,  Mid.  Prob.  Rec.  Will  date 
June  19,  1676  Bequests — Sonne  Nathan,  30s  "he  being  already  thorow  the  mercy  of 
God  well  provided  for  with  my  help  formerly.  2nd  sonne  John  Fiske — dwelling 
house  barne  &c  4  a  of  upland  upon  the  little  playne  &  10  ac  of  Meadow  in  the 


meadow  comonly  called  Thatcher's  Meadow,"  &c.  3 — To  my  sonne  David  & 
Nathaniel  Fiske  13  a  of  my  land  lying  in  the  further  playne,  to  be  equally  divided 
between  them.  4  Daughter  Sarah  Gale.  5  My  two  eldest  sons,  Nathan  &  John 
Exrs.  (P.  270  "'a  true  Inventory  of  Nathan  Fiske.  who  died  the  21  of  June 
1676.")     He  d.  June  21,  1676;  res.  Watertown,  Mass. 

286.  i.         NATHAN,  b.  Oct.  17,  1642;  m.  Elizabeth  Fry. 

287.  ii.       JOHN,  b.  Aug.  25,  1647.     He  was  living  in  167b  and  was  executor 

of  his  father's  vv'ill.  He  was  a  witness  in  court  June  11,  1679, 
was  then  ae.  30. 

288.  iii.      DAVID,  b.  Apr.  29,  1650;  m.   Elizabeth  Reed. 

289.  iv.      NATHANIEL,  b.  July  12,  1653;  m.  Mrs.  Mary  (Warren)  Child. 

290.  V.       SARAH,  b.  1656;  m.  Sept.  3,  1673,  Abraham  Gale.     He  was  a  son 

of  Richard  Gale,  who  came  from  England  and  settled  in 
Watertown  before  1640.  Abraham  was  admr.  freeman  Oct.  11, 
1682.  She  d.  May  14,  1728.  Ch. :  Abraham,  b.  1674.  He  was 
a  Selectman,  Watertown;  m.  Dec.  6,  1699,  Rachel,  dau.  of  John 
and  Abigail  (Garfield)  Parkhurst,  b.  Dec.  30,  1678;  d.  Jan.  30, 
1767.  One  of  their  children  was:  Abraham  Gale,  b.  Nov.  28, 
1700;  d.  Sept.  30,  1779.  He  was  a  blacksmith,  Weston,  Mass.; 
m.  Esther,  dau.  of  John  Cunningham;  she  d.  July  16,  1782. 
One  of  their  children  was:  Daniel  Gale,  b.  June  17,  1721.  His 
final  residence  was  in  Warwick,  Mass;  m.  Sept.  8,  1743,  Sarah, 
dau.  of  John  and  Abigail  Lamson,  b.  Nov.  29,  1721.  One  of 
their  children  was:  Daniel  Gale,  b.  Nov.  18,  1753;  lived  in 
Petersham,  was  a  soldier  in  the  Revolution;  m.  Esther,  dau. 
of  Comfort  and  Martha  (Norris)   Rice,  b.  Dec.  29,   1755;  d. 

,  1858.     Four  of  their  children  were:     Marthn  Gale,  b. 

Mar.   31,    1779;   d.  .     She   m.    Philip   Spoonei.     Luther 

Gale,  b.  Mar.  31,  1779;  d.  Mar.  18,  1864;  m.  Sarah  Spooner. 
He  m.  2d,  Nancy  Spooner.  Daniel  Gale,  b.  Mar.  27,  1783;  d. 
Feb.  14,  1867;  m.  Betsey  Holland.  Nahum  Gale,  b.  Mar.  17, 
1789;  d.  June  16,  1854;  m.  Emily  Holland.  Sarah,  b. 
Feb.  15,  1675;  d.  young.  Richard,  b.  Sept.  25,  1677. 
Hopestill,  b.  and  d.  Dec,  1678.  Mary,  b.  Mar.  27,  1680;  d. 
young.  Abigail,  b.  Mar.  12,  1681;  d.  Nov.  21,  1696.  Mary,  b. 
Sept.  12,  1683;  m.  Samuel  Sanderson.  Ebenezer,  b.  Apr.  30, 
1686;  m.  Elizabeth  Green.     John,  b.  Apr.  23,  1687;  m.  Lydia 

.     Mary,  bap.  Apr.   1689;  m.   Michael  Pratt  of  Oxford. 

Sarah,  b.  Aug.  29,  1694.  Jonas,  bap.  Nov.  14,  1697;  d.  Mar.  17, 
1717.  Elizabeth,  b.  July  9,  1699.  Lydia,  b.  July  9,  1699.  Abi- 
gail, b.  ;  m.  1720,  Edward  Jackson,  Jr.,  of  Newton. 

Copy  of  a  portion  of  Will  of  Abraham  (jale  of  Watertown: 
"I  give  and  bequeath  to  Sarah,  my  well  beloved  wife,  all  my 
Personal  estate  within  doors  for  her  comfort  &  support  during 
the  time  she  Remains  my  widow;  and  further  my  will  is  that 
my  wife  shall  have  a  comfortable  Room  in  my  mansion  house, 
and  to  be  constantly  Provided  with  sufficient  fire  wood  laid  at 
the  door  fit  for  fire,  and  also  to  have  Ten  pounds  annually  pd. 
her  in  corn  &  meat  &  other  Provisions  by  my  two  youngest 
sons,  namely  John  &  Joshua  Gael.  But  in  case  my  wife  shall 
see  cause  to  marry  againe,  my  will  is  she  shall  be  pd.  the  sum  of 
Twenty  pounds  by  my  two  above  sons  out  of  my  Personal 
estate  and  no  more,  and  the  annual  Rent  to  sese.". 

199.     DAVID  FISKE  (David,  David,  Jefifrey,  Robert,   Simon,   Simon,  Wil- 
liam, Symond),  b.  Watertown  April  15,  1650;  m.  at  Ipswich  June  17,  1674,  Sarah 

Day,  of  that  town;  b.  — ,  1654;  d.  April  22,  1729.     Her  father  was  a  bricklayer 

in  Ipswich,  "being  aged"  made  his  will  Aug.  11,  1683  which  was  proved  Sept.  25 
1683  in  which  he  mentions  sons  John — son  Thomas— son  James  Daughter  Hannah 
Lord  &  daughter  Sarah  Fiske.  v.  4  p.  31.  Day  James  made  his  will  Mar.  16  1690-1 
which  was  proved  Mar  31  1691  son  Robert  to  be  brought  up  by  the  testator's 
brother  Robert  Lord,  Marshall  &  Tho  Day  but  if  Robert  the  child  shou  decease 
before  coming  to  the  age  of  21  the  estate  was  to  be  equally  divided  between  bro. 










Tho  Day  &  two  sisters  Rob  Lord  senr  wife  &  ye  wife  of  David  Fisk."     V.  4  p. 

David,  like  his  father,  was  a  subscriber  to  the  first  meetinghouse  in  1692  and, 
Hke  his  father,  was  ready  to  sustain  the  institution  of  rehgion,  and  was  elected 
to  the  dignified  ofifice  of  tythingman. 

Middlesex  Probate  Records,  Vol.  23,  page  173.  Mch.  18,  1712.  David  Fisk 
of  Cambridge  Husbandman  with  Sarah  "my  now  married  wife,  sell  to  John  Mun- 
roe.     Swamp  land  in  Cambridge  towards  Concord. 

Presence  of  Jonathan  Fisk,  David  Russell  &  Thos  Merriam. 
He  d.  Oct.  23,  1729;  res.  Lexington,  Mass. 

291.     i.         DAVID,  b.  Jan.  5,  1676;  m.  Elizabeth ;  where  did  they  go? 

JONATHAN,  b.  May  19,  1679;  m.  Abigail  Reed. 
ANNA,  b.  April  2,  1683. 

ROBERT,  b.  May  8,  1681;  m.  Mary  Stimpson. 
EBENEZER,  b.  Sept.  16,  1692;  m.  Grace  Harrington  and  Bethia 

296.  v.       LYDIA,  b.  May  14,  1685;  m.  Dea.  Joseph  Loring,  Jr.,  b.  Sept.  26, 

1684;  d.  July  4,  1746.  She  d.  Oct.  4,  1758.  He  went  from 
Hingham  to  Lex.  abt.  1706.  He  purchased  90  acres  of  land 
in  Camb.  Farms  (Lex.)  in  1706  of  John  Poulter.  The  deed 
designates  him  of  Hingham.  In  171 1  he  was  one  of  the  sub- 
scribers for  the  purchase  of  the  common.  He  and  h  is  wife 
Lydia  were  ad.  to  the  church  July  4,  1708,  and  of  course  they 
were  m.  bef.  that  time.  He  was  chosen  one  of  the  Deacons  in 
1743.  He  was  a  valuable  citizen;  was  constable  in  1714  and 
town  treasurer  in  1725  and  6.  Res.  Lex.  Ch. :  Lydia,  bap. 
June  21,  1711,  m.  1731,  John  Mason;  Joseph,  bap.  Aug.  21,  1713, 
m.  Kezia  Gove;  was  Dea.  in  1756.  His  house  was  pillaged 
and  destroyed  by  the  British  April  19,  1775;  res.  Lex.  Sarah, 
bap.  July  13,  1715,  m.  Capt.  Thaddeus  Bowman,  res.  Lex.; 
John,  bap.  Aug.  11,  1717,  d.  Dec.  13,  1717;  Hannah,  bap.  Sept. 
20,  1719,  m.  Samuel  Winship,  res.  Lex.;  Abigail,  bap.  Jan.  7, 
1722;  Mary,  bap.  Jan.  7,  1722,  m.  Samuel  Allen. 

297.  vi.      SARAH,  b.  June  16,  1687. 

298.  vii.     ABIGAIL,  b.  May  20,  1689;  d.  Aug.  13,  1691. 

205.  JAMES  FISKE  (James,  Phinehas,  Thomas,  Robert,  Simon,  Simon, 
William,  Symond),  b.  Haverhill,  Mass.,  Aug.  8,  1649;  m.  per  Middlesex  Co.  Rec- 
ords, Feb.  2,  1686,  Tabitha  Butterick.  He  was  not  mentioned  in  his  father's  will. 
James  Fiske  and  Samuel  Fiske  were  among  the  early  settlers  of  Groton,  Mass., 
and  are  supposed  to  have  been  brothers.  But  little  is  known  of  their  history. 
It  is  not  definitely  known  where  they  originated,  nor  what  became  of  them.  No 
record  or  monument  of  their  deaths  or  emigration  has  been  found.  The  same  is 
true  of  their  immediate  descendants,  with  one,  or  at  most,  two,  exceptions.  It  is 
believed,  however,  that  James  and  Samuel  Fiske  were  sons  of  James  Fiske,  of 
Haverhill,  Mass.,  who  was  the  grandson  of  Thomas,  the  third  son  of  Robert  and 
Sibyl  (Gould)  Fiske,  of  England.  Some  of  the  considerations  that  have  lead  to  this 
belief  are  as  fellows:  It  has  been  ascertained  that  James,  of  Haverhill,  had  two 
sons  named  James  and  Samuel;  that  James  was  born  in  1649  and  Samuel  in  1658, 
but  all  trace  of  them  appears  to  have  been  lost,  unless  James  and  Samuel  of  Groton 
are  the  same,  and  if  the  same,  James  would  have  been  41  years  old  when  his  first 
child  was  born  in  Groton  and  56  when  his  last.  Samuel  would  have  been  46  when 
his  eldest,  and  62  when  his  youngest  child  was  born.  This  is  not  improbable. 
They  may  have  married  late  in  life,  or  may  have  had  children  before  coming  to 
Groton.  The  circumstance  that  two  persons  should  disappear  from  one  section  of 
the  country,  and  that  two  about  the  same  time  should  appear  in  another  section 
not  very  remote,  bearing  the  same  names  and  of  similar  ages,  is  pretty  strong 
evidence  that  they  are  identical,  and  further  the  name  Samuel  seems  not  to  have 
been  very  common  in  the  early  history  of  the  Fiskes  in  this  country,  and  if  the 
two  above  mentioned  are  identical,  the  lineage  of  all.  or  nearly  all,  bearing  that 
name  can  be  traced.  There  were  subsequently  other  families  of  Fiskes  in  Groton, 
but  with  a  single  exception  it  is  not  known  that  they  were  connected  with  those 
of  James  and   Samuel.     In  the  history  of   Groton,   the  name   Fiske  is   uniformly 









V.  . 



spelt  with  an  e,  while  in  the  history  of  Pepperell,  by  the  same  author,  the  name  is 
as  uniformly  spelt  without  an  e,  though  the  latter  were  descendants  of  the  former. 
Res.  Groton,  Mass. 

299.     i.         MARY,  b.  Sept.  11,  1690;  m.  March  2,  1708,  Abraham  Byam,  of 
JAMES,  b.  Feb.  11,  1694;  m.  Lydia  Bennett. 

SAMUEL,  b.  July  10,   1696;   m. . 

JOHN,  b.  Dec.  ID,  1699. 
ANN,  b.  April  16,  1702. 

JONATHAN,  b.  Sept.  10,  1705;  m.  Mary ,  Sarah  Wheeler 

and  Dorcas  Fletcher. 

210.     SAMUEL  FISKE  (James,  Phinehas,  Thomas,  Robert,  Simon,  Simon, 

William,  Symond),  b.   Nov.   i,   1658;  m.   Susanna  ;  d.  in   1759.     He  died  in 

1728  and  his  real  estate  settlement  occurred  Jan.  29,  1728.  One-third  was  given 
to  the  widow  Susanna  and  the  remainder  to  his  sons  Samuel  and  Thomas.  June 
9,  1729,  Susanna  was  appointed  guardian  to  Thomas,  in  his  17th  year.  Middlesex 
Records,  V^ol.  17,  P.  294,  June  24,  1725.  Samuel  Fiske  of  Groton  decas  (about  2 
y.  since)  Adm  gr  to  his  wid  Susanna.  After  his  death  the  widow  moved  to  Pep- 
perill,  where  she  died  in  1759.  Her  will  is  dated  Sept.  7,  1759,  and  proved  Feb. 
II,  1760.  "Being  indisposed  in  body,  but"  To  my  beloved  son  Samuel,  daughter 
Susanna  Brigham,  daughter  Experience  Fisk,  gr.  dau.  Susanna,  gr.  dau.  Mary 
Elliot,  gr.  dau.  Sarah  Fiske,  dau.  of  my  Son  Samuel,  to  gr.  children  heirs  of  my 
son  Thomas  deceased,  viz  Thomas,  Mary,  John,  Sarah  and  Wainwright  Fisk, 
Remainder  to  be  equally  divided  between  my  said  Samuel  and  two  daughters, 
provided  Experience  shall  live  to  receive  it,  but  if  not  to  be  equally  divided  be- 
tween my  said  son  Samuel  and  daughter  Susanna  excepting  to  my  son  Samuel 
four  shillings. 

Samuel  Fisk  of  Groton  admn  granted  to  his  widow  Susannah  June  24  1725 
which  was  about  two  years  after  his  decease  at  which  time  the  Inv  was  exhibited 
to  the  Court  Item  Homestead  land  at  Badcock  Pond — at  Old  Mill — Cow  Pond 
Meadow  and  in  the  west  side  of  Burnt  Meadow.  Division  of  the  estate  among 
the  heirs  Jan.  29  1728-9  some  of  the  land  being  (as  described  then)  at  Browne 
Loaf  Plaine  and  some  on  the  west  side  of  Nashua  river  had  been  bought  of  the 
original  owner  viz  a  serjt  James  Fisk.  Children  when  the  division  was  made 
were  Samuel  the  eldest  son  Thomas  the  other  son  &  was  in  his  17th  year  when 
Susannah  his  mother  was  appointed  his  guardian  June  9  1729.  Susannah  a 
daughter  who  then  (1728)  was  about  2S  years  old.  Experience  then  about  21  years 
of  age  and  Miriam  then  about  9  years  old — Acct  of  the  admx  was  presented  to 
court  June  24,  1725,  when  she  charges  for  paying  out  money  to  a  John  Fiske 
and  for  her  "subsisting  the  deceased's  young  children  to  this  day. 

He  d.  in  1728;  res.  Groton,  Mass. 

Sx\MUEL,  b.  Mar.  5,  1704;  m.  Elizabeth  Parker. 

SUSANNA,   b.    Feb.  8,    1706;   m.  Brigham.     She  d.   abt. 

1760,    leaving  heirs. 
EXPERIENCE,  b.  April  29,  1708;  living  and  unm.  in  1761. 
THOMAS,  b.  Feb    21,  1712;  m.  Mary  Parker, 
MERIAM,  b.  April  18,  1716;  d.  March  26,   1718. 
MERIAM,  b.  July  3,  1720;  d.  young. 

212.  DR.  JOHN  FISKE  (John,  PhinehaS;  Thomas,  Robert,  Simon,  Simon, 
William,  Symond),  b.  in  Wenham,  Mass.,  Dec.  12,  1654;  m.  Jan.  17,  1682,  Hannah 
Baldwin,  dau.  of  John  of  Milford,  Conn.,  and  wife  Mary  Bowen,  b.  Nov.  20,  1663. 
John  Fiske  was  made  freeman  in  1685;  he  practiced  physic  and  surgery  in  Wen- 
ham,  and  also  in  Milford,  Conn.,  to  which  place  he  removed  with  his  family  in 
1694,  when  he  was  admitted  to  the  church.  Sons  born  in  Wenham  were  Phineas. 
Ebenezer,  John  and  Benjamin — all  born  in  Wenham.  Dr.  John  Fiske  was  a  physi- 
cian of  some  prominence  in  his  day,  and  his  children  inherited  from  him  or  acquired 
large  landed  property.  He  disposed  of  his  estate  in  Wenham  Nov.  15,  1693.  In 
proof  of  his  identity  Remember  Goodhue,  formerly  Remember  Fiske,  certifies  that 
she  was  the  natural  mother  of  the  said  John,  that  the  property  belonged  to  him, 
the  same  being  inherited.     [Essex  Co.  Reg.  Deeds.] 

"John    Fisk,    of    Wenham,    Physician"    sold    to    Tobias    Trow    about    18    ac. 












"bounded  &c  &c"  signed  Nov.   15,   1693.     Same  day  acknowledged  before  Thos 
Wade  J.  P.  by  him  &  wife  Hannah. 

"Remember  Goodhue"  widow  of  "Ensign  John  Fisk"  deed  of  Wenham,  being 
adminx  of  est.  of  said  Jno  F.  deed,  by  virtue  of  settlement  of  Salem  Court  upon 
said  estate,  I  did  set  over  &c,  unto  my  son  John  F.  all  part  of  said  estate  as 
mentioned  in  above  des.  premises  &c"  Various  other  deeds  on  record  in  sub- 
stance as  above,  confirm  relationship  Ensign  Jno  &  Dr  Jno.  Various  sales  made 
1686  to  1691  on  record  by  Dr  John.  Probably  sale  in  1693  was  the  last,  &  estab- 
lishes date  his  removal  to  Milford  in  1694,  for  in  1695  a  letter  of  recommendation 
was  sent  him  by  Rev.  Jos  Gerrish  &  others. 

John  Fiske  of  Wenham  "Phisitian  doe  with  the  consent  and  aprobation  of  my 
wife  Hannah"  sold  to  Tobias  Trow  of  Beverly  cordwainer  10  acrs  land  &  a  dwell- 
ing house  &c  in  Wenham  bounded  easterly  by  ye  highway:  Southward  &  North- 
v^ard  by  the  lands  of  John  Porter  &  westerly  by  the  land  of  Ens.  John  Batchiller 
signed  sealed  Nov.  15  1693  and  one  of  the  witnesses  was  a  Tho  Fisk  Jr. 

Doctor  John  Fisk  appeared  &  owned  the  above  written  instrument  to  be  his 
act  and  deed  Nov.  20  1693  before  Tho  Wade  Just  peace. 

I  Remember  Goodhue  some  time  wid  &  Relict  of  Ensigne  John  Fisk  of  Wen- 
ham deceased  being  admx  of  the  estate  of  the  said  deceased  by  vertue  of  the  settle- 
rnent  of  Salem  Court  upon  said  estate  I  did  in  the  year  one  thousand  six  hundred 
eighty  and  four  set  over  Deliver  and  conferme  unto  my  SON  John  Fisk  all  the 
every  part  of  what  house  and  land  is  mentioned  in  the  above  premises  as  his  part 
Portion"  &c  I  Thomas  Fisk  senr  of  Wenham  having  formerly  been  owner  of 
some  part  of  the  above  said  land  did  about  thirty  years  since  sell  it  to  my  brother 
John  Fisk  of  Wenham  deceased  &  father  of  John  Fisk  the  subscriber  to  ye  above 
premises  Nov  20  1693. 

Doctor  Fiske  was  a  physician  of  respectability  and  was  accounted  skillful  in 
thearts  of  physick  and  chirurgery  while  in  Wenham,  as  appears  from  the  subjoined 
certificates  of  commendation  copied  from  the  original  papers  preserved  among  the 
state  papers  of  Connecticut  at  Hartford.  We  also  have  his  own  petition  to  the 
General  Court  for  a  license,  which  was  granted  after  his  removal  to  Milford.  His 
professional  reputation  gave  him  an  elevated  position  among  his  medical  brethren 
in  his  new  field  of  labor.  His  widow  Hannah  and  second  son  Ebenezer  adminis- 
tered on  his  estate. 
To  Mr.  John  Fiske  Doctor;  in  Milford. 

Yours  I  received  bearing  date  Jan.  29th,  1695.  Glad  to  hear  of  your  welfare 
and  have  according  to  your  desire  obtained  as  in  the  enclosed  the  hands  of  as  many 
as  may  be  needful  for  the  end  designed,  hope  it  will  come  to  your  hands  &  serve 
you.  The  subscribers  of  Ipswich  are  Collonell  Appleton,  the  2  ministers,  Major 
Eps,  Deacon  Goodhue  &  Mr.  Everson  minister  att  Gloster.  And  of  Wenham 
myself  the  deacon,  and  the  selectman,  I  suppose  I  might  have  obtained  as  many 
as  I  would  have  asked,  none  refusing  who  were  desired,  we  wish  you  all  pros- 
perity in  temporals  &•  spirituals,  a  blessing  on  your  family  and  on  your  calling, 
etc.  Your  good  mother  hath  been  sick  &  weeke  most  part  of  this  winter 
desires  to  hear  from  you,  as  doth  the  deacon,  etc.  We  have  nothing  new.  Indi- 
ans have  not  appeared  this  winter;  we  are  expecting  we  shal  hear  of  them 
ere  long.  You  have  heard  of  the  killing  of  4  &  our  taking  3  principal  leaders 
of  ym  the  Lord  prepare  us  for  trouble,  the  fruits  of  our  evil  ways. 

So  not  to  trouble  you  more  at  present,  but  rest  your  friend  to  serve  you. 
Mar.  12,  1695,  Joseph  Gerrish. 

These  may  certify  all  whom  it  may  concern,  that  Mr.  John  Fiske,  late  of  Wen- 
ham, in  the  County  of  Essex  in  N.  E. ;  hath  for  many  years  with  good  success, 
practiced  in  the  arts  of  physick  and  chirurgery  &  hath  made  many  notable  cures 
among  us  &  hath  generally  been  accounted  one  of  good  skill  &  understanding 
in  many  maladies  &  their  remedies  of  which  some  of  us  have  had  experience 
(&  others)  credible  information  &  doe  therefore  hereunto  subscribe  our  names 
this  2ist  of  Feb.,  1695.     William  Fiske,  Samuel  Appleton  and  ten  others. 

My  opinion  is  of  small  weight,  but  being  desired  I  can  say  that  I  have  so 
much  acquaintance  with  Mr.  Fiske  that  makes  me  desire  that  he  may  have  a 
license  to  practice  in  physic  &  chirurgic,  in  the  Colony,  which  I  hope  may  be  for 
the  good  of  many.  Apr.  4,  1695,  I  also  am  of  the  same  mind,  Samuel  Mather  and 
two  others. 

According  to  the  Connecticut  Colonial  records  of  May,  1695,  John  Fisk  was 


granted  liberty  to  practice  phissick  and  chirurgery.  A  note  states  Mr.  John 
Fisk  had  practiced  medicine  several  years  in  Wenham,  Mass.,  but  has  now  settled 
in  Milford. 

At  the  general  assembly  session  of  Oct.,  1702,  "Mr.  John  Fisk  informs  this 
court  that  he  had  received  a  considerable  wound  in  the  former  Indian  wares, 
therefore  requested  this  court  release  him  from  the  payment  of  the  country  rates 
for  the  future,  it  is  therefore  ordered  that  said  John  Fisk  be  freed  Irom  paying 
Countrey  rates  for  the  future,  viz.,  during  his  natural  life." 

He  d.  about  1715-18;  res.  Milford,  Conn. 

311.  i.         BENJAMIN,  b.  1683;  bap.  Mar.  29,  1696;  m.  Abigail  Bowen. 

312.  ii.        EBENEZER,   b.   in    1689;    m.   Mehitable  and   Rebecca 


313.  iii.       JOHN,  b.  in  1693;  m.  Hannah and  Sarah . 

/    314.     iv.       PH  IN  EH  AS,  b.  Dec,  4,  1682;  m.  Lydia  Pratt. 

315.  v.        HANNAH,  b,  ;  m.  Aug.  20,  1713,  Jeremiah  Peck,  son  of 

Joseph,  b.  1687.  Ch.:  Hannah,  b.  May  6,  1716;  m.  David 
Clark.  John  (4),  b.  Dec.  9,  1718;  m.  Sarah  Piatt,  Feb.  15, 
1750-51-  Jeremiah  (4),  Jr.,  b.  Jan.  12,  1720-21;  m.  Frances 
Piatt,  Oct.  26,  1743.  Phineas  (4),  b.  Apr.  10,  1723;  m.  Deb- 
orah Clark,  Feb.  18,  1745-46.  Sarah,  b.  May  25,  1726.  Sibella, 
b.  June  24,  1728;  m.  Jirah  Bull.  Lucy,  b.  Oct.  23,  1730.  Com- 
fort and  Content,  twins,  b.  Apr.  i,  1734.  Jeremah's  will  is  on 
record  at  New  Haven,  B.  10,  p.  491,  dated  Oct.  5,  1765. 
Jeremah  (4)  settled  first  at  Milford,  Conn.,  but  from  there 
removed  to  Watertown,  Conn.,  about  1752.  He  m.  Frances 
Piatt,  dau.  of  Josiah  Piatt.  Isaac  (5)  Peck,  b.  Feb.  9,  1748-49, 
son  of  Jeremah  (4),  enlisted  in  the  army  of  the  Revolution 
and  was  drowned  while  in  the  service.  Benjamin  (5),  b.  in 
1750,  son  of  Jeremah  (4),  also  entered  the  army  and  died  of 
the  camp  distemper.  Phineas  (4)  Peck,  son  of  Jeremiah  (3), 
settled  in  Amity,  now  Woodbridge,  Conn.  He  left  Milford 
about  1776.  He  was  deacon  of  the  first  church  of  Wood- 
bridge.  Phineas  (5)  Peck,  son  of  Phineas  (4),  settled  in 
Woodbridge,  Conn.  He  entered  the  service  in  the  war  of  the 
Revolution;  was  taken  prisoner  and  confined  in  the  Old  Sugar 
House  in  New  York,  where  so  many  perished  through  the 
inhumanity  of  the  British.  He  was  reduced  to  a  mere  skel- 
eton, but  finally  released,  and  brought  home  by  men  upon  a 
hand  litter  from  New  York.  He  died  soon  after.  I  think 
he  was  lieutenant.  John  (4)  resided  in  Milford,  where  he 
died.  His  son  John  enlisted  in  the  army  in  the  Revolutionary 
War  and  served  through  that  struggle  for  independence.  He 
m.  Mary  Camp,  and  res.  in  Litchfield,  Conn.,  where  he  d. 
Dec,  1831. 

213.  SAMUEL  FISKE  (John,  Phinehas,  Thomas.  Robert,  Simon,  Simon, 
William,  Symond),  b.  Wenham,  Mass.,  (by  court  records)  1660;  m.  Elizabeth 
Whipple,  dau.  of  Lieut.  Whipple,  of  Ipswich.  He  was  made  freeman  in  1680  and 
in  March,  1694,  res.  elsewhere.  Mr.  Samuel  Fiske  dismissed  from  church  at 
Wenham  and  accepted  at  Milford,  Feb.  6,  1703.  His  father.  Ensign  John,  left  no 
will,  but  in  the  papers  left  at  his  death  in  1683,  son  Samuel,  who  was  aged  about  24 
years,  had  about  20  acres  of  land  promised  to  him  where  his  house  stood;  at  the 
time  he  promised  to  marry  his  wife;  who  was  Elizh.,  daughter  of  Lt.  Whipple. 
He  d.  about  1699;  res.  Wenham  and  Ipswich,  Mass. 

316.  i.        INCREASE,  b.  Jan.  18,   1700  (posthumous). 

219.  CAPT.  THOMAS  FISKE  (Thomas,  Phinehas,  Thomas,  Robert,  Simon, 
Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Wenham,  Mass.,  1656;  m.  Nov.  3,  1678,  Rebecca 
Perkins,  youngest  child  of  Rev.  Wm.  Perkins,  of  Roxbury.  She  was  b.  May  4, 
1662,  in  Topsfield.  He  was  made  freeman  in  1690.  His  wife,  Rebecca,  was  the 
daughter  of  Rev.  William  Perkins,  ''one  of  the  most  accomplished  divines  of  his 
day."  Both  Capt.  Thomas,  Sr.,  and  Jr.,  were  wealthy  proprietors  in  Wenham, 
were  liberal  patrons  of  Harvard  College  and  the  Christian  Church,  and  bore  the 
rank  of  "gentlemen"  and  title  of  "captain" — terms  indicating,  in  those  days,  the 


highest  social  position;  and  probably  no  other  family  were  more  prominently 
identified  with  the  early  history  of  the  town  than  they.  Capt.  Thomas  Fiske,  Jr., 
was  frequently  in  town  office,  was  moderator  of  the  town  meetings  1710-11-20; 
was  town  clerk,  1702-3-5  and  8,  and  in  1715  elected  Representative  to  General 
Court.  He  died  in  1723,  mentioning  in  his  will  several  married  daughters  and 
grandchildren,  but  no  sons. 

Thomas  Fiske,  of  Wenham,  bought  of  Rev.  Joseph  Gervith,  of  Wanham,  & 
Ann  his  wife  a  house  &  about  5  acres  of  land  in  Wenham  near  the  meeting  house 
bounded  on  the  east  by  the  farm  called  Smiths  farm  Southerly  by  the  lands  of 
Alexander  Maxey  &  John  Fiske  Westerly  by  ye  common  road  Northerly  by  ya 
common — witness  by  Tho  Fiske  sen  &  Wm  Fiske  May  26  1693. 

Thomas  Fiske  of  Wenham  yeoman  bought  of  Saml  Gott  of  Beverly  &  wife 
Margaret  7  acres  in  the  field  in  Wenham  called  the  plains  bounded  Southwardly 
by  the  county  road  leading  to  Ipswich,  Westwardly  partly  by  ye  land  of  Charles 
Gott  Jr.  &  partly  by  land  of  John  Newman  Northwardly  by  the  land  of  Capt 
Thomas  Fiske  Eastwardly  by  the  land  of  Wm  Rogers  Witnessed  by  Tho  Fiske 
John  Gott  &  Saml  Fiske  July  31  1702. 

Thomas  Fiske  of  Wenham  Gentleman  bought  of  Tobias  Trow  of  Wenham  4 
acres  in  Wenham  bounded  westwardly  upon  the  country  road  Northwardly  by  land 
of  said  Fiske  Eastwardly  by  land  of  widov.'  Maxey  &  partly  upon  land  of  John 
Edwards  &  Southwardly  by  land  of  sd  John  Edwards  To  Have  &c  Nov.  7,  1709. 

Thomas  Fiske  of  Wenham  gentleman  bought  ol  Zacheus  Goldsmith  of  Wen- 
ham husbandman  for  2-8  if  the  div.  on  ye  east  side  of  the  highway  in  the  great 
swamp  to  be  made  over  &  conjoined  with  s'z  &c  &  40  shilling  in  money. — Seven 
acres  of  upland  &  swamp  land  in  Wanham  bound  Southerly  by  land  of  Sam'l 
Kimball  Wi^stwardly  by  land  of  E  Fiskes  Northerly  by  ye  country  road  &  the  train- 
ing place  as  ye  fence  now  standeth  till  it  comes  to  Joseph  Dodges  corner  East- 
wardly by  swamp  land  of  the  said  Goldsmith  from  said  Dodges  corner  to  the  said 
Kimball  corner  next  ro  them  swamp  Feb  22  I/09. 

Thomas  Fiske  (Capt.)  &  wife  Rebecca  of  Wenham  sold  to  Thomas  Tarbox 
of  Wenham  housewright  "A  certain  House  barn  &  22  acres  of  land  in  Wenham 
bounded  eastwardly  upon  land  of  Wm  Fairfield  Southerly  on  land  of  John  Gott 
Westwardly  on  land  of  above  named  Tho  Fiske  running  from  John  Gotts 
Norwest  corner  of  land  at  a  stake  &  heep  of  stones  formerly  Wm  Fiske  bound 
so  running  Northwesterly  about  one  hundred  poles  to  a  black  Ooak  marked  and 
so  straight  to  the  meadow  northerly  bounding  upon  the  Meadow  till  it  cometh 
to  Sam'l  Fiskes  land  so  taking  said  Sam'l  Fiske's  line  to  ye  said  Wm  Fairfield's 
land     To  Hold"  &c  reserving  a  right  to  pass  over  the  land  &c     Feb  11   1711-12. 

Thomas  Fiske  &  Wm  Rogers  of  Wenham  exchange  108  poles  of  land  in 
Wenham  ]\Iay  25  1722. 

Thomas  Fiske,  of  Wenham,  made  his  will  Sept.  27,  1720,  which  was  proved 
March  4,  1723,  by  Nathaniel  Sparhawk  and  Nathaniel  Knowlton  (the  other  wit- 
ness being  Elizabeth  Sparhawk).  Legatees,  Church  of  Christ  in  Wenham,  which 
had  £10.  Wife  Rebecca  Fiske,  executrix.  Eliza  Studley,  of  Ipswich,  to  have 
money.  Mary  ye  daughter  of  Thomas  Baker  late  of  Ipswich  deceased  under  21 
years  and  unmarried.  Fineas  Dodge  of  Wenham  and  Andrew  Dodge  of  Beverly 
each  to  have  £5.  Rebecca  Howe  of  ^Marlboro  wife  of  Thomas  Howe  Jr.  all  his 
real  estate  after  the  decease  of  his  Avife,  who  was  to  have  the  use  of  all  as  long  as 
she  lived.  Thomas,  son  of  Thomas  and  Rebecca,  to  have  testator's  gun.  Receipts 
received  by  Rebecca  the  admr.  in  Jan.  1724  she  and  her  husband  were  called 
uncle  b}^  Benjamin  &  Elizabeth  Studley,  Andrew  Dodge  and  Phinehas  Dodge. 

His  gravestone  reads  as  follows:  Capt.  Thomas  Fiske,  died  Feb.  5,  1723,  in 
the  70th  year  of  his  age.     The  Righteous  shall  be  had  in  everlasting  Remembrance. 

Rebecca  Fiske  of  Wenham  wid  &  ex'x  of  the  will  of  Capt  Tho  Fiske  of  Wen- 
ham deed  sold  to  Tho  How  Jr  of  Marlborough  Middlesex  Co  a  farm  in  Wenham 
that  Capt  Fiske  purchased  of  Mr  John  Newman  bounded  on  the  great  meadow 
Northerly  *  *  *  *  The  one  third  part  of  which  said  Farm  belongs  unto  the 
said  How  by  a  Deed  of  Gift  from  said  Capt  Thomas  Fiske  &  is  in  common  with 
the  other  2-3  undivided  to  him  the  sd  Tho  How"  *  *  *  which  4  acres  above 
said  shall  be  added  to  &  laid  out  with  his  third  part  &c  Dec  16  1724. 

He  d.  Feb.  5,  1723:  res.  Wenham,  Mass. 
3161.^.     i.     REBECCA,  b.  — ;  m.  Thomas  Howe,  Jr.,  of  Marlboro. 


236.  REV.  JOHN  FISKE  (Moses,  John,  John,  William,  Robert,  Simon, 
Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Braintrec,  Mass.,  Nov.  26,  1684;  m.  Nov.  26,  1717, 
Abigail  Hobart,  dau.  of  Rev.  Nehemiah  Hobart,  of  Newton,  Alass.  He  was  born 
in  that  part  of  Quincy  subsequently  incorporated  as  Braintree,  educated  at  the 
public  schools  and  by  his  father  and  graduated  at  Harvard  in  1702.  After  his 
father's  death  he  preached  in  the  Braintree  church  and  was  ordained  pastor  of 
the  church  in  Killingly,  Conn.,  Oct.  19,  1715,  his  brother-in-law.  Rev.  Joseph 
Baxter,  of  Medfield,  preaching  the  sermon.  There  remained  until  1741,  when  dis- 
affection arose  in  the  church.  He  was  dismissed  by  council  and  subsequently 
retired  upon  his  large  landed  estate  in  Killingly,  where  he  died. 

July  16,  171 1,  the  town  of  Killingly  agreed  to  give  Mr.  Fiske  three  hundred 
and  fifty  acres  of  land  for  his  encouragement  to  settle  in  the  work  of  the  ministry. 
James  Leavens  and  Sampson  Howe  were  appointed  a  committee  to  lay  out  the 
land;  Eleazer  Bateman  and  Ephraim  Warren  to  survey  it.  Two  hundred  acres 
were  laid  out  to  him  on  French  River,  beyond  the  bounds  of  Killingly  as  it  after- 
wards proved.  Seventy-five  acres  for  the  homestead  were  selected  on  the  eastern 
slope  of  Killingly  Hill,  and  seventy-five  on  Assawaga  or  Five-Mile  River. 
Stated  religious  services  w-ere  probably  held  after  this  date  by  Mr.  Fiske,  though 
some  years  passed  before  his  settlement. 

In  the  summer  of  1714  the  meeting-house  was  raised  and  covered.  Its  site 
was  east  of  the  Plainlield  road,  about  one-fourth  of  a  mile  south  of  the  present 
East  Putnam  meeting-house.  Nothing  is  known  of  its  size  and  appearance,  or  of 
the  circumstances  of  its  building.  In  the  ensuing  summer  it  was  made  ready  for  oc- 
cupation and  preparations  made  for  church  organization.  Sept.  15,  1715,  was 
observed  in  Killingly  as  a  day  of  solemn  fasting  and  prayer,  preparatory  to  the 
gathering  of  a  church  and  the  ordination  of  a  pastor. 

"October  19,  171^.  a  church  was  publicly  gathered  in  Killingly  and  John  Fiske 
ordained  the  pastor  of  it."  Mr.  Dwight,  of  Woodstock,  opened  the  service  with 
prayer.  Reverend  Mr.  Baxter,  of  Medfield,  preached  from  Romans  i:  16.  Rev. 
Mr.  Thatcher,  of  Milton,  gave  the  charge  to  the  minister  and  made  the  preceding 
and  subsequent  praycis.  The  first  marriage  recorded  by  the  young  minister  was 
that  of  William  Earned  to  Hannah,  the  first  of  the  seven  notable  daughters  of 
Simon  Bryant.  Mr.  Fiske  was  himself  married  to  Abigail,  daughter  of  Rev. 
Nehemiah  Hobart,  of  Newton,  Mass.,  and  sister  of  Mr.  Samuel  Estabrook,  of 
Canterbury.  The  only  incident  of  his  domestic  life  that  has  come  down  to  us, 
is  the  burning  of  his  house  and  all  its  contents  one  Sabbath,  when  the  family 
were  attending  public  worship.  The  ministry  of  Mr.  Fiske  was  acceptable  and 
prosperous,  and  large  numbers  were  added  to  the  church.  His  pastoral  charge 
comprehended  also  the  inhabitants  north  of  Killingly,  who  were  allowed  to  pay 
church  rates,  if  not  other  town  charges.  Mr.  Fiske  was  remarkably  minute  and 
methodical  in  the  registry  of  church  records,  keeping  separate  lists  of  those  unit- 
ing with  the  church  by  profession  and  by  letter  and  of  those  owning  the  covenant. 
Very  full  lists  of  marriages  and  baptisms  were  preserved  by  him,  which  acquired 
additional  value  from  the  total  lack  of  town  records  during  the  greater  part  of  his 
ministry.  Of  the  salary  and  settlement  allowed  to  him  nothing  further  is  known, 
save  that  the  hundred  acres  of  land  given  by  Capt.  Chandler  to  the  first  settled 
minister  of  Killingly,  "which  land  by  the  ordering  of  Divine  Providence  appertains 
to  John  Fiske" — were  laid  out  to  him  in  1721,  west  of  Five-Mile  River,  a  half  mile 
east  of  the  meeting-house. 

Killingly's  persistent  attempts  to  secure  posses^i^on  of  this  land  occasioned 
much  trouble  and  confusion.  Two  hundred  acres  promised  by  the  town  to  the 
Rev.  Mr.  Fiske,  were  laid  out  in  Thompson's  land,  and  Hascall  and  Spalding 
were  encouraged  in  their  unlawful  appropriations  of  Cotton's  and  Collin's  grants. 
In  1721  the  selectmen  of  Killingly  without  permission  from  Government  pro- 
ceeded to  lay  out  this  colony  land  and  apportion  it  among  her  own  inhabitants 
and  its  consenting  residents.  The  Mass.  Government  wrote  to  Conn,  in  behalf 
of  Cotton  and  Collins  and  received  assurance  that  their  claims  should  be  made  up 
to  them  in  the  ungranted  land  near  Woodstock.  In  1726  Paul  and  William  Dud- 
ley, Josiah  Wolcott  and  Samuel  Morris  represented  to  the  General  Court,  "that 
Killingly,  by  what  right  they  knew  not,  had  laid  out  large  quantities  of  land  north 
of  her  prescribed  bound,  which  was  unjust  and  destructive  of  their  rights,"  and 
begged  relief.  Joseph  Leavens  and  Joseph  Cady  were  summoned  to  answer  in 
behalf  of  Killingly  proprietors,   and  insisted  that  the  land  thus  laid  out  was  in- 


eluded  within  their  patent.  The  court  pronounced  their  plea  sufficient,  but 
ordered  patents  to  be  granted  and  executed  to  such  grantees  "as  shall  show 
grants  and  surveys  made  by  Mass."  Though  this  decision  admitted  Killingly's 
claim  to  Connecticut's  share  of  this  colony  land,  she  was  still  dissatisfied,  and 
persisted  in  her  efforts  to  recover  the  tracts  to  Massachusetts'  grantees. 

The  various  public  enterprises  in  which  Killingly  engaged,  and  her  expensive 
controversy  with  Thompson  and  Massachusetts  proprietors,  absorbed  much  of 
her  income,  and  she  often  found  it  difficult  to  meet  her  ordinary  expenses.  In 
1734  the  town  voted  "If  any  person  or  persons  shall  have  money  sufficient  to  pro- 
cure a  book  for  ye  record  of  deeds  of  the  town,  they  shall  have  ye  same  refunded, 
and  repaid  them  again."  Shepherd  Fisk  and  Jacob  Dresser  were  able  to  advance 
the  requisite  sum,  which  was  repaid  them  after  a  long  interval.  Simon  Bryant, 
chosen  in  1731  "to  wait  on  the  Rev.  John  Fiske  in  case  he  goes  to  Hartford,  and 
to  assist  him  and  to  represent  him  in  his  absence  in  case  the  said  Mr.  Fiske  cannot 
go."  after  ten  years'  delay  was  reimbursed  the  four  pounds  expended  in  that 

The  ministry  to  Mr.  Fiske  was  acceptable  and  profitable  to  his  people  until 
a  rupture  occurred,  from  some  cause  not  now  manifest.  "At  a  regular  meeting 
of  the  first  church  of  Killingly,  July  8,  1741,  after  the  meeting  was  opened  by 
prayer,  Mr.  Fiske  upon  the  advice  of  neighboring  ministers,  moved  to  the  church 
to  dismiss  him  from  his  pastoral  relations."  His  request  was  granted  by  a  clear 
majority.  The  Windham  County  association  was  called,  "To  consider  and  deter- 
mine the  differences  and  difficulties  between  Rev.  Fisk  and  the  church,  arising 
from  several  scandalous  reports  spread  abroad  concerning  Mr.  Fiske."  Deacon 
Bateman,  Justice  Leavens,  Samuel  Danielson,  Ebenezer  Knight  and  Gideon 
Draper  were  appointed  a  committee  to  represent  the  church  and  provide  for  the 
council.  No  record  of  the  result  is  given,  but  it  probably  confirmed  the  dis- 
missal of  Mr.  Fiske.  The  nature  of  the  charges  against  him  is  not  declared,  but 
a  succeeding  pastor,  with  opportunity  of  judgment,  was  of  opinion  that  they  were 
not  of  any  immorality.  The  church,  at  this  date,  numbered  over  four  hundred 
members.  Mr.  Fiske,  during  his  ministry,  performed  763  baptisms,  admitted  254 
into  full  communion,  and  148  to  the  half-way  covenant.  Aug.,  1741,  the  com- 
mittee of  the  church  applied  to  the  Association  for  a  minister,  and  were  rec- 
ommended to  several  candidates,  but  did  not  succeed  in  securing  one. 

The  loss  of  the  minister  was  soon  followed  by  a  protracted  and  violent  con- 
troversy respecting  a  meeting-house.  The  rude  church  edifice  of  1715  was  quite 
inadequate  for  the  populous  and  thriving  township  of  1741,  and  the  inhabitants  of 
the  south  society  were  called  together,  Sept.  13,  to  see  if  they  would  vote  to  build 
a  new  meeting-house. 

Mr.  Fiske,  the  former  pastor,  was  one  of  the  new  pastor's  constant  hearers, 
having  built  himself  a  pew  in  the  new  meeting-house  and  bearing  his  part  in  all 
society  charges. 

He  d.  May  18,  1773;  res.  Killingly,  Conn. 

317.  i.        JOHN,  b.  ;  d.  infancy. 

318.  ii.       FOUR  DAUGHTERS,  2  m.  clergymen. 

238.  REV.  SAMUEL  FISKE  (Moses,  John,  John,  William,  Robert,  Si- 
mon, Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Braintree,  April  6,  1689;  m.  Anna  Gerrish. 
He  was  the  youngest  son  of  Rev.  Moses  Fiske,  of  Braintree,  educated  at  the 
public  schools  and  was  graduated  at  Harvard  College  in  1708,  where  his  name  ap- 
pears on  the  roll  without  the  e.  He  was  ordained  minister  of  the  first  church  in 
Salem  in  Oct.,  1718.  Says  Bentley,  in  his  Memorial  Sermon:  Rev.  Samuel  Fiske 
was  a  man  of  eminent  talents  in  the  pulpit,  of  a  firm  and  persevering  mind,  and 
held  in  high  esteem  till  dissensions  sprang  up  in  the  society  from  the  ill-defined 
discipline  then  existing  in  our  churches.  He  was  a  preacher  of  real  abilities,  but 
his  high  notions  of  church  authority  were  repugnant  to  many  persons  and  pre- 
vented his  usefulness.  He  was  dismissed  from  the  First  Church  in  1735  and  ac- 
cepted the  charge  of  a  new  society  established  by  his  friends.  He  preached  the 
first  centenary  lecture  of  the  First  Church  Aug.  6,  1729.  The  election  sermon 
delivered  by  him  before  the  Governor  and  Legislature  in  1731  may  be  ranked 
among  the  best.  It  was  published  and  a  copy  of  it  is  preserved  among  the  State 
archives.  Rev.  Mr.  Fiske  was  dismissed  from  the  Third  Church  in  1745,  when 
he  retired  from  the  public  ministry.  He  was  connected  by  marriage  with  one  of 
the  most  flourishing  families  in  Salem. 


Rev.  Samuel  Fiske  of  Salem  clerk  bought  of  Rev  John  Emerson  &  wife  Mary 
of  Portsmouth  N.  H.  for  250  pounds  current  money  of  New  England  "our 
messuage  &  tenement  which  I  bought  of  Majr  Stephen  Sewall  situate  lying  and 
being  in  Salem  *  *  *  containing  a  dwellinghouse  &  about  twenty  six  rods  or 
pole  of  land  being  same  more  or  less  bounded  southerly  with  ye  street  easterly 
with  land  of  Capt  Benj  Pickman  late  of  Salem  aforesaid  deceased  westerly  with 
ye  land  of  Timothy  Orne  &  northerly  with  land  lately  belonged  to  ye  Rev. 
Nicholas  Noyes  deceased  now  in  ye  possession  of  Mr  Sam'l  Fiske  or  however  ye 
same  is  bounded    *     *     *    with  ye  commonages"  &c     Sept.  21  1719.   V.  36,  p.  165. 

Rev.  Samuel  Fiske  of  Salem  clerk  bought  of  Sam'l  Phillips  of  Salem  gold- 
smith &  wife  Mrs  Sarah  Phillips  a  common  right  in  Salem  for  the  garden  behind 
the  meetinghouse  of  ist  parish  of  Salem  bought  of  Maj  Walter  Price  where  was  a 
dwelling  house  &c.     Dated  May  18,  1722. 

Rev.  Sam'l  Fiske  ol  Salem  Clerk  bought  of  John  Slapp  of  Salem  Clothier 
for  £2  IDS  the  common  right  in  Salem  June  24  1721  Capt  Thomas  Fiske  of  Wen- 
ham  in  Essex  co  the  agreement  made  Mar  23,  1715  Capt  Thomas  How  of 
Marlborough  heirs  in  Middlesex  co. 

Witnesseth  "that  whereas  there  is  an  intended  marriage  betwixt  Thos  How 
son  of  sd  Thos  mentioned  and  Rebeca  Parkins  a  relative  of  3d  Capt  Fiske  & 
brought  up  by  him  that  if  it  shall  so  please  god  that  they  Intermarry  upon  their 
marriage  the  said  Capt  How  Covenanteth  &  promiss  to  settle  so  much  Real 
Estate  upon  his  said  son  as  shall  Equallize  anny  of  my  Oil  sons  for  Quantity  and 
Quality  and  so  Capt.  Fiske  Covenanth  &  promiseth  to  &  with 
the  s'd  Capt.  How  that  he  will  give  &  endow  the  said  Rebeca  Per- 
kins &  her  beloved  when  said  marriage  is  compleated  one  third  part 
of  all  his  real  estate  that  he  is  now  possessed  of."  *  *  if  s'd  Tho  die  before 
Rebecca  she  shall  have  the  mpovement  during  her  life  &  if  they  have  children  they 
to  have  it  forever  &c.  who  died  previous  to  Jan.  18,  1720-1,  according  to  the  evi- 
dence of  John  Fiske  one  of  the  witnesses. 

Rev.  Sam'l  Fiske  of  Salem  bought  of  Deacon  John  Marston  &  wife  Mary  of 
Salem  Carpenter  one  acre  in  south  field  Salem  by  the  mill  pond  Northwesterly 
and  by  land  of  Jona.  Archer  Henry  West  Capt  Wm  Bowditch  June  25  1722  V 
43  P  36.  Saml  Fiske  clerk  also  bought  of  Wm  Porter  &  wife  Edith  of  Salem  a 
common  right  given  to  P  by  his  father — Dated  June  22    1722. 

Rev  Saml  Fiske  of  Salem  bought  of  John  Abbott  of  Salem  shoreman  a 
common  right  in  the  common  rights  of  Salem  in  the  great  pasture  they  belong 
to  the  houses  where  dm  it  &  his  son  Robert  Abbott  then  lived  May  11,  1728.  V 
46-2201.  Rev  Saml  Fiske  of  Salem  sold  to  Saml  Field  of  Salem  shipwright  a 
house  lot  of  36  poles  in  Salem  bound  by  Toun  house  st  Oct  15  1728  Acknowlege 
Feb.  10  1728-9. 

Rev  Samuel  Fiske  of  Salem  bought  of  wid  Elizth  Lowther  Benj  Allen  joiner 
Abigail  Allen  alias  Dicta,  Abigail  Lowther  daughter  of  sd.  Elizh  Lowther  &  Paul 
Kimball  carrier  and  Martha  Kimball  alias  Marther  Lowther  dau  of  sd  E.  L.  all  of 
Salem,  One  Common  Right  in  Salem  &c  July  28  1726.  Rev.  S.  Fiske  receives  a 
quit  claim  from  James  Ross  of  Salem  wife  Martha  cordwainer  of  the  common 
Right  he  sold  to  John  Slap  of  Salem,  Clothier,  about  the  yeqr  1719  or  20  which 
was  lost. 

Rev.  Samuel  Fisk,  of  Salem,  admn.  was  granted  to  his  son  John  Fisk  May  11 
1770.  Inv.  of  the  Est.  May  26,  1770.  Homestead  of  house  &  20  poles  of  land  & 
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21,   1771. 












He  d.  April  7,  1770;  res.  Salem,  Mass. 

SAMUEL,  bap.  Oct.  5,  1740;  d.  young. 

SARAH,  bap.  Oct.  24,  1742. 

JOHN,  b.  May  6,   1744;  m.  Lydia  Phippen,  Mrs.   Martha  Hib- 

bert  and  Mrs.  Sarah  Gerry. 
JOSEPH,  bap.  July  17,  1748;  d.  young. 
ELIZABETH,  bap.  July  17,  1748;  d.  young. 

239.  DR.  SHEPERD  FISKE  (Moses,  John,  John,  William,  Robert,  Si- 
mon, Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Braintree,  Mass.,  Apr.  19,  1704;  m.  in  Bridge- 
water  in  1732,  Alice  Alger,  dau.  of  Israel  J.,  and  Alice  (Hayward)  Alger.  He  was 
born  in  Braintree,  educated  at  the  public  schools,  fitted  for  college  and  was  grad- 
uated at  Harvard  in  the  class  of  1721.  He  studied  medicine  afterwards,  practiced 
in  Bridgewater,  Mass.,  and  died  there.  But  very  little  was  known  of  him,  for  in 
1803  Mr.  William  Winthrop,  of  Cambridge,  who,  for  some  time  past,  had  been 
engaged  in  a  pursuit  rather  extraordinary,  knew  nothing  of  him.  Winthrop  in- 
vestigated the  following  particulars  of  every  one  who  has  received  a  degree  at 
Harvard  College,  from  the  first  foundation  of  that  University  in  1648  to  the 
present  time;  viz.,  the  origination  or  where  born,  his  professional  business  or 
employment,  his  place  of  residence,  time  of  his  death  and  age;  also  anything  re- 
markable in  their  lives  and  characters;  where  such  matters  can  be  ascertained. 
At  this  time,  also,  Winthrop  did  not  know  anything  of  Dr.  Fiske. 

He  d.  June   14,   1779;   res.   Killingly,   Conn.,   Bridgewater,   Mass. 

248.  WILLIAM  FISKE  (William,  William,  John,  William,  Robert,  Simon, 
Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Wenham,  Mass.,  Jan.  31,  1663;  m.  Marah  or  Mary 
.  He  was  the  eldest  son  of  Dea.  William,  was  born  in  Wenham  and  re- 
sided there  until  1710,  when  he  moved  to  Andover,  Mass.,  where  he  died  in  1745. 

William  Fiske  of  Andover  husbandman  gives  to  his  son  Ebenr  Fiske  "All 
my  housing  &  lands  &  meadow  lying  being  in  the  Township  of  Andover  aforesaid 
excepting  of  that  such  I  have  given  my  son  Wm  Fiske  a  deed  on  before  the  one 
half  of  all  my  housing  &  land  now  &  meadow  in  fea  and  the  other  half  at  my 
decease  on  condition"  first  that  my  son  Eben  Fiske  doe  fourthwith  pay  to  my  son 
Joseph  Fiske  *  *  *  secondly  that  he  pay  to  Hon'd  Father  Wm  Fiske  of 
Wenham  Thirdly  that  he  pay  to  my  son  Jonathan  Fisk  when  his  time  comes  out 
or  his  prentisship  shall  come  out  in  possable  money  *  *  *  Fourthly  that  he 
pay  to  my  daughter  Sarah  ten  pounds  when  she  is  married  or  when  she  cometh 
of  age  *  *  *  Fifthly  pay  my  daughter  Ruth  *  *  when  she  is  married  or 
comes  of  age  Sixthly  pay  my  daughter  Lydia  *  *  when  she  is  married  or  com- 
eth of  age  *  *  *  Seventhly  that  he  shall  let  Mary  my  wife  &c.  May  13,  1726. 
"before  I  sighn  this  I  doo  oblige  my  said  son  to  pay  to  my  daughter  Mary  John- 
son twenty  shillings  which  is  in  full  of  her  portion"  &c     Ack  May  16  1726. 

Wm.  Fiske  of  Andover  husbandman  to  his  eldest  son  Wm.  Fisk  of  Andover 
gave  land  &  meadow  containing  by  estimation  twenty  three  acres  or  be  the  same 
more  or  less  Lying  &  being  in  the  township  of  Andover  aforesaid  the  twenty 
acres  of  land  lying  on  the  west  end  of  my  farm  where  my  sd  sons  Dwelling  house 
stands  on  part  of  it.  Bounded  or  however  Reputed  to  be  bounded  viz:  on  the 
Northwest  corner  on  a  walnut  tree  stump  which  is  Moses  Tiler's  bounds  then 
running  South  Westerly  joyning  sd  Tyler's  land  &  to  Thos.  Johnson's  land;  and 
Ephraim  Farnoms  ten  acre  meadow  to  a  red  Oak  marked  on  an  island,  the 
easterly  joyning  to  Francis  Ingalls's  land  to  a  stake  &  stones.  Then  Northwardly 
across  my  farm  to  a  stake  &  stones  then  westerly  joyning  to  my  said  son's  meadow 
which  he  bought  of  Mr.  Martyn  to  the  first  bounds  mentioned  *  *  *  and 
the  three  acres  of  meadow  lieth  joyning  to  the  Northwesterly  end  of  my  long 
Meadow      *     *      *      ]jeth   Cedar   swamp    &c   Apr   7,    1726   Ack  27   same   month 

Wm  Fisk  &  wife  Mary  of  Andover  husbandman  sold  to  his  son  Ebenr  Fisk 
of  it  husbandman  Yi  of  his  house  barn  and  land  adjoining  containing  in  the 
whole  60  acres  situated  in  Andover  bounded  Easterly  by  land  of  Daniel  Kimball 
Southerly  by  Francis  Ingalls  Westerly  partly  by  Eben'r  &  partly  by  Wm  Fisk  Jr 
&  northerly  by  some  lotts  of  meadow  &c      May  6,  1734. 

He  d.  Dec.  10,  1745;  res.  Wenham  and  Andover,  Mass. 

324.  i.        WILLIAM,  b.  Nov.  30,  1695;  m.  Mary  Kinney  and  Mrs.  Sarah 

(Buck)  Fish  (not  Fisk). 

325.  ii.       JOSEPH,  b.  Sept.  6,  1701;  res.  Andover. 



























EBENEZER,  b.  Aug.  15,  1703;  m.  Susanna  Buck. 

JONATHAN,  b.  . 

SARAH,  b.  June  5,  1707;  d.  June  14,  1707. 
RUTH,  b.  Feb.  15,  1697;  d.  April  14,  1704. 

LYDIA,  b.  . 

viii.  MARY,  b.  Oct.  2,  1699;  d.  April  14,  1704. 

RUTH,   b.    Oct.    18,    1709;   m.    May   7,    1728,    Richard   Easti,   of 

249.  SAMUEL  FISKE  (William,  William,  John,  William,  Robert,  Simon, 
Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Wenham,  Mass.,  Feb.  16,  1670-;  m.  Dec.  5,  1699, 
Elizabeth  Browne,  of  Reading.  He  was  born  in  Wenham,  married  in  Reading 
and  in  1710  moved  to  Rehoboth,  where  he  was  living  in  1728,  as  he  was  a  legatee 
in  his  father's  will. 

Samuel  Fiske  of  Wenham  House  wright  and  Eliz'th  his  wife  sold  to  John 
Porter  of  Wenham  yeoman  all  that  his  dwelling  house  barne  &  about  sixteen 
acres  of  upland  &  meadow  *  *  *  j,^  Wenham  bounded  as  followeth  east- 
wardly  by  ye  land  of  Freeborn  Balch  Southwardly  by  ye  Brooke  that  runneth 
out  of  ye  Pond  called  Wenham  Pond  westwardly  and  northwardly  partly  by  ye 
countrey  road  &  partly  by  ye  land  of  Isaac  Hall  sen'r  John  Edwards  Jr.  &  Joseph 
Fowler.  Witnessed  by  Tho  Fiske  &  Wm.  Fiske. 
Res.  Wenham,  Reading  and  Rehoboth,  Mass. 

ELIZABETH,  b.  Dec.  8,  1700. 

JOSIAH,  b.  July  7,  1702;  m.  Sarah  Bishop. 

PHINEHAS,  b.  May  5,  i70S- 

JONATHAN,  b.  Jan.  10,  1706. 

SAMUEL,  b.  Sept.  22,  1708. 

LOIS,  b.  Oct.  I,  1710. 

339.  vii.     ANNA,  b.  Oct.  i,  1710. 

250.  JOSEPH  FISKE  (William,  William,  John,  William,  Robert,  Simon, 
Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Wenham,  Mass.,  April  14,  1672;  m.  Susannah  or 
Susan  Warner,  of  Ipswich,  d.  July,  1742;  m.  2d,  Jan.  7,  1743,  Mrs.  Elizabeth  Fuller. 
She  d.  Oct.  30,  1755. 

Joseph  Fiske  of  Ipswich  yeoman  &  wife  Susannah  sold  to  Ammi  R.  Wise  of 
Ips    shopkeeper  54  of  a  right  in  the  8th  div.  5  acres  in  the  Right  Feb    i    1723-4. 

Joseph  &  Susanah  also  sold  to  Ammi  some  of  great  meadow  in  the  West 
End  of  Wenham  5  acres  bounded  southwesterly  on  land  of  Theophilus  Fiske  & 
Northwesterly  by  Ebenr  Fiske  Feb  i  1723-4. 

Joseph  Fiske  &  wife  (no  name  given)  of  Ipswich  yeoman  sold  to  Mr. 
Perley  of  Boxford  i^  acre  upland  in  Rowley  }i  lot  on  the  Range  know  by  the 
letter  C  bound  westerly  &  southerly  by  s'd  Perley's  land  meadow  easterly  & 
northerly  by  sd  Fiskes  land  Feb  7  1726-7. 

Joseph  Fisk  of  Ipswich,  yeoman,  made  his  will  May  i,  1745,  which  was 
proved  same  month  in  1745  on  the  13th,  by  Capt.  Samuel  Waite,  Daniel  Chapman 
and  Daniel  Chapman,  Jr. 

Wife  Elizth  "all  ye  household  goods  she  brought  to  me  at  marriage,"  &c., 
among  other  things  the  executor  "shall  carrj^  her  to  meeting  on  a  good  horse 
on  Sabbath  day  &  Lecture  days  when  she  shall  desire  it."  Daughter  Susanna 
Kilborne.  Daughter  Ruth  Easty.  Grandson  Mark  Platts  to  have  four  pounds 
old  tenor  "his  mother  having  had  considerable  of  me  before."  Son  Mark  Fisk 
to  be  Exr  &  have  the  residue. 

He  d.  May  2,  1745;  res.  Ipswich,  Mass. 

340.  i.        JOSEPH,  b.  Oct.  20,  1713;  d.  May  24,  1731. 
^41.     ii.       MARK,  b.  Nov.  20,  1716;  m.  Lydia  Smith. 

/     342.     iii.       SUSANNA,  b.  March  18,  1700;  m.  March  22,  1723,  Jedediah  Kil- 

343.  iv.      SARAH,  b.  June  19,  1702;  d.  Aug.  7,  1720. 

344.  V.       ELIZABETH,  b.  Sept.  15,  1704;  m.  Dec.  10,  1724,  Michael  Dwi- 

nell.  She  d.  in  Topsfield  Dec.  26,  1729.  Ch. :  Benjamin,  b. 
Nov.  10,  1726;  Thomas,  b.  Aug.  26,  1729.  Dwinell  had  seven 

345.  vi.      RUTH,  b.  Aug.  20,  1707;  m.  March  6,  1731,  David  Kilburn,  of 

Rowley;  m.  2d,  =— ^ Esty. 


346.  vii.     ABIGAIL,  b.  Aug.  8,  1711;  d.  June  29,  1729. 

347.  viii.  JOHN,  b.  Oct.  13,  1719;  d.  Dec.  21,  1725. 
347^.ix.      JOSEPH,  b.  Jan.  4,  1695;  d.  Dec.  5,  1698. 

347^. X.       HANNAH,  b.  Dec.  21,  1697;  m.  Oct.  29,  1720,  James  Platts,  of 

251.  BENJAMIN  FISKE  (William,  William,  John,  William,  Robert,  Simon, 
Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Wenham,  Mass.,  April  6,  1674;  m.  March  7,  1699, 
Mary  Quarles,  of  Ipswich;  b.  1678,  d.  Jan.  11,  1744-5.  He  held  many  town  offices, 
was  a  man  of  considerable  property  and  a  liberal  patron  of  the  Wenham  church. 
He  left  a  wife,  Mary,  but  no  heirs  at  his  death. 

Benj  Fisk  &  wif  Mary  &  Jona  Moulton  both  of  Wenham  yeoman  sold  to 
Benj  Cleeves  of  Beverly  taylor  12  acres  in  Wenham  being  their  "right  in  the 
sixth  division  of  common  lands  at  ye  east  end  of  our  town"  bounded  east  on  Man- 
chester line  II  poles  &  Southerly  by  the  lott  laid  out  to  ye  heirs  of  John  Dodge 
deed  &  westerly  upon  highway  11  poles  Nov  24  £710  and  acknowledged  by 
Benj  and  w  Mary  May  4  1728  and  at  court  June  1728  Sam'l  Herrick  made  oath 
that  he  saw  Jona  Moulton  dec'd  sign  also  Benj  Fisk  at  same  time  made  oath 
that  he  saw  Moulton  sign  the  deed,  &c. 

Mary  Fisk  widow  spinster  of  Wenham  sold  to  Sam'l  Batcheller  of  Salem  hus- 
bandman ^  of  all  the  housing  &  land  which  I  ye  said  Mary  Fisk  do  now  possess. 
That  is  to  say.  The  one  half  of  the  land  which  may  hereafter  be  described  the 
which  my  late  Husband  Benj  Fisk  settled  on  me  in  his  Last  will  dated  Jan.  the 
ifth  one  thousand  seven  hundred  &  Forty  one — two  estimated  17  acres  consisting 
of  several  parcels  of  land  in  Wenham  &  Ipswich  as  herein  is  butted  and  bounded 
Dr  described  to  be  bounded  in  the  several  instruments  wherein  they  were  con- 
veyed to  my  said  husband,  viz:  in  a  Deed  of  gift  from  Wni  Fisk  Dated  the  20th 
of  Aug.  1703  and  in  a  deed  from  Simon  Epes  Dated  Oct  22,  1715,  &  in  a  deed 
from  Nathl  Browne  dated  Mar  28  1708  and  in  a  deed  from  Wm  Rogers  Dated 
Mar  3  1708  and  ye  Remainder  of  ye  said  lands  lying  in  Wenham  great  swamp 
stand  bounded  in  Wenham  Town  Book  of  Records  all  which  above"  &c.  Wit. 
by  Ebenr  Fisk  and  Benj  Fairfield     Apr  11,  1743. 

Mary,  widow  of  Benjamin  Fisk,  of  Wenham,  made  her  will  when  residing  in 
Ipswich,  Dec.  29,  1744,  which  was  proved  April  15,  1745,  by  Rev.  Samuel  Wig 
glesworth,  Sam'l  Dodge,  Jr.,  &  Isaac  Giddings.  Inv.  May  13,  1745.  Acct.  of 
Exec'r  Apr.  20,  1747.  a  Jacob  Fisk  was  in  acct.  with  the  Estate.  Samuel  Mar- 
sters  &  Jemima  Brown  May  10,  1745,  gave  recpts  to  the  Ex'r  Nath'l  Pollard 
Legatee's  sister  Jemima  Brown  Kinsman  Nath'l  Pollard  who  was  Exr.  Sam'l  Mar- 
sters  Kinsman  N.  Pollards  young  son  Nath'l  Jemima  wife  of  Kinsman  Polard 
and  a  residue  was  given  to  "my  six  kinsmen  &  kinswomen,  viz.,  Mercy  wife  of 
John  Patch,  Francis  Quarles,  Anne  wife  of  Jacob  &  Jemima  Polard  above. 

He  d.  s.  p.  June  6,  1742;  res.  Wenham,  Mass. 

252.    THEOPHILUS   FISKE   (William,   William,   John,   William,   Robert, 

-"  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Wenham,  Mass.,  July  28,  1676;  m.  July  18, 
-^n,  of  Ipswich,  dau.  of  John  and  Martha  (Perkins)  Lamson; 
:.^.  .,.,  .  2d,  July  26,  1756,  Mehitable  Wilkins,  of  Topsfield.  She  m. 
^u,  _  •  i7'':;  )bert  Rust,  of  Ipswich.  He  was  son  of  Dea.  William. 
He  settled  in  wciiham,  where  he  made  his  will  June  8,  1757.  His  estate  was 
settled  by  his  brother.  Dea.  Ebenezer.  Of  his  real  estate  in  the  inventory,  besides 
his  homestead,  was  24  acres  of  meadow  in  Wenham,  two  acres  salt  marsh  in 
Ipswich,  and  three  lots  in  Wenham  Swamp.  His  homestead  adjoined  that  of 
Thomas  Fiske. 

Theophilus  Fiske  of  Wenham  husbandman  bought  of  Symonds  Epes  of  Ips- 
wich &  wife  Mary  3  acres  of  marsh  in  Ipswich  bounding  as  followeth  Southerly 
upon  a  great  Creek  westerly  upon  marsh  land  of  Ebenr.  Fiske  northerly  upon 
said  Epes'  own  marsh  land. 

Theophilus  Fisk  of  Wenham,  husbandman,  made  his  will  June  8,  1757,  which 
was  proved  Sept.  24,  1759,  by  Anthony  and  Elizabeth  Wood  and  the  other  witness 
was  Elizabeth  Bickford,  admr.  of  the  intestate  part  of  the  estate  was  granted  to 
his  brother,  tbenezer  Fiske,  Oct.  8,  1759,  and  same  time  inventory  was  dated. 
Among  his  lands  besides  the  homestead  were  24  acres  of  meadow  in  Wenham, 
2  acres  Salt  marsh  in  Ipswich,  two  lotts  in  the  west  division  of  Wenham,  Swamp 



&  one  lot  in  East  div.  of  sd  swamp.  Legatees  wife  Mehitable  who  was  to  have 
all  those  household  goods  he  rec'd  with  her  at  their  marriage  &c. 

Son  Theophilus.  Daughter  Phebe  Manor  or  Mainer,  Daughter  Martha 
Dodge.     Daughter  Mary  Perkins.     Daughter  Jerusha  Moulton. 

Son  Thomas  had  reed  ""Five  hundred  pounds  old  tenor  equivalent  to  sixty- 
pounds  thirteen  shillings  &  four  pence  lawful  money"  for  his  share  of  the  Estate. 

BrotherEbenr  Fisk  was  appointed  Exr  of  the  will  &  he  gave  acct.  of  his 
Exrship  &  admn.  Mar.  17,  1760.     A  Wm.  Fiske  was  in  acct.  with  the  estate. 

Committee  to  set  ofi  the  wid's  part  returned  their  report  to  the  Court  June 
2,  1760,  which  homestead  part  was  bounded  by  Thomas  Fisk,  John  Friend,  Josiah 
Fairfield  &  some  of  Great  Swamp,  some  in  Great  meadow  bounded  by  Abram 
Kimball,  Benj.  Fairfield,  some  meadow  bounded  by  Thos.  Tarbox,  A^braham  & 
Edmund  Kimball. 

He  d.  Sept.  6,  1759;  res.  Ipswich,  Mass. 

348.  i.         PHEBE,  b.  Jan.  4,  1701;  m.   Sept.  27,   1737,  Jesse  Maynard,  of 

Westboro.     She  received  her  share   of  her  father's   estate  in 

349.  ii.      JERUSHA,  b.  Oct.  23,  1704;  m.  Nov.  8,   1734,  Caleb  Moulton, 

of  Ipswich.     Ch. :     Jerusha,  b.  Aug.  i,   1735. 

350.  iii.      THEOPHILUS,  b.  May  31,  1709;  m.  Jemima  Goldsmith. 

351.  iv.      MARTHA,  b.  Oct.  25,  1711;  m.  July  13,  1743,  George  Dodge,  of 

Ipswich,   son   of  Jonathan  and  Jerusha    (Woodbury)    Dodge, 
who  was  born  May  5,  1709,  and  died  in  1793.     Ch.:     Daughter 

m-  Porter;  Jonathan,  b.  1744,  d.  Feb.  9,  1822,  m.  Mary 

Brown  (was  grandfather  of 
Mary  Abigail  Dodge,  whose 
nom  de  plume  was  Gail  Ham- 
ilton. She  was  a  celebrated 
American  authoress  and  was 
born  about  1830.  She 
wrote  a  number  of  works  on 
"Country  Living  and  Coun- 
try Thinking,"  "Gala  Days," 
"Woman's  Wrongs,"  "Twelve 
miles  from  a  Lemon,"  "Nur- 
sery Musings,"  and  other 
works  besides  contributing 
largely  to  periodical  literature). 
George,  b.  1749,  d.  May 
12,  i827,m.  Mary  Cleaves 
(was  grandfather  of  Col. 
Theodore  Ayrault  Dodge) ; 
Martha  m.  Joseph  Trow;  Je- 
rusha, m.  Samuel  Quarles; 
Phebe,  m.  Nathaniel  Ray- 

352.  V.       MARY,    b.    Sept.    29,    171 3;  m. 

Feb.  20,  1750,  John  Perkins,of 
353-     vi.     THOMAS,  b.  Aug.  24,  1707;  m. 


354-     vii.  BENJAMIN,  b. 


-;  d.  Aug.  25,  1731. 

253.  DEA.  EBENEZER  FISKE  (William,  William,  John,  William,  Robert, 
Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Wenham,  Mass.,  March  22,  1679;  in.  there 
May  24,  1710,  Elizabeth  Fuller,  dau.  of  Jacob  Fuller,  of  Salem,  among  whose 
posterity  was  the  celebrated  Margaret  Fuller.  She  was  b.  1686;  d.  Aug.  25,  1732; 
m.  2d,  Dec.  i,  1733,  Mrs.  Martha  Kimball;  d.  Mar.  28,  1764. 

Ebenezer  Fiske,  sixth  son  of  Dea  William,  of  Wenham,  Executor  of  his 
will,  and  principal  heir  of  his  estate,  was  married  to  Elizabeth  Fuller,  of  Salem, 
and  they  had  a  family  of  nine  children.  Deacon  Ebenezer  Fiske  was  a  sub- 
stantial farrner  in  Wenham,  and  was  frequently  honored  by  his  townsmen  by  elec- 
tion to  various  local  offices,  but  appears  to  have  lived  a  generally  quiet  life, 
principally  occupied  by  his  private  afYairs,   or  those  of  the  church  in  which  he 


was  a  Deacon,  from  his  election  May  i6,  1739,  until  his  resignation  "by  reason  of 
age,"  in  1758. 

Ebenezer  Fiske  oi  Wenham  husbandman  bought  of  Thomas  Kimball  of  Mar- 
blehead  Taylor  &  wife  Hannah  for  100  pounds  a  certain  dwelling  house  &  barn 
and  ten  acres  of  land  by  measure  and  two  acres  of  meadow  and  two  rights  in 
ye  great  swamp  on  the  east  side  of  ye  highway  all  situated  lying  and  being  within 
ye  bounds  of  Wenham,  bounded  as  followeth  viz:  ye  house  and  barn  &  ten  acres 
of  land  bounds  Eastwardly  and  Northwardly  upon  land  of  Thomas  Kimball  sen'r 
and  westwardly  upon  land  of  John  Batchelder  and  southwardly  upon  ye  highway  & 
ye  said  meadow  is  bounded  eastwardly  upon  meadow  of  Wm.  Roger  &  north- 
wardly upon  Meadow  of  John  Gotts  &  westwardly  upon  meadow  of  said  Fiske 
and  Southwardly  upon  meadow  of  Saml  Kimball,  ye  said  two  right  in  ye  great 
Swamp  is  ye  one  eight  part  of  ye  7th  division  and  ye  one  eight  part  of  ye  8th 
division  both  division  on  ye  east  side  of  ye  highway  in  ye  great  swamp  as  they  are 
entered  in  Wenham  town  Books  To  have  &c.  Dec.  13  1720.  Acknowleged 
Jaa  u    1720-1. 

Ebenezer  Fiske  of  Wenham,  husbandman,  made  his  will  July  18,  1764,  which 
was  proved  Oct.  28,  1771.  Inventory  taken  Oct.  31,  1771.  Legatees  son  Ebenezer 
Fiske,  son  Jacob  Fiske,  granddaughter  Sarah,  dau.  of  dau.  Sarah  Moulton,  deed., 
to  have  among  other  things  all  the  household  goods  that  was  my  first  wife's, 
Daughters  Elizabeth  Bradstreet.  Mary  Law,  Mercy  Perkins,  Lucy  White.  Son 
Wm.  Fiske  to  have  the  homestead,  Bible,  etc.,  and  to  be  executor. 

He  d.  Sept.  30,  1771,  ae.  93;  res.  Wenham,  Mass. 

355.  i.         SARAH,  b.  July  15,  171 1;  m.  Feb.  23,  1733,  Samuel  Moulton,  of 

Ipswich.  Ch.:  Abel,  b.  Aug.  28,  1741.  She  d.  before  her 
father  was  deceased  in  1771. 

356.  ii.      JONATHAN,  b.  Dec.  11,  1713;  d.  unm.  Sept.  22,  1737. 

357.  iii.      EBENEZER,  b.  July  2,  1716;  m.  Dorcas  Tyler. 

358.  iv.      ELIZABETH,  b.   Oct.   12,   1718;  m.  Dec.  23,   1742,  John  Brad- 

street,  of  Topsfield.  He  was  son  of  Simon  and  Elizabeth 
(Capen)  Bradstreet  and  grandson  of  John  Bradstreet,  youngest 
son  of  the  Governor.  Simon  was  b.  April  14,  1682.  Elizabeth 
Capen,  whom  he  married  Nov.  12,  171 1,  was  daughter  of  Rev. 
Joseph  Capen.  John  (2),  b.  July  22,  1653;  m.  June  11,  1677,  Sarah 
Perkins.  He  d.  in  Topsfield  Jan.  11,  1718.  The  Governor, 
Simon  Bradstreet,  b.  Lincoln,  Eng.,  March,  1603,  Sec.  of  Mass. 
Colony  1630-43;  assistant,  1630-78;  Deputy,  Gov.,  1678-79; 
Governor,  1679-86  and  1689-92;  d.  Salem  March,  1697.  John 
and  Elizabeth  had  Priscilla,  who  m.  John  Killam,  of  Topsfield. 

359.  V.       JACOB,  b.  Dec.  26,  1721;  m.  Elizabeth  Lampson. 

360.  vi.      MARY,  b.  Jan.  2T,  1723;  m.  March  9,  1742,  Nathaniel  Lowe,  of 


361.  vii.    WILLIAM,  b.  Nov.  30,  1726;  m.  Susannah  Batchelder. 

362.  viii.    MERCY,  b.  March  9,  1728;  m.  March  10,  1752,  David  Perkins, 

of  Topsfield. 

363.  ix.      LUCY,   b.   April  22,   1732;   m.   Jan.   4,   1757,   Thomas  White,   of 


262.  SAMUEL  FISKE  (Samuel,  William,  John,  William,  Robert,  Simon, 
Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Wenham,  Mass.;  m.  Sarah  Reddington;  d.  Oct.  6, 
1748.  He  was  b.  in  Wenham,  but  located  in  Boxford  in  1705  on  property  inher- 
ited by  him. 

At  a  meeting  of  the  proprietors  of  the  common  lands  in  Boxford  Sept.  18. 
1710,  it  was  voted:  "whear  as  Richard  Kimbol  Eapharam  dorman  and  Sammeueal 
fisk  doe  appear  to  Seat  vp  a  Saw-mill  vpon  the  fishing  broock  with  ouer  Consent 
and  incorigment  wee  the — propriatoers  doe  freely  consent  that  thes  thre  men  shall 
seat  vp  a  sawmill  vpon  the  foels  by  Josaph  Bixbes  houes  also  wee  doe  freely  give 
them  the  veas  of  as  much  of  our  land  as  they  need  for  flowing  and  a  yeard  to  lay 
thair  louges  and  hordes  and  timber  vpon  for  the  ves  above  so  long  as  thay  or 
thair  heaiers  or  Sucksessors  shal  keep  vp  a  going  mill  and  for  the  trew  perform- 
enc  of  what  is  promised  on  our  sied  wee  doe  biend  our  selves  heariers  and  suck- 
seeaers  to  the  above  mentioned  Kimbol  dorman  and  fisck  and  thair  lawful  suck- 
sessaers  that  thay  shal  peassabelly  in  Joye  the  ves  of  the  land  above  said  with  out 


anney  molistation  from  vs  or  anney  from  by  or  vnder  us."  He  was  selectman  in 
1709  and  1710. 

Samuel  Fiske  and  wife  Sarah  and  Thomas  Reddingtonof  Boxford  Sold  to  John 
Howe  of  same  town  7  acres  of  meadow  "lying  partly  in  Salem  and  partly  in 
Andover,  bounded  as  followeth  at  ye  Northeast  corner  with  a  great  Rock  with 
a  heep  of  stones  at  it  easterly  to  a  Maple  tree  mar  keed  with  stones  at  it  so  by 
fullers  Swamp  to  a  white  Oak  markeed  with  stones  at  it  by  upland  in  Andover 
bounds  to  ye  great  rock  first  mentioned  this  seven  acres  abovesaid  be  it  more 
or  less  it  lyes  partly  in  Salem  an  partly  in  Andover"  May  17,  1715  V  36  p.  lOl.        , 

Sam'l  Fiske  of  Wenham  yeoman  sold  to  his  son  Sam'l  Fiske  "all  ye  one  half 
of  all  my  houseing  &  lands  lying  within  ye  bounds  of  Boxford  the  grantor  men- 
tions son  John  who  was  to  share  equally  in  other  estate  with  this  son  Sam'l  Dated 
May  9  1 7 16. 

Samuel  Fiske  husbandmen  and  Margaret  Reddington  Singlewoman  both  of 
Boxford  Sold  to  Joseph  &  Nathl  Symonds  both  of  Boxford  husbandmen  40  acres 
in  Boxford  bounded  at  the  western  Corner  a  white  oak  tree  *  *  *  Northerly  by 
the  meadow  of  Capt  John  Peabody  to  a  red  oak  tree  *  *  *  Easterly  by  the 
land  of  Thos  Cummins  to  a  stake  &  heepit  stones  Southerly  by  the  Land  of 
Nath'  Symonds  Thos  Gould  *  *  Westerly  by  the  land  of  Thos  Reddington  &  a 
piece  of  Reddington's  meadow  of  Tho  Symonds  Dec  20  1717.  Margaret  Redding- 
ton was  alive  Apr  20  1723  Court  Session. 

Samuel  Fiske  of  Boxford,  admr.,  was  granted  to  his  brother  John  Fiske  and 
brother-in-law  Thomas  Reddington  Sept.  29,  1719.  Inventory  of  his  estate  taken 
Oct.  5,  1719.  House,  barn,  orchard  and  about  50  acres  of  land  and  100  acres  of 
wood  land,  tobacco,  bees,  hemp,  books,  etc.,  amount  £184  los.  3d.  Made  oath  to 
by  Thomas  Reddington,  one  of  the  admrs.,  Oct.  19,  1719.  Samuel's  estate  was 
divided  into  five  parts  and  the  return  to  court  was  made  Oct.  14,  1728.  It  was 
done  by  Samuel  Foster,  Jere,  Perley,  Nathan  Peabody  and  John  Stiles  committee. 
Viz  to  son  Samuel  who  had  two  shares  or  5th  parts  which  was  bounded — "Be- 
ginning at  a  stake  &  stones  near  the  Fishing  Brook  running  southerly  by  land 
formerly  John  Fisk's  deed  to  a  stake  &  stones  near  the  house.  Then  westwardly 
about  a  rod  &  half  to  a  stake  &  stones,  then  southerly  by  land  of  said  John  Fisk 
deceased  to  a  stake  &  stones  near  the  Hills,  then  more  westerly  to  a  stake  & 
stones  near  the  strippet  then  Northwesterly  to  a  walnut  tree.  Then  south- 
westerly over  the  strippet  to  a  stake  &  stones  more  southerly  to  a  white  oak  tree 
marked  &  so  on  to  Redingtons  meadow  this  line  being  bounded  all  the  way  back 
by  land  of  the  said  John  Fisk  deceased  then  turning  south  easterly  by  the 
meadow  as  it  goes  to  Ford-way  *  *  *  running  by  John  Stiles's  land  *  *  *  by 
land  laid  out  to  Sarah  *  *  to  the  fishing  brook,  then  northerly  by  the  brook  & 
land  improved  by  Jona.  Byxby  to  the  first  mentioned  stake  &  stones  the  house 
&  barn  being  within  the  above  said  bounds.  Likewise  was  laid  out  to  said  Sam'l 
a  wood  lot  lying  between  Redingtons  meadow  &  Andover  line  containing  about 
2j^  acres  bounded  south  by  John  Stiles's  meadow,  by  land  of  Elias  Smith  &  the 
heirs  of  John  Fiske  deceased. 

To  Sarah  Fisk  a  daughter  had  a  lot  next  to  Samls  by  Fishing  brook  John 
Stiles  land  by  Saml  between  Reddington  meadow  &  Andover  line  a  wood  lot  near 
Timothy  Stiles's  house  bounded  by  Fishing  brook  &c,  4^  acres  in  Long  meadow 
bounded  by  meadows  of  Thos.  Redington,  John  Stiles  &  upland.  To  Mary 
another  daughter  a  house  lot  on  Northerly  side  of  Fishing  brook  bounded — 
running  by  an  Old  Cellar,  &  by  John  Buswell's  land  and  a  wood  lot  between 
Reddings  meadow  &  Andover  line  also  her  fathers  Right  in  18  acres  owned  by 
her  father  &  Richard  Kimball  in  two  pieces  one  laying  between  Lord  &  Asslebee 
meadows,  and  the  other  between  Andover  line  &  Rock  Brook,  also  she  had  two 
acres  in  Dirty  meadow  bounded  by  John  Buswell  s  meadow  &  meadow  of  Richd 

To  Hannah  another  daughter  who  had  a  house  lot  on  Fishing  Brook  by 
Mary's  land,  land  of  John  Buswell  &  Tho  Redington,  ^  of  a  wood  lot  of  22 
acres  behind  the  meetinghouse  which  her  father  owned  in  partnership  with  Thos. 
Redington,  and  1-3  of  a  wood  lot  of  30  acres  on  the  Norwesterly  side  of  Cold 
water  meadow  lying  in  partnership  with  Thos.  Redington  also  J4  part  of  a  wood 
lot  of  22  acres  in  Wade's  Neck  owned  also  with  Tho.  Redington,  also  a  Right 
left  in  a  lot  between  Pickard's  &  Maple  meadow  &  Dea.  Timothy  Foster's  land, 
she  also  had  2^  acres  in  Dirty  meadow  bounded  by  upland  Richard  Kimball's 


meadow  Mary's  meadow  &  George  Byxby,  also  all  her  father  had  in  Rowley  marsh. 
Acct.  of  the  Admr  June  lo,  1728  rendered  to  Court 

Childrens  guardians  were  for  Mary  aged  about  18  years  &  Sarah  aged  about 
16  years.  When  appointed  Oct.  28,  1728,  was  Wm  Fisk  of  Boxford  to  whom 
Mary  gives  a  receipt  Apr.  24,  1732,  signed  by  herself  Mary  btickney  and  Jonathan 
Stickney  of  "our  portion  of  our  fathers  estate,"  &  for  Samuel  aged  abt  13.  When 
appointed  same  time  Oct.  28,  1728  was  Thomas  Reddington  of  Boxford  who  ren- 
dered his  account  of  guardianship  Aug.  3,  1733  Says  he  "paid  to  widow  Martha 
Gould  £3  to  make  good  ye  title  to  ye  said  child"  and  in  his  stead  Wm.  Fisk  of 
Rowley  was  appointed  guardian  of  him  with  Jonathan  Stickney  for  bondsman. 

Samuel  Fiske  of  Boxford  deceased  husbandman,  his  admr,  was  Thomas  Red- 
dington of  Boxford  husbandman.  Especially  in  consideration  that  Wm.  Fiske 
of  Rowley  husbandmen  &  Abigail  Fiske  widow  &  relict  of  John  Fiske  late  of  said 
Boxford  died  as  admrs  on  said  John  Fiske  estate  have  before  the  ensealing  hereof 
signed  an  instrument  whereby  they  have  in  the  behalf  of  ye  heirs  of  ye  said  John 
Fiske  acquitted  their  right  to  the  respective  parcels  of  land  as  is  therein  described. 
Have  given,  granted,  released  and  confirmed  all  my  right,  title  property  claim, 
challenge,  pretence  and  demand  which  I  ye  said  Thomas  Reddington  or  ye  heirs 
of  Samuel  Fiske  aforesaid  have  or  may  have  unto  ye  lands  and  Housen  here- 
after described  lying  &  being  in  ye  township  of  Boxford  aforesaid  containing  by 
estimation  about  three  acres  in  the  whole  being  the  one  half  of  what  ye  said 
Sam'l  &  John  Fisk  had  given  them  by  their  father  Samuel  Fisk  late  of  Wenham 
deceased  by  Deed  and  which  deed  ye  above  said  grantor  did  Improve  &  authorize 
the  admr  of  his  said  sons  to  divide  the  above  said  premises  when  ever  desired 
and  we  being  now  sensable  of  ye  necessity  of  a  division  proceed  accordingly  in 
behalf  of  ye  aforesaid  heirs  and  that  which  fell  to  ye  heirs  of  ye  said  John  Fisk 
and  hereby  aquitted  is  butted  &  bounded  as  followeth  Beginning  at  a  stake  & 
stones  at  the  fishing  Brook  running  Southerly  to  a  stake  &  stones  near  the  house 
wherein  ye  above  said  Sam'l  Fisk  dwelt  Then  Westerly  about  a  Rod  &  half  to 
another  stake  &  stones.  Then  Southerly  to  another  stake  &  stones  near  ye  edge 
of  ye  plain  by  the  Hills,  then  a  little  more  westerly  to  a  stake  &  stones  then  nor- 
westerly  to  a  little  walnut  &c.  Furthermore  I  ye  said  Tho.  Redington  in  ye 
above  said  Capacity  do  give  liberty  to  ye  said  Wm  &  Abigail  Fisk  &  ye  heirs 
of  John  Fsk  aforesaid  to  pass  over  ye  lands  belonging  to  ye  Heirs  of  Sam'l  Fsk 
aforesaid  &c    Witnessed  by  Amos  Jewett  &  Cahran  Stevart  Oct  19  1727. 

He  d.  in  1719;  res.  Boxford,  Mass. 

364.  i.         MARY.  b.  1710;  m.  Jan.  30,  1731,  Jonathan  Stickney. 

365.  ii.        SARAH,  b.  1713;  m.  Dec.  19,  1741,  Charles  Stewart,  of  Rowley. 

366.  iii.       HANNAH,  b.  June  6,  1707. 

367.  iv.       SAMUEL,  b.  Apr.  10,  1716;  m.  Judith  Noyes. 

263.     JOHN    FISKE    (Samuel,    William,    John,    William,    Robert,    Simon, 

Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  ;  m.  (int.)  Dec.  22,  1710,  Abigail  Poor.     She 

m.  2d,  Oct.  15,  1727,  Thomas  Holt,  of  Andover.  Soon  after  his  marriage,  in  171 1, 
he  located  on  land  inherited  by  him  in  Boxford,  where  he  d.  He  was  a  hus- 
bandman.    His  estate  was  admr.  upon  Feb.  10,  1725. 

Wm  Fisk  of  Rowley  &  Abigail  Fisk  widow  of  John  Fisk  late  of  Boxford  as 
Admrs  of  the  est  of  John  Fisk  aforesaid  acting  as  such  but  especially  in  consid- 
eration that  Thomas  Reddington  of  Boxford  admr  of  the  est.  of  Sam!  Fisk  late 
of  Boxford  deed  hath  signed  an  instrument  where  of  he  in  the  behalf  of  the  heirs 
of  Sam'l  Fisk  aforesaid  hath  aquitted  their  right  to  *  *  land  as  is  there  in 
described  *  *  being  in  the  township  of  Boxford  containing  in  the  whole  about 
three  hundred  acres  *  *  being  the  one  half  of  that  the  said  Saml  &  John  Fisk  had 
given  them  by  their  father  Sam'l  Fisk  late  of  Wenham  deceased  by  deed  in  which 
Deed  ye  above  said  grantor  did  Impower  &  authorize  the  admrs  of  his  said  sons 
to  divide  ye  above  said  premises  whensoever  desired  &  we  being  now  sensible  of 
the  necessity  of  a  division  proceed  accordingly  in  behalf  of  the  aforesaid  heirs 
and  that  which  fell  to  the  heirs  of  said  Sam'l  Fisk  and  is  hereby  aquitted  is  butted 
&  bounded  by  Andover  line  Fishing  brook  Reddings  Meadow  &c  &c 
Oct.  19  1727. 

Sam'l  Fiske  &  ac  of  Wenham  recieved  a  deed  of  Martha  Gould  of  Stonham 
wid.  of  John  Gould  late  of  Charlestown  in  consideration  of  ye  sum  of  fifty  pounds 
formerly  Paid  by  Sam'l  Fisk  of  Wenham  to  her  sd  husband  *  *  also  of  9  pounds 


paid  by  Wm  Fisk  &  Thos  Redington  guardians  for  the  children  of  Sam'l  Fisk  & 
John  Fisk  late  of  Boxford — She  confirms  &c  unto  Saml  &  Sarah  Fisk  ye  children 
of  sd  Sam'l  Fisk  deed  &  unto  John  Fisk  &  Phebe  Fisk  children  of  said  John  Fisk 
deed  all  her  right  &c  land  in  Boxford  loo  acres  it  being  ^  of  ^  part  of  land 
formerly  given  to  the  grantor's  father  John  Reddington  by  Zacheus  Gould  of 
Topsfield  the  whole  tract  bounded  by  Andover  line  Long  Meadow  Fishing  brook 

&c  Aug.  17  1731-  ,  ,      J 

The  inventory  of  his  estate  was  taken  Feb.  10,  1725,  about  100  acres  of  land, 
with  housing  on  it,  etc.,  made  oath  to  by  Wm.  Fiske,  the  admr.,  Mar.  29,  1725, 
John  Fiske  and  Phebe  Fiske  about  fifteen  years  of  age.  She  made  choice  of 
Wm.  Fiske  to  be  her  guardian,  Nov.  6,  1727.  At  this  time  he  was  also  appointed 
guardian  of  John.  The  daughter  Phebe  gives  a  receipt  to  her  guardian,  Wm. 
Fiske,  of  Rowley,  signed  Phebe  Abbott,  with  John  Abbott,  Jr.,  and  they  say  that 
they  had  received  in  full  of  "our  portion  of  our  father  John  Fiske's  estate." 
He  d.  Dec.  24,  1724;  res.  Andover  and  Boxford,  Mass. 

368.  i.         PHEBE,  b.  ;  m.  Sept.  20,  1732,  John  Abbott,  Jr.,  of  An- 


369.  ii.      JOHN,  b.  Dec.  30,  1715;  m.  Mary  Bridges. 

264.     DEA.   WILLIAM   FISKE   (Samuel,   William,  John,  William,   Robert, 

Simon,   Simon,   William,   Symond),   b.   Wenham,    Mass.,  ;   m.   m   Boxford 

Dec.  4,  171 1,  Rebecca  Reddington,  of  Boxford;  d.  July  24,  1743;  m.  2d,  Jan.  6,  1744, 
Lydia  Thurston,  of  Rowley,  b.  1699;  d.  July  25,  1753;  m.  3d,  Dec  19  I753  Bethiah 
Goodrich,  of  Newbury. 

He  was  born  in  Wenham,  but  settled  on  property  in  Rowley  left  him  by  his 
father.  He  was  Deacon  in  the  Congregational  church  there  and  a  man  of  influence 
and  standing  in  the  community.  He  had  thiee  wives  and  several  children,  but  did 
not  leave  any  male  heirs  among  them,  as  appears  by  will  dated  1765.  Arnong  his 
numerous  legatees  were  the  sons  of  Daniel,  of  Upton,  deceased.  He  joined  the 
Rowley  church  Oct.  4,  1732.  His  wife  was  admitted  Dec.  4,  1732,  from  the  church 
in  Byfield  parish.     He  was  treasurer  of  the  church  in  1750. 

Wm.  Fiske  of  Rowley  bought  of  Isaac  Hardy  yeoman  and  wife  Esther  of 
Bradford,  ^1/4  acres  of  Salt  meadow  on  Cow  bridge  Creek  in  Rowley  bounded 
by  James  Todd  land  formerly  John  Stickney  of  Rowley  which  meadow  come  by 
ye  said  Esther  and  was  formerly  her  father  Barker's.     May  10,  1721. 

Wm.  Fiske  of  Rowley  bought  two  acres  marsh  of  John  Boynton  of  Newbury 
which  was  B.s  father  and  given  to  granter  by  dec'd  June  1713  bounded  by  Bs 
meadow  and  on  Falls  River.     Mar.  22,  1722. 

Dea.  William  Fiske,  of  Rowley,  yeoman,  "being  advanced  in  old  age,"  made 
his  will  May  23,  1764,  which  was  proved  Feb.  14,  1765,  by  Mary  Clarke,  Elizabeth 
Clarke  and  Daniel  Clarke.  The  inventory  of  the  estate  was  taken  May  14,  1765, 
by  Jere  Searl,  Jere  Jewett  and  Jere  Poor,  and  made  oath  to  by  Samul  Keezer. 
Real  Estate  homestead,  woodlots,  salt  marsh  in  Rowley  and  Newbury.  Wife 
Bethiah  was  to  have  "all  the  goods  and  estate  I  had  with  her  that  were  hers  afore 
I  married  her,  etc."  He  gave  to  Sarah,  widow  of  Charles  Stewart,  late  of  Lan- 
caster, deed.  To  the  two  daughters  of  Samuel  Fisk  late  of  Boxford,  deed.  .To 
Abigail  Goodridge,  his  daughter-in-law  to  be  paid  after  her  mother's  decease. 
To  the  children  of  Jonathan  Stickney,  of  Rowley,  deed.,  two  lots  of  land  ex- 
cepting some  fenced  in  to  the  homestead,  one  purchased  of  Thomas  Lambert,  Esq., 
and  the  other  of  Capt.  John  Northand.  To  Phebe  Abbott,  of  Andover.  To  John 
Fiske  of  Andover.  To  Joseph  Stickney  of  Boxford.  To  Hannah  wife  of  John 
Todd.  To  Hannah  wife  of  Zacheus  Boynton,  of  Lancaster.  To  the  sons  of 
Daniel  Fiske,  late  of  Upton,  deed.  To  Samuel  Kezar,  of  Rowley,  the  residue  of 
his  estate  and  he  to  be  executor  of  the  will. 
He  d.  about  1765;  res.  Rowley,  Mass. 

265.     DANIEL   FISKE   (Samuel,   William,   John,   William,    Robert,    Simon, 

Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  ;  m.  in  Beverly  July  2,  1717,  Sarah  Fuller,  of 


In  1638,  Thomas  Fuller,  who  belonged  to  a  family  of  high  social  standing  in 
England,  came  over  to  this  country  on  a  tour  of  observation,  not  intending  to 
«tay.  While  in  Cambridge  he  became  a  convert  to  Puritanism,  under  the  eloquent 
preaching  of  Rev.  Thomas  Shepard,  a  famous  Colonial  divine,  and  at  once  re- 
solved to  cast  in  his  lot  with  his  brethren  of  that  faith  in  the  New  World.     He 


purchased  a  large  tract  of  land  in  New  Salem  (afterward  Middleton)  and  having 
married  Elizabeth  Tidd,  of  Woburn,  he  settled  upon  his  handsome  estate  and  died 
in  1698,  leaving  sons  Thomas,  Benjamin  and  Jacob,  and  several  daughters.  His 
youngest  son,  Jacob  Fuller,  born  in  1655,  married  Mary  Bacon  and  settled  on  the 
paternal  homestead.  Their  five  children  were  named  Mary,  Elizabeth,  Edward, 
Sarah  and  Jacob.  Two  of  these,  Elizabeth  and  Sarah,  married  Fiskes  (Ebenezer 
and  Daniel,  of  Wenham).  Their  uncle,  Benjamin  Fuller,  was  the  father  of  Rev. 
Daniel  Fuller,  of  Gloucester,  and  also  of  Col.  Archelaus  Fuller,  who  commanded 
a  section  of  the  American  forces  at  the  battle  of  Bennington. 

Fiske  was  born  in  Wenham,  where  he  continued  to  reside  until  1748,  when  he 
moved  to  Upton,  Worcester  Co.,  where  he  was  an  early  settler.  His  children  were 
all  born  in  Wenham.  He  made  his  will  Feb.  6,  1754,  probated  in  1761,  mentions 
wife  Sarah  and  all  his  living  children. 

Daniel  Fiske  of  Wenham  husbandman  &  Theophs  Rix  of  W  Taylor  had  re- 
leased &  quit  claimed  to  them  by  John  Newman  of  Glocester  trader  a  certain 
tract  of  land  in  Wenham  containmg  20  acres  "which  land  was  bought  by  one 
Sam'l  Fiske  Theophilus  Rix  of  my  bond  father  John  Newman  Esq.  in  his  life 
time  To  have  &  to  hold  ye  said  tract  of  land  as  butted  &  bounded  in  their  ye  said 
Saml  Fiske's  and  Theophilus  Rix's  Deed  bearing  Dates  June  ye  16  1692,  to  them 
ye  said  Theophilus  Rix  and  Daniel  Fiske  their  heirs  &c.  Witnessed  by  Wm.  & 
Benj    Fisk  Feb    24    1 720-1. 

He  d.  1761;  res.  Wenham  and  Upton,  Mass. 

SAMUEL,  b.  Feb.  14,  1728;  m.  Sarah  Partridge. 

DANIEL,   b.  June  17,  1718;  m.  Zilpah  Tyler. 

HANNAH,  b.  May  16,  1721;  m.  in  Wenham  July  6,  1742,  Eben- 
ezer Ober. 

BENJAMIN,   b.   May  7,    1724;   m.   Rebecca  and  Keziah 

SARAH,  b.  March  20,  1730;  m.  Dec.  17,  1755,  in  Upton,  Eben- 
ezer Walker,    of   Upton. 

WILLIAM,  b.  April  14,  1733;  m.  Jemima  Adams. 

JOSIAH,  b.  Feb.  2,  1734:  m.  Sarah  Barber,  Lydia  Daniels  and 
Elizabeth  Gore. 

MARTHA,  b.  April  8,  1738;  m.  April  24,  1760,  in  Upton,  Perin 

SARAH,  b.  Dec.  6,  1719;  d.  Feb.  i,  1720. 

PHEBE,  b.  Oct.  5,  1726;  d.  Nov.  18,  1726. 

SARAH,  b.  March  5,  1722;  d.  March  31,  1723. 

269.  SAMUEL  FISKE  (Joseph,  William,  John,  William,  Robert,  Simon, 
Simon,  William,  Syniond),  b.  Swanzey,  Mass.,  July  5,  1680;  m.  in  Rehoboth, 
March  16,  1704,  Mehitable  Wheaton.  She  d.  before  1716,  for  at  that  time  he  had 
married  again,  and  his  wife's  name  was  Elizabeth  .  He  was  born  in  Swan- 
zey. Later  he  moved  to  Rehoboth  and  finally  located  in  Johnstown,  R.  I.,  where 
he  died.  He  was  possessed  of  quite  a  large  property  at  his  death.  He  generally 
was  called  "Yeoman,"  but  once  or  twice  in  deeds  is  called  "Cordwainer."  1703, 
Dec.  18,  He  bought  land  in  Providence  of  Ephrami  Pierce,  of  Swanzey,  Mass. 
1709,  Sept.  8,  he  bought  land  of  Zuriel  Hall.  1744,  Oct.  13,  he  deeded  land  to  son 
Joseph  for  love  and  affection.  1756,  May  9,  he  sold  to  Joseph  Fiske  for  £2,000 
homestead  farm  of  55  acres  in  Providence  and  two  lots  of  land  in  Scituate  con- 
taining 34  acres,  and  %  of  certain  undivided  land.  The  homestead  was  in  that 
part  of  Providence  that  subsequently  (1759)  was  set  off  as  town  of  Johnston. 
1757,  he  took  administration  on  the  estate  of  his  son  Ezekiel  Fiske.  He  was  un- 
doubtedly the  father  also  of  Phineas  Fiske,  who  married  Mary  Colwell  in  Provi- 
dence 1729,  Jan.  19.  [The  above  Samuel  Fiske  was  probably  a  brother  of  Benjamin 
Fiske,  who  early  settled  in  Scituate.  R.  I.,  and  had  wife  Abigail,  daughter  Eliz- 
abeth, born  1709,  sons  Hezekiah,  Benjamin  Jr.,  Noah,  Daniel,  Job,  John,  (and 
other  daughters  Mary,  Freelove  and  Abigail,  besides  Elizabeth,  first  referred  to.] 
J.  O.  Austin.  Prov.  R.  I.       This  is  not  so;  see  elsewhere. 

He  d.  after  1757  and  before  1763;  res.  Swanzey,  Mass.,  Providence  and  Johns- 
town, R.  I. 

381.  iv.      DANIEL,  b.  May  10,  1710;  m.  Mercy  Stone  and  Sarah  Stewart. 

382.  iii.      JOSEPH,  b.  June  8,  1708;  m.  Freelove  Fiske. 

383.  ii.       PATIENCE,  b.   March  28,   1706.  •  V 














384.  V.        EZEKIEL,  b. .  He  died  Dec.  28,  1757,  and  the  administra- 

tion of  his  estate  was  granted  to  his  father  Samuel. 

385.  i.        PHINEHAS,  b.  ;  m.   Mary  Colwell. 

278.  JOHN  FISKE  (John,  Nathaniel,  WilHam,  Robert,  Simon,  Simon, 
William,  Symond),  b.  Watertown,  Nov.  20,  1655;  m.  Dec.  9,  1679,  Abigail  Parks, 
dau.  of  Thomas  and  Abigail  (Dix);  b.  March  3,  1658;  m.  2d,  Jan.  7,  1699,  Hannah 
Richards;  d.  1714. 

He  was  a  husbandman.  May  23,  1697.  John  and  wife  Abigail  for  £10-10-0 
sold  to  John  Ward  of  Newton,  turner,  131^  acres  in  Newton,  probably  inherited 
from  her  father.  Gravestone  inscription  in  Waltham  grave  yard:  Here  lyes 
the  Body  of  Mr.  John  Fiske  Who  Dec'd  Jan  ye  6th  1718  in  ye  63rd  year  of  His  age." 

He  was  made  a  freeman  April  18,  1690.  His  will  is  dated  June  6,  1709,  and 
proved  June  23,  1718.  His  son  John  was  sole  executor  and  he  gave  all  his  real 
estate  to  his  wife  Hannah.  He  was  a  husbandman.  He  d.  Jan.  6,  1718;  res. 
Watertown  and  Waltham,  Mass. 

386.  i.        ABIGAIL,   b.   June   12,    1684;   m.   Feb.   24,    1701,  John   Stearns. 

He  was  of  Wat.  Settled  on  his  father's  homestead,  where  he 
was  b.  June  24,  1677.  Inventory  of  his  estate,  administrator 
his  widow  Abigail,  in  1735  £952-3-10.  In  the  settlement  of  the 
estate  mention  is  made  of  the  heirs  of  Peter  and  James.  Ch. : 
John,  b.  Nov.  18,  1702,  m.  Anna  Coolidge,  res.  Wat.  and  West- 
minster; Josiah,  b.  Oct.  14,  1704,  m.  Susanna  Ball,  Dorothy 
Prentice  and  Mary  Bowman,  res.  Wat.;  Joseph,  b.  July,  1706, 
d.  unm.  insane  April  11,  1756;  Abigail,  b.  June  3,  1708,  m. 
Col.  Benjamin  Bellows,  res.  Lunenburg  and  Walpole,  N.  H. ; 
David,  b.  Dec.  24,  1709,  m.  Ruth  Hubbard.  He  gr.  Harvard 
Coll.  1728,  was  a  minister  in  Lunenburg.  After  his  death 
she  m.  Nov.  9,  1768,  Rev.  Aaron  Whitney,  of  Petersham,  gr. 
Harvard  Coll.  1737.  They  d.  in  Keene,  N.  H.;  Thomas,  b. 
•Oct.  8,  171 1,  m.  Hannah  Clarke,  of  Newton,  res.  Westminster, 
and  m.  2d,  Lydia  Hilton.  He  was  a  Deacon  and  d.  s.  p.; 
James,  b.   1713,   d.   1713;   Hannah,  b.   Dec.  20,    1713,  m.   Dea. 

Samuel    Johnson,    of    Lunenburg;    Benjamin,    b.    ,    m. 

Anna  Taylor,  res.  Lunenburg;  Peter,  m.  and  left  des.;  William, 
b.  Mar.  11,  1717,  m.  Elizabeth  Johnson,  was  a  Deacon,  res. 
Lunenburg;  Lydia,  b.  Oct.  7,  1719,  m.  Joshua  Goodrich,  of 
Lunenburg;  James,  b.  July  9,  1721,  d.  young;  Lois,  b.  Jan.  18, 
1722,  m.  Jonas  White;  Abijah,  b.  Dec.  19,  1724,  m.  Sarah  Hey- 
wood,  was  a  Colonel;  res.  Lunenburg  and  d.  s.  p.  1783. 

387.  ii.       ELIZABETH,  b.  Jan.  20, 1685;  m.  Mar.  i,  1709,  Benjamin  Whitney. 

He  was  b.  Jan.  31,  1864.  His  will  is  dated  June  14,  and  was 
proved  Nov.  8,  1736.  He  d.  Oct.,  1736;  res.  Watertown,  Mass. 
Cli.:     Joseph,  b.   Dec.  3,   1710,  m.   Mary  Child;   Benjamin,  b. 

Sept.  14.  1712,  m. ;  Samuel,  b.  Nov.  22,  1715,  m. 

Mary  Clark;  Elizabeth,  b.  Mar.  9,  1718,  m.  Nov.  26,  1747,  Wil- 
liam McCune,  of  Weston.     Ch.:   Lydia,  b.   Oct.,   1748;   Isaac. 

b.   May  31,   1750.     She  prob.  m.  2d,  ;  child.     (See  her 

bro.  Samuel's  will.) 

388.  iii.      JOHN,  b.  May  15,   1687;  m.  Mary  Whitney  and  Elizabeth  Chi- 


389.  iv.      JONATHAN,  bap.  Nov.  25,  1688;  d.  in  infancy. 

390.  v.       JONATHAN,   bap.    Dec.   8,    1689;   m.    Lydia   Bemis. 

391.  vi.      HEPZIBAH,  b  Jan.  13,  1693;  m.  Dec.  8,  171S,  George  Harring- 

ton. He  was  b.  Aug.  31,  1695.  She  d.  Mar.  26,  1736;  res. 
Wat.  Hannah,  b.  July  31,  1716,  m.  William  Whitney,  Jr.,  of 
Weston;  Elisha,  b.  Aug.  27,  1717,  d.  1719;  Abigail,  b.  Oct.  4, 
1718;  John,  b.  Dec.  14,  1719,  m.  Sarah  Barnard;  Lydia,  b. 
Feb.  12,  1720;  Elisha,  b.  Nov.  19,  1722;  Seth,  b.  June  22,  1724; 
Benjamin,  b.  Sept.  29,  1725,  m.  Elizabeth  Pierce;  Sarah,  b. 
Oct.  21,  1727;  Seth,  b.  Sept.  25,  1728;  Mercy,  b.  Feb.  7,  1730; 
Rnnire.  b.   Oct.  .-^o,  1733;  Susana,  b.  Jan.  9,  1735. 

392.  vii.     DAUGHTER,  b.  Nov.  19,  1695;  d.  Nov.  20,  1695. 













393.  viii.  DAVID,  b.  April  13,  1697;  m.  Elizabeth  Durkee. 

394.  ix.      HANNAH,  bap.  Oct.  8,  1704;  d.  July  21,  1714. 

281.  WILLIAM  FISKE  (John,  Nathaniel,  William,  Robert,  Simon,  Simon, 
William,  Symond),  b.  Wat.  Feb.  2Z,  1663;  m.  Oct.  25,  1693,  Hannah  Smith,  of 
Cambridge,  dau.  of  John  and  Mary  (Beers),  b.  Dec.  27,  1672;  d.  Dec.  7,  1728. 
He  was  selectman  in  1717.  His  will  is  dated  Feb.  18,  1734;  proved  Mar.  29,  1742. 
He  was  yeoman.  His  son  Samuel  was  executor  and  had  most  of  the  property, 
as  the  other  children  had  already  received  most  of  their  portions.  He  d.  in  1742; 
res.   Watertown,   Mass. 

WILLIAM,  b.  Aug.  24,  1694;  d.  Dec.  13,  1702. 

HANNAH,  b.  Oct.  13,  1696. 

MARY,  b.  Jan.  16,  1698;  d.  Dec.  13,  1702. 

THOMAS,  b.  Sept.  12,  1701;  m.  Mary  Pierce. 

WILLIAM,  b.  Mar.  13,  1703;  m.  Mary  Sanderson. 

JOHN,  b.  Aug.  24,  1706;  m.  Sarah  Child.  j\, 

SAMUEL,  b.  Jan.  4,  1709;  m.  Anna  Bemis.  ^..>,\'^'"''^' 

286.  LIEUT.  NATHAN  FISKE  (Nathan,  Nathaniel,  William,  Robert, 
Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Watertown  Oct.  17,  1042;  m.  Elizabeth 
Fry;  d.  May  15,  1696.  Oct.  i,  1673,  he  purchased  of  Thomas  Underwood  and  wife 
Magdalen  220  acres  of  farm  lands  in  Weston  for  £10.  His  inventory  was  £151. 
He  was  selectman  1684-88-91.  Admr.  was  granted  to  his  widow  Elizabeth  Dec.  10, 
1694.  Inventory  by  Wm.  Bond,  Senr.,  Samuel  Jennison,  Senr.,  and  Nathaniel 
Barsham,  dated  Nov.  27,  1694.  House  and  22  acres  on  both  sides  of  the  high- 
way £45,  6  acres  in  Newton  £9,  12  acres  about  Prospect  Hill  £6,  7  acres  in  Thatch- 
ers Meadow  £5,  about  250  acres  farm  land  £15.  The  220  acres  were  purchased 
as  stated  above  of  Thos.  Underwood  and  bounded  by  property  of  Anthony 
Pierce,  and  others.  An  agreement  of  his  children  dated  Nov.  23,  1696,  was  signed 
by  Nathan  Fiske;  David,  the  guardian  of  William;  James  Ball  for  Elizabeth,  his 
wife;  Edward  Park  for  his  wife;  John  Mixer  for  his  wife  and  Susanna  Fiske. 

Lt.  Nathan  Fisk  of  Watertown  Oct.  1694  admn  granted  to  Elizabeth  Fiske 
his  widow  Dec.  10  1694  the  inv  of  the  Estate  having  been  taken  Nov.  27  1694  Items 
Homestead  some  land  about  Prospect  Hill  A  division  of  the  Estate  was  divided 
among  the  heirs  Feb  21  1694-5  Viz  Elizth  the  widow  who  deceased  previous  to 
June  2  1696  when  her  thirds  was  divided  Children  Nathan — Elizth  who  was  then 
wife  of  James  Ball — Martha  then  unmarried  but  had  previous  to  June  2  1696  mar- 
ried Edward  Park — Susan  who  not  married  before  June  1696 — Abigail  then 
unmarried  but  previous  to  June  2  1696  had  married  John  Mixer — William  who 
was  alive  in  June  1696  and  his  uncle  David  Fiske  whom  he  had  appointed  when  he 
was  16  years  old  for  his  guardian  Dec.  10,  1694  was  also  alive  at  that  time. 

He  d.  Oct.  II,  1694;  res.  Watertown,  Mass. 

402.  i.         NATHAN,  b.  Feb.  9,  1665;  d.  Oct.  9,  1668. 

403.  ii.        ELIZABETH,  b.  Jan.  19,  1667;  m.  Jan.  16,  1693,  James  Ball,  b. 

Mar.  7,  1670;  was  a  weaver.  He  d.  Feb.  22,  1729.  His  will  is 
dated  Feb.  21  of  this  year.  John  Ball,  a  Concord  freeman, 
brought  with  him  from  England,  where  he  lived  in  Wiltshire, 
his  two  sons,  Nathaniel  and  John.  He  died  in  Concord,  Oct 
i>  1655.  John  Ball  married  Elizabeth  Pierce,  of  Watertown, 
Mass.,  and  had  five  children.  By  a  second  marriage  with  Eliz- 
abeth Fox  he  had  one  child.  He  (John  Ball)  was  killed  by 
Indians  at  Lancaster,  Mass.,  Sept.  10,  1675.  John  Ball,  born 
1644,  and  married  Sarah  Bullard,  a  dau.  of  Geo.  Bullard,  of 
Watertown.  They  had  seven  children.  He  was  by  trade  a 
weaver,  and  died  May  8,  1722.  James  Ball,  born  in  Water- 
town,  1670.  He  m.  Elizabeth  Fisk.  Ch. :  James,  b.  Feb.  2,  1694; 

m.  Sarah  ;  res.  Ball  Hill,  Northboro,  Mass.     Nathan,  b. 

Feb.  28,  1695;  d.  Northboro,  1768.  John,  b.  July  22,  1697;  m. 
Abigail  Harrington  and  Lydia  Perry;  res.  Worcester,  and  he 
d.  there  1756.  Elizabeth,  b.  Apr.  2,  1699;  d.  1703.  Sarah,  b. 
Sept.  21,  1700;  m.  Aug.  5,  1724,  Daniel  Hastings;  ch.  Sarah, 
Stephen.  Hannah,  Daniel,  Elizabeth,  John,  Elizabeth,  John, 
David,  Hannah.  Daniel  Hastings  m.  Priscilla  Keyes,  Aug. 
16,  1753.     Their  children  were  Ruth,  Elizabeth,  Daniel,  Henry; 


Henry  Hastings,  b.  Sept.  3,  1758,  m.  Abigail  Hawes,  July  15, 

u'  ^  1785.     Their  children  were  Amherst,  Daniel,  Lois,  Elizabeth; 

^  ^-  Lois  Hastings,  b.  May  29,  1796,  m.  Asaph  Browning,  Apr.  9, 

^."^  1816.     Their  children  were  Louise,  Silas,  Abigail,  Clara,  Asaph, 

Mary  Louise;  Abigail  Hastings,  b.  Feb.  19,  1824,  m.   Henry 

Endicott.      Their    children    died    in    infancy    except     Emma 

Endicott,    who    was    b.    Jan.    20,    1854;    m.    Joseph    Mason 

Marean,  Jan.  20,  1876,  and  whose  children  are  Edith,  Henry 

Endicott,   Parker  Endicott,   Mason  Browning,   and   Endicott; 

res.  46  Brewster  street,  Cambridge,  Mass.    Abigail,  b.  June  5, 

1702;  m.  Dea.  Jonathan  Livermore.     Elizabeth,  b.  Apr.  9,  1705; 

m.  Thomas  Fuller;  res.  Newton.     Susanna,  b.  Mar.   16,  1707; 

m.  Josiah  Stearns.     She  d.  1740. 

404.  iii.       MARTHA,  b.  Jan.  12,  1670;  m.  Mar.  13,  1694,  Edward  Park,  b. 

Apr.  8,  1661,  son  of  Thomas  and  grandson  of  Richard  of  Camb., 
the  emigrant;  res.  Newton;  ch.,  Edward,  bap.  July  8,  1744. 

405.  iv.       NATHAN,  b.  Jan.  3,  1672;  m.  Sarah  Coolidge  and  Mrs.  Han- 

nah Smith. 

406.  V.       SUSANNA,  b.  Apr.  7,  1674;  d.  unm.    Will  dated  Shrewsbury, 

Feb.  19,  1745;  proved  June  29,  1752;  d.  in  Shrewsbury,  Apr.  28, 
1752.  Probably  living  with  her  niece,  Grace  Goddard.  Susan 
Fiske  then  in  Shrewsbury  Worcester  Co  residing,  spinster 
"being  aged"  made  her  will  Feb  19  1745-6  which  was  proved 
June  20  1752  when  it  was  said  that  she  was  late  of  Watertown 
&  the  two  witnesses  at  that  time  present  were  Simon  &  Susan- 
nah Goddard  She  mentions  that  her  brother  Nathan  Fisk 
late  of  Watertown  deceased  left  5  sons  &  2  daughters  and  they 
appear  to  have  received  the  whole  of  her  estate  Among  them 
were  mentioned  the  names  of  the  daughters  viz  Grace  Goddard 
of  Shrewsbury  &  Hannah  Fisk  of  Watertown  and  her  (the 
testator's)  cousin  Nathan  Fiske  of  Watertown  who  was  execu- 
tor of  the  will. 

407.  vi.       ABIGAIL,  b.  Feb.  18,  1675;  m.  Aug.  15,  1695,  John  Mixer.     He 

was  b.  Mar.  5,  1668,  son  of  Isaac,  Jr.,  whose  father  came  from 
Ipswich,  Eng.,  in  1634.  John  was  a  tanner  and  res.  in  Wat. 
and  Hampshire  Co.  Ch. :  Abigail,  b.  June  26,  1696;  John,  b. 
Jan.  22,  1698;  Elizabeth,  b.  Dec.  30,  1702;  George,  b.  Dec.  27, 
1704;  Ann,  m.  1738,  John  Jones,  Jr.,  of  Weston. 

408.  vii.     WILLIAM,  b.  Dec.  s,  1677;  d.  1677. 

409.  viii.    WILLIAM,  b.  Nov.  10,  1678;  m.  Eunice  Jennings. 

410.  ix.      ANNA,  b. ;  d.  July  13,  1683. 

288.  DAVID  FISKE  (Nathan,  Nathaniel,  William,  Robert.  Simon,  Simon, 
William,  Symond),  b.  Wat,  Apr.  29,  1650;  m.  Dec.  15,  1675,  Elizabeth  Reed,  b. 
July  26,  1653,  dau.  of  Dea.  George  of  Woburn.  She  d.  Mar.  21,  1717.  Elizabeth 
dau.  of  Geo.  and  Elizabeth  of  Woburn,  and  granddau.  of  William  and  May- 
bel,  b.  July  26,  1653,  m.  David  Fiske,  of  Watertown.  Mr.  Fiske  was  a  land  sur- 
veyor, and  did  much  in  laying  out  townships,  etc.  He  was  of  the  Lexington  stock 
of  Fiskes,  who  were  relatives  of  Rev.  John  Fiske  of  Chelmsford.  George,  as  above 
July  26,  1653,  dau.  of  Dea.  George  of  Woburn,  and  granddau.  of  William  and  May- 
son  of  William  &  Maybel,  born  in  England,  1629  bought  a  farm  in  Woburn 
of  Rebecca  Terrace,  Nov.  7  1651.  Married  Elizabeth  (jennings,  or  Gennison 
of  Watertown  Aug.  4,  1651;  bought  land  in  Weymouth.  April  16,  1665  Cambridge, 
Mass.  Probate,  Middlesex  Co.  Will  of  George  Reed,  Sen.  of  Wooburne  Yoeman 
proved  1706  wife  Hannah.  Ch. :  John  Timothy,  Thomas,  Samuel,  George,  Will- 
iam; daus.  Mary  Johnson,  Hannah  Elson,  Elizabeth  Fisk  receives  5  £,  Sarah 
Robason  etc  etc. 

Admr.  was  granted  to  widow  Elizabeth  Dec.  10,  1694.  He  was  a  surveyor. 
He  d.  1694;  res.  Watertown,  Mass. 

411.  i.         NATHAN,  b.  ;  living  1694. 

412.  ii.        DAVID,  b.  Dec.  11,  1678;  m.  Rebecca . 

289.  NATHANIEL  FISKE  (Nathan,  Nathaniel,  William,  Robert.  Simon, 
Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Watertown,  July  12,  1653;  m.  Apr.  13,  1677,  Mrs.. 



Mary  (Warren)  Child,  b.  Nov.  29,  1651,  dau.  of  Daniel  Warren,  of  Watertowii, 
and  wid.  of  John  Child,  of  Watertown,  b.  1636,  d.  Oct.  15,  1676.  Inventory  £142. 
She  d.  May  12,  1734.  He  was  a  weaver.  His  will  is  dated  June  10  and  proved 
Oct.  3,  i73S.  Vol.  20  Mid  Prob.  Rec.  p.  210.  Will.  Nathaniel  of  Watertown 
weaver  dte  June  10  1735  appr  Dec  22  1735  ist  to  children  of  my  son  Nathaniel  de- 
cea'd  &  to  children  of  son  John  equally  amongst  them  money  from  Debts  due  to 
be  divided  in  5  equal  sharees.  To  3  daughters,  Hannah  Biglow,  Sarah  Hastings 
&  Elizabeth  Flagg,  to  each  one  share,  to  children  of  daughter  Lydia  Harrington 
had  by  her  former  husband  John  Warren  one  share  to  children  of  daughter  Abi- 
gail Flagg  deceased  One  share —  To  children  of  daughter  Mary  Knapp  deceas'd 
— nothing  considering  what   I   did   for  their   mother  in   her   life  time.     To   My 

daughter  in  Law  Mary  Child "as  a  requital  for  her  care  &  good  service"  &c. 

He  d.  Sept.,  1735;  res.  Watertown,  Mass. 

413-     i-         NATHANIEL,  b.  June  9,  1678;  m.  Hannah  Adams. 

414.  ii.        HANNAH,  b.  Aug.  29,  1680;  m.  Oct.  17,  1701,  Joshua  Bigelow, 

Jr.,  b.  Nov.  25,  1677.  His  father  was  wounded  in  King  Phil- 
ip's war  and  was  granted  land  in  Worcester,  but  later  went  to 
Westminster.     Joshua,   Jr.,    res.    in   Weston.     Ch. :   Joshua,   b. 

Feb.  5,  1701.     Hannah,  b.  Mar.  6,  1703;  m. Cheney;  res. 

Mendon.  Nathaniel,  b.  Jan.  17,  1706;  m.  Hannah  Robinson; 
res.  Fram.  Lydia,  b.  Mar.  8,  1708;  m.  Isaac  Parkhurst.  Eliz- 
abeth, b.  Dec.  2,  171 1 ;  m.  David  Wilson;  res.  Lancaster. 
John,  b.  June  24,  1715;  m.  Grace  Allen;  res.  Weston.  Abigail, 
b.  Oct.  7,  1719.     Mary,  b.  Mar.  18,  1721. 

415.  iii.       JOHN,  b.  Mar.  17,  1682;  m.  Lydia  Adams. 

416.  iv.       SARAH,  b.  July  4,   1684;  m.  Jan.  8,   1706,  John  Hastings,  Jr. 

(John,  Thomas),  bap.  Dec.  4,  1687.  He  d.  before  1747;  res. 
Watertown  and  rev.  to  Lunenburg.  Ch. :  Sarah,  b.  Nov.  8, 
1707.     Susanna,  b.  Apr.  4,  1710.    John,  b.   Feb.  4,   1711.     Na- 




thaniel,  b.  June  9,  1714;  m.  Esther  Perry;  res.  Shrewsbury. 
Hannah,  b.  Jan.  24,  1716;  m.  Aug.  15,  1735,  Lieut.  David 
Farnsworth  (Samuel,  Matthais.)  He  was  one  of  the  orig- 
inal settlers  in  Charlestown,  N.  H.,  and  later  removed  to 
Hollis,  N.  H.  They  had  a  daughter  Relief  Farnsworth 
who  married  June  4,  1771,  Reuben  Tucker  (Moses,  Joseph, 
Morris);  ch.  Charles  Tucker  m.  1804  Wealthy  Ruggles; 
their  ch.  Gilbert  Ruggles  Tucker  m.  August  20,  183 1. 
Evelina  Christina  Snyder;  their  child  Wm.  Stringham 
Snyder  Tucker  (7)  m.  May  4,  1865,  Martha  Ann  Nesbitt; 
their  dau.  Ida  Nesbitt  Tucker  (8)  m.  Jan  18,  1888,  Tyler 
Seymour  Morris  (Joseph,  Ephraim,  Isaac,  Edward,  Ed- 
ward, Edward)  their  son  Seymour  Tucker  Morris,  born 
Nov.  28,  1890  in  Chicago. 
Eunice,  b.  Sept.  3,  1722;  Enoch,  bap.  Oct.  1724;  Elisha,  bap.  Jan.  15,  1726; 
Elizabeth,  b.  1732. 

417.  V.        LYDIA,  b.  Dec.  2,  1687;  m.  May  14,  1711,  John  Warren,  son  of 

John  Warren,  b.  May  21,  1678.  His  wid.  admr.  on  his  estate 
July  29,  1726.  Inventory  £391.  She  m.  2d,  June  17,  1730,  Ben- 
jamin Harrington,  b.  Oct.  2,  1685,  d.  1768.  She  d.  Aug.  21, 
1761;  res.  Weston.  Ch.  by  ist  wife:  John,  b.  Apr.  3,  1701; 
res.  Marlboro.  Sarah,  b.  Sept.  20,  1702;  m.  Samuel  Harring- 
ton. Samuel,  b.  Mar.  18,  1703;  m.  Tabitha  Stone.  Thomas, 
b.  Mar.  11,  1705;  m.  Lydia  Mixer.  David,  b.  June  22,  1708;  m. 
Martha  Coolidge,  "Jr."  Ch.  by  Lydia:  Benjamin,  b.  Apr.  4, 
1715.  David,  b.  Jan.  8,  1716.  Abigail,  b.  Oct.  28,  1719.  Lucy, 
b.  Oct.  26,  1721.  William,  b.  Oct.  21,  1723;  d.  1739.  John, 
bap.  1725. 

418.  vi.       MARY,  bap.   Apr.  20,   1690;   m.   in  Wat.   Oct.   30,    1716,  James 

Knapp,  b.  Feb.  4,  1690;  res.  Wat.  and  Worcester.  Ch.:  James, 
bap.  Nov.  24,  1723;  Elizabeth,  b.  May  15,  1729;  John,  b.  Oct. 
31,  1731- 

419.  vii.      ELIZABETH,  b.  June  24,  1692;  m.  Jan.  25,  1715,  Capt.  Benja- 

min Flagg,  Jr.,  Esq.,  of  Wat.  and  Worcester.  He  was  b.  in 
Wat.  Aug.  25,  1691,  d.  in  Worcester,  June  12,  1751.  She  d. 
there  Nov.  30,  1760,  ae.  TJ.  He  settled  in  Worcester,  where 
he  acquired  much  respect  and  influence.  He  was  selectman 
1725  and  1726,  and  was  the  schoolmaster  in  1729.  Inventory 
£259.     Ch. :    Elizabeth,    b.    May   24,    1717;    m.    Absolem    Rice. 

Abigail,  b.  ;  m.  Samuel  Hubbard.     Benjamin,  bap.  Aug. 

26,  1723;  m.  Abigail  ;  res.  Worcester;  was  on  important 

committees  during  the  French  and  Revolutionary  wars;  was 
captain  before  the  Revolutionary  war,  and  in  1777  was  lieuten- 
ant-colonel. William.  Asa,  bap.  July  21,  1721;  an  Ensign  in 
1757.     Mary,  unm.,  in   1751. 

420.  viii.     ABIGAIL,  b.  Aug.  28,  1698;  m.  Apr.  10,  1717,  Allen  Flagg,  Jr., 

b.  Feb.  9,  1690.     She  d.  Mar.,  1729;  res.  Weston.     Ch. :  Eben- 
ezer,   b.   Jan.   2,    1718.     Abigail,   b.   July   15,    1719.     Josiah,   b. 
June  9,  1722.     Abijah,  b.  Aug.  29,  1724;  m.  Mary  Stone,  of  Sud- 
bury.    Three  other  children  by  second  wife. 
292.    p^EA.   JONATHAN^  FISKE   (Div.iii,   DaVid,    David,   Jeflfrey,   Robert, 
Simon,   Sirtidn,  William,   Symond),  b.   at  Lexington,    May   19,    1679;   m.   Abigail 
Reed,  dau.  of  Capt.  William  of  Lexington,  b.  May  29,  1687.     His  name  first  appears 
upon  the  Lex.  parish  records  in  1707,  when  Corpl.  Jonathan  Fiske  was  chosen  one 
of  the  assessors.     He  was  also  a  subscriber  for  the  purchase  of  the  common  in 
171 1,  though  the  church  records  show  that  his  dau.  Abigail  was  bap.  in  1704,  when 
he  owned  the  covenant.     He  and  his  wife  united  with  the  church  in  1708.     He  had 
a  family   of  fourteen   children,   five   of   whom   were   b.   in    Lex.,    and   the   rest   in 
Sudbury,  to  which  place  he  moved  about  1713,  where  he  was  a  deacon.     He  and 
his  wife  were  dismissed  to  the  Sudbury  church  in  1718.     His  will,  dated  Nov.  13, 
1740,  mentions  wife  Abigail,  ^  j  sons  and  seven  daus.,  two  of  his  children  having 
died  before  that  period.  / 

Will  of  Jonathan  Fiske' of  Sudbury  gentleman     Being  weak  in  Body  etc.     To 


wife  Abigail  he  gave  one  third  and  to  sons  Bezaleel  and  David  all  my  lands  and 
rights  in  Holden  in  the  County  of  Worcester  etc.  To  my  son  William  all  my 
lands  in  Sutton.  To  my  son  Samuel  a  tract  of  land  in  Sudbury  on  the  east  side 
of  the  river  Called  the  neck  containing  about  twenty-six  acres;  To  my  son  Ben- 
jamin £25  to  be  paid  him  when  he  shall  arrive  at  the  age  of  twenty-one,  Have 
given  to  my  daughters  Abigail  Parris,  Kezia  Noyes,  Lydia  Patterson  Mary  Fisk, 
Beulah  Stone  Wife  Abigail  in  consideration  etc  to  pay  "my  daughter  Hepzibath 
Fisk,  and  my  daughter  Sarah  Fisk  and  daughter  Anna.  My  two  youngest  sons 
David  and  Benjamin  live  with  their  mother  until  they  arrive  at  twenty-one  years 
of  age.     My  wife  Abigal  with  son  in  law  Samuel  Parris  executors. 

Connecting  Jonathan  with  the  Lexington  line  is  the  following  Worcester  Co. 
Deeds  Vol  21  page  100  Jonathan  Fisk  of  Sudbury  &  Abegail,  wife  Joseph 
Manor  of  Lexington  &  Elizabeth,  wife  Edward  Johnson  of  Woburn  &  Rebec- 
hah,  wife  John  Stone,  Jr.  of  Lexington.  Mary,  wife  sell  to  brother,  William 
Reed  of  Lexington  all  rights  in  estate  of  father  William  Reed  of  Lexington,  dec. 
date  Sept  10  1718. 

Jonathan  Fisk  bought  land  in  Sudbury  Nov.  25  171 1  he  was  then  "of  Cam- 

The  town  record  of  Sudbury  gives  baptism  &  marriage  (Jonathan,  May  ig 
1679.     Abegail  Reed — ■  also  Samuel,  May  3  1717  m.  Abegail  Rice — ). 

Jonathan  Fiske  of  Sudbury  Inv.  of  his  estate  Mar.  28  1743  made  oath  to  by 
an  Abigail  Fiske  (not  said  whether  widow  or  not)  &  Sam'l  Parris  Apr  4,  1743  He 
owned  land  in  Sudbury  also  in  Holden  &  Worcester  in  Worcester  County — and  in 
all  about  700  acres  of  land. 

William  Reed  father  of  Elizabeth  was  son  of  George  &  Elizabeth,  and  grand- 
son of  William  &  Maybel  born  Sept  22  1662  m.  Abegail  Kendall,  his  fathers  cousin, 
May  24  1686  She  had  an  unusual  number  of  fingers  and  toes  Ch.  Abegail  born 
May  29  1687,  m.  Deacon  Jonathan  Fisk  &  moved  to  Sudbury. 

He  d.  Dec.  2y,  1740;  res.  Lexington  and  Sudbury,  Mass. 

421.  i.         ABIGAIL,  bap.  July  23,   1704;   m.   in  Sudbury,   Nov.   28,   1760, 

Dea.  Samuel  Parris,  b.  Jan.  9,  1701.  He  was  the  son  of  Rev. 
Samuel  Parris  and  grandson  of  Thomas,  merchant  of  London. 

422.  ii.        JONATHAN,  bap.  June  9,  1706;  m.  Jemima  Foster. 

423.  iii.       KEZIA,  bap.  Aug.  8,  1708;  m.  Nov.  12,  1741,  Peter  Noyes,  of 


424.  iv.       LYDIA,  bap.  Apr.  16,  1710;  m.  Oct.  14,  1730,  James  Patterson. 

He  res.  in  Watertown,  Petersham  and  Princeton,  where  he  d. 
May  4,  1766,  and  left  wid.  Lydia,  who  d.  in  1776,  ae.  66.  Ch.: 
Jonathan,  b.  Nov.  30,  1735,  killed  by  the  Indians  in  the  French 
war  July  20,  1758.  David,  b.  May  11,  1739.  Andrew,  b.  Apr. 
14,  1742;  m.  Oct.  21,  1761,  Elizabeth  Bond,  of  Worcester,  and 
had,  Sarah,  b.  1764;  Jonas,  b.  1768. 

425.  V.        MARY,  bap.  June  30,  1712;  m.  Nathan  Fiske,  of  Weston  (See). 

426.  vi.       HEPZIBAH,  b.  Oct.  30,  1713;  m.  May  14,  1747,  Joseph  Liver- 
. more,  of  Sudbury. 

427.  vii.      BEZALEEL,  b.  Aug.  24,  1715;  m.  Beulah  Frost,  Tabitha  Hyns 

and  Rebeckah  Rand. 

428.  viii.     SAMUEL,  b.  May  3,  1717;  m.  Abigail  Rice. 

429.  ix.       BEULAH.   b.    Nov.    i,    1718;    m.    in   Sudbury,    1737,    Benjamin 

Stone.  He  was  b.  Feb.  20,  1717-8;  d.  1745,  leaving  Benjamin, 
Lucy,  Sarah.  The  wid.  m.  2d,  Dec.  23,  1747,  Benjamin  Eaton, 
of  Framingham. 

430.  X.       WILLIAM,  b.  Sept.  4,  1720;  m.  Sarah  Cutting. 

431.  xi.       SARAH,  b.  Dec.  6,   1722;  m.  Apr.  9,   1746,  Richard  Heard,  of 


432.  xii.     ANNA,  b.  1724;  m.  June  9,  1747,  Henry  Smith,  of  Sudbury. 

433.  xiii.    DAVID,  b.  Sept.  4,  1726;  m.  Ruth  Noyes. 

434.  xiv.     BENJAMIN,  b.  Mar.  28,  1730;  m.  Abigail  Maynard. 

294.  DR.  ROBERT  FISKE  (David,  David,  Jeffrey,  Robert,  Simon,  Simon, 
William,  Symond),  b.  Watertown,  Mar.  8.  16^;  m.  May  26,  1718,  Mary  Stimpson, 
of  Reading,  b.  ;  d.  Feb.  11,  1757.  In  171 1  he  was  a  subscriber  for  the  pur- 
chase of  the  common.  He  was  ad.  to  the  church  in  1736.  His  residence  was  on 
Hancock  street,  where  his  father  David  had  resided,  and  was  one  of  the  first  set- 
tled places  in  the  township.    The  present,  which  is  probably  the  second  house  on 



that  spot,  was  erected  in  1732.  Robert  Fiske  was  a  physician,  and  probably  the 
first  of  the  profession  in  that  place.     His  wife  survived  him  but  a  few  years. 

The  inventory  of  his  estate  sheds  light  upon  the  manners  and  customs  of  the 
age.  Among  other  things,  we  find  the  following:  Hat  and  wig  iocs;  Arms — 
yellow  stock  gun,  8£  10s;  little  gun  5^;  carbine  50s;  brass  pistols  50s;  rapier  and 
belt  I2s;  three  staves  20s;  two  cans  and  two  piggens  15s;  one  loom,  quill  wheel  and 
warping  bars,  50s;  two  pairs  snow  shoes  30s.  Books — General  Practice  of  Physic, 
30s;  English  Dispensatory  or  Synopsis  of  Medicine  30s.  The  Structure  and  Condi- 
tion of  Bones  15s.  By  these  items,  it  will  be  seen  that  the  doctor  was  quite  as  well 
armed  for  the  art  of  war  as  for  the  art  of  healing. 

In  the  distribution  of  the  estate  of  Dr.  Robert  Fiske,  all  of  the  real  estate  went 
to  the  older  brothers  of  John,  so  that  no  deed  from  him  appears  to  have  been 
thereafter  needed  and  in  fact  has  not  been  found.  25  April,  1757,  Robert  Fiske  of 
Woburn,  Physician,  gave  to  Joseph  Fiske  of  Lexington,  Physician  and  Jonas 
Parker  of  Lexington,  laborer,  a  bond  for  £27,  conditioned  that  David  Fiske  on 
coming  of  age  would  convey  to  Jonas  Parker  and  Joseph  Fiske  his  share  in  that 
one  third  of  the  estate  of  Robert  Fiske,  Physician  of  Lexington,  deceased,  which 
had  been  set  ofif  to  his  mother,  Mary  Fiske,  widow  of  the  said  Robert.  The  sure- 
ties were  John  Fiske  of  Lexington,  Dr.  Jonathan  and  David  Fiske  of  Woburn, 
John  Buckman  of  Lexington  and  Mary  his  wife,  and  Lydia  Wilson,  widow  of 
Lexington.  These  sureties  were  evidently  the  brothers  and  sisters  of  Robert, 
Joseph  and  David  Fiske,  mentioned  in  the  body  of  the  bond.  5  December,  1757. 
John  Buckman  of  Lexington,  filed  his  bond  as  administrator  of  that  part  of  the 
estate  of  Dr.  Robert  Fiske,  left  unadministered  by  his  widow,  Mary,  the  sureties 
on  the  bond  being  John  Fiske,  Physician,  of  Lexington  and  John  Fiske  of  Wo- 
burn, yeoman.     He  died  Apr.  18,  1753;  res.  Lexington,  Mass. 

435.  i.         MARY,  b.  Feb.  8,  1718;  d.  Feb.,  1719. 

436.  ii.        MARY,  b.  Mar.  16,  1719;  m.  John  Buckman,  of  Lexington.     He 

d.  Feb.  17,  1768,  ae.  51.  She  d.  Feb.  10,  1768,  ae.  50.  Ch.: 
Mary,  b.  Dec.  27,  1740;  m.  Feb.  16,  1766,  Francis  Brown,  ot 
Lex.  John,  b.  Apr.  2,  1745;  m.  July  21,  1768,  Ruth  Stone,  of 
Lex.  He  was  an  innkeeper  and  it  was  at  his  house  that  Capt. 
Parker  and  his  patriotic  men  assembled  on  the  evening  of 
Apr.  18,  1775,  and  from  this  house  they  issued  on  the  approach 
of  the  British  the  next  morning.  Shots  were  fired  from  this 
house  upon  the  red  coats  after  they  had  attacked  the  Americans 
upon  the  common,  and  some  of  the  clapboards  to  this  day 
give  evidence  that  the  fire  was  returned.  Hist.  Lex.  426. 
Sarah,  b.  Jan.  3,  1747;  m.  June  12,  1760,  Jonas  Stone,  Jr.,  of 
Lex.     Elizabeth,  b.  Jan.  11,  1753.     Ruth,  b.  Dec.  30,  1755. 

437.  iii.       ROBERT,  b.  Jan.  12,  1721; 

m.  Mrs.  Abigail  Grover 

and  Betty .  ^  ^m^ 

438.  iv.       SARAH,  b.  Sept.  26,  1723;  _ -'  ^      " 

d.  young.  ;  ^  _ 

439.  V.        LYDIA,  b.  June  23,   1724; 

m.  Tames  Wilson,  of  Bed-* 

[440.     vi.       JOSEPH,  b.  Oct.  13,  1726; 

m.  Hepzibah  Raymond. 
441.     vii.      RUTH,  b.   Mar.   26,    1729; 

m. Farmer.     She 

442.      VIll. 

443.      IX. 



d.  before  1755. 
JOHN,  b.  Nov.  8,  1 731;  m. 

Mary  Ingalls. 
JONATHA^N,  b.  Mar.  20, 
1734;  m.  Abigail  Locke. 
DAVID,  b.  Mar.  8,  1737; 
m.  Elizabeth  Blodgett. 
295.  LIEUT.  EBENEZER  FISKE  (David,  David,  David,  Jeffrey,  Robert, 
Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Lex.,  Sept.  12,  1692;  m.  Dec.  4,  1718,  Grace 
Harrington,  of  Wat.,  dau.  of  Samuel  and  Grace  (Livermore),  b.  Aug.  26,  1694,  d, 
Aug.  29,  1721;  m.  2d,  Bethia  Muzzy,  b.  1700,  d.  Nov.  19,  1774.  His  first  wife  died 
four  days  after  the  birth  of  their  first  child.     The  monumental  stone  in  the  old 









burying  ground  at  Lex.  has  the  honorable  prefix  of  Lieut,  to  his  name.  He 
appears  to  have  been  popular  in  his  day,  having  been  called  to  fill  many  ofiices  in 
the  town.  He  was  selectman  ten  years,  between  1739  and  1758.  He  resided  on  the 
road  to  Concord,  a  little  more  than  a  mile  from  the  common,  at  the  easterly  side 
of  a  large  swell  of  land,  which  from  his  residence  and  ownership  has  taken  the 
name  of  "Fiske  Hill."  It  was  at  this  house  that  the  gallant  Hayward  of  Acton 
met  a  British  soldier  coming  from  the  well,  between  whom  shots  were  exchanged, 
with  fatal  efifect  on  both  sides.  Benjamin,  my  son,  "was  to  have  my  negro  boy 
Pompee  or  if  sd.  do  not  survive  me  £30  in  lieu  thereof."  He  d.  Dec.  19,  1775;  res. 
Lexington,  Mass. 

GRACE,  b.  1721;  d.  Aug.  25,  1721. 

EBENEZER,  b.  Mar.  5,  1725;  m.  Elizabeth  Cotton. 

BETHL\,  b.  Aug.  i,  1729;  m.  Oliver,  of  Boston. 

ELIZABETH,  b.  May  7,  1731;  m.  Sept.  3,  1751,  Rev.  Robert 
Cutler.  He  was  graduated  at  Harvard  College,  and  was  pastor 
in  Greenwich,  Mass.,  from  1755  until  his  death.  His  son  Will- 
iam, b.  Dec.  2S,  1753,  was  a  doctor  in  western  Massachusetts 
until  1795;  was  also  postmaster  and  justice  of  the  peace. 

449.  iii.       JANE,  b.  Mar.  21,  1733;  m.  Oct.  28,  1752,  Josiah  Hadley. 

450.  iv.       ANNA,  b.  July  30,   1735;  m.   Oct.  24,   1754,   Oliver  Barrett,   of 

Concord.  He  was  a  grandson  of  the  emigrant  Humphrey 
Barrett,  w-ho  came  from  England  and  settled  in  Concord  in 
1640.     Oliver  settled  in  Chelmsford. 

451.  v.         BENJAMIN,  b.  Mar.  24,  1737;  d.  young. 

452.  vi.       SAMUEL,  b.  Oct.  15,  1739;  m. . 

453.  vii.      BENJAMIN,  b.  Aug.  10,  1742;  m.  Rebecca  Howe. 

454.  viii.     SARAH,  bap.  Nov.  24,  1723;  m. Alless. 

300.  JAMES  FISKE  (James,  James,  Phinehas,  Thomas,  Robert,  Simon,  Si- 
mon, William,  Syniond),  b.  Groton,  Mass.,  Feb.  11,  1694;  m.  Mar.  23,  1736, 
Lydia  Bennett.  James  Fiske,  of  Groton,  made  his  will  on  August  10,  1767,  proved 
April  13,  1771,  in  which  he  speaks  of  his  eldest  son  James,  second  son  Peter, 
daughters  Lydia  and  Mary,  and  youngest  son  John,  wife  Lydia.  He  d.  1767;  res. 
Groton,  Mass. 

455.  i.         JAMES,  b.  June  28,  1738. 

456.  ii.        LYDIA,  b.  Feb.  20,  1740. 

457.  iii.       PETER,  b.  Mar.  16,  1743;  m.  Oct.  3,  1769,  Rachel  Kemp.     He 

was  born  in  Groton,  and  at  the  breaking  out  of  the  Revolu- 
tionary War  enlisted  in  Capt.  Parker's  Company  in  Col.  Pres- 
cott's  Regiment  from  Groton.  He  was  in  the  battle  of  Bun- 
ker Hill  and  killed  in  that  engagement. 

458.  iv.       MARY,  b.  June  9,  1746.  . 

459.  V.        JOHN,  b.  Mar.  30,  1749;  m.  Anna  Blood  and  d.  July  12,  1821. 

Ch.:  John,  b.  Nov.  15,  1776;  d.  Apr.,  1811.  Anna,  b.  June  3,. 
1778.  Molly,  b.  Feb.  20,  1780:  d.  Feb.  23,  1783.  Nathaniel, 
b.   Feb.   15,   1782;   (J.   Mar.    16.   1783.     Mary,  b.   Mar.  24,    1784. 

Lydia.  b.  .     Anne,  b.   ]\Iay  9,   1786.     Nathaniel,  b.   Feb. 

7.  1788.  Nabbj',  b.  Oct.  22,  1789.  Abel,  b.  Dec.  10  1791. 
James,  b.  Feb.  16,  1794;  Sarah,  b.  Aug.  8,  1796;  m.  Nathan 
Gallott,  and  Feb.  23,  1857,  resided  in  Groton.  At  that  time 
she  had  one  brother  and  three  sisters  living,  but  her  grand- 
father's (James  Fiske,  Jr.)  family  were  all  dead,  one  of  whom 
was  killed  in  the  battle  of  Bunker  Hill. 

301.  SAMUEL  FISKE  (James,  James,  Phinehas,  Thomas,  Robert,  Simon, 

Simon,   William,    Symond),   b.    Groton,    ]\Iass.,   July   10,    1696;    m.   . 

Samuel  Fisk,  late  of  Newtown,  yeoman,  will  dated  June  14,  1769,  proved  Aug.  i, 
1770,  "Being  advanced  in  age,  but"  Bequeaths  to  son  Samuel  and  heirs,  daughter 
Lucy  Whitin  and  heirs,  dau.  Abigail  Parrish,  wife  of  Samuel  Parrish,  dau.  Mary 
Hammond,  wife  of  Samuel  Hammond,  to  dau.  Ann  Fisk,  to  my  gr.  dau.  Rebecca 
Mills,  to  gr.  son  Elisha  Mills,  to  my  two  sons,  viz.,  Thomas  &  Aaron,  all  lands, 
and  buildings.     Aaron  &  Thomas  were  executors.     He  d.  1769;  res.  Newton,  Mass. 

460.  i.         SAMUEL,  b. ;  m. . 

461.  ii.        LUCY,  b.  — :  m.  Whitin. 


462.  iii.       ANN,  b. . 

463.  iv.       MARY,  b. ;  m.  Mar.  13,  1755,  Samuel  Hammond, 

of   Newton. 

464.  V.        AARON,  b.  about  1763;  m.  Abigail  . 

465.  vi.       THOMAS,  b. ;  was  ex.  of  his  father's  will. 

466.  vii.      ABIGAIL,  b.  ;   m.   Samuel   Parrish,   son  of  Dea. 

Samuel  Parrish. 

•    304.     JONATHAN  FISKE   (James,  James,  Phinehas,  Thomas,   Robert,   Si- 
mon, Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Groton,  Mass.,  Sept.  10,  1705;  m.  about  1731, 

Mary  ,  d.  May  11,  1742;  m.  2d,  Mar.  5,  1744,  Sarah  Wheeler,  of  Concord, 

d.  May  11,  1762;  m.  3d,  May  18,  1763,  Dorcas  Fletcher,  d.  May  8,  1786.  He  was 
of  Concord,  a  saddler  by  trade.  His  will  was  approved  Mar.  13,  1783.  He  gave 
to  his  wife  Dorcas  all  his  estate  in  Reading  and  Pepperell,  she  to  pay  the  debts, 
etc.  To  son  Samuel  Fisk,  of  Warren,  R.  I.,  to  dau.  Mary  Davis,  of  Portsmouth, 
N.  H. 

The  widow  Dorcas,  of  Concord,  made  her  will  May  8,  1783;  it  was  probated 
May  28,  1787;  gave  to  William  Fletcher  of  Norridgewock,  ]\Ie.,  my  only  son;  to 
Amos  Fletcher  son  of  William;  to  Dorcas  Fletcher;  to  Dorcas  Davis  dau.  of 
Zachariah  Davis  of  Mason  N.  H;  to  dau.  Mary  Bond  wife  of  Henry  Bond  of 
Royalston  the  remainder  of  the  Estate  to  Henry  Bond  executor.  He  d.  Feb. 
22,  1783;  res.  Concord,  Mass. 

467.  i.        JONATHAN,  b.  Apr.  8,  1732. 

468.  ii.        MARY,  b.  June  19,  1734;  d.  young. 

469.  iii.       ELIZABETH,  b.  Feb.  14,  1735. 

470.  iv.       MARV.  b.  Jan.  25,   1738;  m.  Zachariah  Davis,  of  Portsmouth, 

N.    H. 

471.  V.        SAMUEL,  b.  May  22,  1740;  m.  Judith  Rowell. 

472.  vi.       SARAH,  b.  June  18,  1746;  m.  Apr.  19,  1764,  William  Fletcher,  of 


473.  vii.      PHINEHAS,  b.  Feb.  23,  1747;  d.  Mar.  12,  1747. 

305.  SAMUEL  FISKE  (Samuel,  James,  Phinehas,  Thomas,  Robert,  Simon, 
Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  in  Groton,  Mass.,  Mar.  5,  1704;  m.  Jan.  12,  1726, 
Elizabeth  Parker;  res.  Groton,  Mass. 

474.  i.         ELIZABETH,   b.   Aug.    13,    1727;   m.    Mar.    3,    1746,   Zachariah 


475.  ii.       SAMUEL,  b.  Oct.   12,  1729. 

476.  iii.      ELEAZER,  b.  Nov.  23,  1731;  m.  Esther  ;  res.  Dunstable, 

N.  H.     He  d.  June  21,  1803,  leaving  a  large  family. 

477.  iv.      SUSANNA,  b.  Sept.  29,  1734. 

478.  V.       MARY,  b.  Oct.  4,  1736;  m.  Elliot. 

479.  vi.     JOSIAH,  b.  Sept.  27,  1739;  d.  Aug.  2,  1742. 

480.  vii.     SARAH,  b.  Nov.  i,  1742. 

308.  THOMAS  FISKE  (Samuel,  James,  Phinehas,  Thomas,  Robert,  Simon, 
Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Groton,  Mass.,  Feb.  21,  1712;  m.  in  Groton,  Mass., 

II,  1741,  Mary  Parker;  b.  Apr.  7,  1722;  d.  Mar.  30,  1791;  dau.  of  John  and 

Mary  (Bradstreet)  Parker.  He  was  born  in  Groton,  Mass.,  and  always  resided 
there.  Pepperell  was  incorporated  as  a  town  in  1753,  having  been  set  ofif  from 
Groton.  It  is  said  Thomas'  farm  was  in  that  part  of  old  Groton  which  was  in- 
corporated in  the  new  town.  After  his  death  his  widow  married  Robert  Blood, 
by  whom  she  had  two  children,  Abigail,  b.  Nov.  23,  1758,  d.  Apr.,  1855,  and 
Robert,  b.  Dec.  14,  1760. 

Thomas  Fisk  of  Pepperell  adm'n  granted  to  Mary  Fisk  of  said  town  his  widow 
May  13  1754  Guardian  app'd  May  23  1760  over  Thomas  &  Mary  the  children 
when  they  were  over  14  years  of  age.  Division  of  the  Real  Estate  made  May  29 
1768  when  the  widow  was  wife  of  a  Blood  Thomas  the  eldest  son  had  two 
thirds  of  the  estate  by  paying  out  to  his  the  other  heirs  viz  his  sister  Mary  dec'd 
bro  John  brother  Wainwright  Fisk  who  then  had  a  guardian  and  to  the  heirs  of 
his  sister  Sarah  dec'd  The  house  stood  on  the  road  leading  from  Townsend  to 
Pepperell  Meetinghouse  and  by  land  of  Rev  Joseph  Emerson  Acc't  of  Mary 
the  adm'x  given  Jan.  3  1757  wherein  she  charges  for  "nursing  the  youngest  child 
that  died"  &  for  Lying  in  &c. 

He  d.  in  P.  Apr.  23,  1754;  res.  Groton  and  Pepperell,  Mass. 


481.  i.         MARY,  b.  Oct.  18,  1743.     She  d.  unm.  1765.     Middlesex  Probate 

Record,  Vol.  29  p  157  Will  dated  May  3,  1765,  proved  Oct  29, 
1765.  Mary  Fiske,  of  the  district  of  Pepperell  To  Mary,  wife 
of  Robert  Blood  "My  kind  &  beloved  mother,"  the  whole  of 
estate,  all,  &  both  out  of  estate  of  my  hon'd  father  Thomas 
Fiske,  late  of  Pepperell  decs'd  &  also  out  of  estate  of  my 
grandmother  Fiske  deceas'd.  (Eph'm  Lawrence  physician 
Pepp.    Ex'r.) 

482.  ii.       THOMAS,  b.  Mar.  12,  1746;  m.  Sarah  Shipley. 

483.  iii.      JOHN,  b.  July  23,  1748;  m.  Anna  Blood. 

484.  iv.       WAINWRIGHT,  b.  Mar.  7,  1752;  d.  killed  at  the  battle  of  Bun- 

ker Hill  June  17,  1775;  was  a  member  of  Capt.  Nutting's  Co. 
of  Pepperell,  in  Col.  Prescott's  regiment. 

485.  v.       SARAH,  b.  Apr.  27,  1750.     She  d.  unm. 

311.  BENJAMIN  FISKE  (John,  John,  Phinehas,  Th6mas,  Robert,  Simon, 
Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  1683;  bap.  Milford,  Conn.,  Mar.,  1696;  m.  July  24, 
1701,  Abigail  Bowen,  of  Rehoboth,  dau.  of  Obadiah  and  Abigail  (Bullock)  Bowen 
of  Rehoboth.  Two  branches  of  Fiskes  settled  in  Rhode  Island  as  early  as  1725, 
respectively  descended  from  Benj.  and  Samuel  Fiske,  who,  according  to  tradition, 
were  brothers;  they  resided  first  in  Rehoboth,  but  moved  to  Swanzey  in  171 1. 
After  Benjamin's  removal  to  Rhode  'Island  he  was  justice  of  the  peace  at  Scitu- 
ate  for  years. 

He  d.  Feb.  14,  1765;  res.  Rehoboth  and  Swanzey,  Mass.,  and  Scituate,  R.  L 

MARY,  b.  Apr.  28,  1702;  m.  Pierce. 

HEZEKIAH,   b.  June   11,    1704;    m.  and   res.    in 

Scituate,   R.   I.     He  had  a  son  Asa  and  prob.   other  ch.;  he 

died,  Aug.  20,  1776. 
BENJAMIN,  b.  Mar.  8,  1706;  m.  Susannah  Briggs. 
ELIZABETH,  b.  May  9,  1708;  d.  May  i,  1731,  in  Scituate. 
DANIEL,  b.  Dec.  16,  1709;  m.  Freelove  Williams. 
JOHN,  b.  Jan.  11,  1713;  m.  Elizabeth  Williams. 
FREELOVE,  b.  Mar.  29,  1716;  m.  Joseph  Fiske. 
JOB,  b.  1711;  m.  Mary  Whitman. 

NOAH,  b.  1722;  m. . 

ABIGAIL,  b. ;  m. Kimball. 

312.  EBENEZER  FISKE  (John,  John,  Phinehas,  Thomas,  Robert,  Simon, 
Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Wenham,  Mass.,  in  1689;  m.  at  Milford,  Conn.,  in 

1719,  Mehitable ;  b.  1694;  d.  at  New  Milford  Feb.  11,  1737;  m.  2d,  Nov.  11, 

1741,  Rebecca  Trowbridge.  Ebenezer  Fiske,  second  son  of  Dr.  John  Fiske,  of  Mil- 
ford, and  executor  of  his  will,  was  born  in  Wenham,  settled  in  Milford  upon  the 
paternal  estate,  where  were  born  to  him  a  family;  but  died  at  the  residence  of  his 
son,  Ebenezer,  in  New  Milford,  same  state. 

May  21,  1709,  John  Fisk  of  Milford  deed  to  his  son  Ebenezar  Fisk  one  half 
right  in  certain  lands  in  New  Milford.  After  May  19,  1737,  Ebenezar  Fisk  is  re- 
corded of  New  Milford. 

We  find  the  following  under  the  heading  of  "Sketches  of  Prominent  Men" 
in  the  history  of  New  Milford:  "Ebenezer  Fisk,  Sen.,  came  from  Milford  in  1737, 
and  settled  on  Second  hill,  or  on  the  west  side  of  Town  hill.  His  father,  Doct. 
John  Fisk  of  Milford,  bought  a  Right  of  land  in  New  Milford,  in  1709,  and  gave 
half  of  it  to  his  son  Ebenezer,  the  same  year,  but  the  latter  did  not  settle  here 
until  1737.  Ebenezer,  Sen.,  had  a  son  Ebenezer  Jr.  who  married  and  had  a  son 
Ichabod,  born  in  1747,  and  apparently  removed  from  the  town  not  many  years 

Inscriptions  from  stones  in  Cemetery:  "Here  lies  the  body  of  Mr.  Ebenezer 
Fisk.  He  died  Oct.  4,  1747,  in  the  59th  year  of  his  age."  "Here  lies  the  body  of 
Mrs.  Mehetabell  Fisk,  wife  of  Mr.  Ebenezer  Fisk,  dec'd  Feb.  11,  1737,  in  the  44th 
year  of  her  age." 

He  d.  Oct.  4,  1747;  res.  Milford  and  New  Milford,  Conn. 

496.  ii.       EBENEZER.  b.  Dec.  13,  1719;  m.  Sarah  Hart  and  Sarah  Newel. 

497.  i.         MEHITABLE,  bap.   Aug.    10,    1718;   m.    Mar.   i,   1737,   Richard 

Piatt,  Jr.,  of  Milford.     She  d.  Apr.  8,  1775. 






















498.  iii.      HANNAH,  b.  Dec.  27,  1723;  m.  Oct.  22,  1741,  Benijah  Bostwick. 

In  settlement  of  estate  of  ist  Ebenezar,  records  show  Eben- 
ezar  (2d  or  Capt  so  called)  bought  out  the  interest  of  above 
two  sisters  at  New  Milford.  Eb.  ist  bot  property  in  N.  M. 
1st  in  1709,  many  deeds  recorded  there  before  his  removal 
there,  subsequently. 

499.  iv.      ANN,  b.  May  23,  1725;  ni.  Mar.  28,  1748,  Samuel  Bostwick  (son 

of  Major  John  Bostwick);  was  born  at  New  Milford,  Conn., 
Aug.  3,  1823.  He  married  Anna  Fiske,  daughter  of  Ebenezer 
Fiske,  ]\Iarch  28,  1748.  S.  B.  died  Sep.  23,  1789,  and  his  wife 
Sep.  21,  1783.  Their  children  were:  Elisha,  b.  Dec.  17,  1784; 
Jared,  b.  Aug.  9,  1751;  Samuel,  Jr.,  b.  Jan.  19,  1755.  Elisha 
Bostwick  was  prominent  in  his  town,  holding  such  local  offices 
as  justice  of  the  peace,  town  clerk,  etc.  The  latter  office  he 
held  for  fifty-five  years,  resigning  in  his  eighty-fourth  year. 
He  was  in  the  Revolutionary  war,  serving  as  a  lieutenant  in  the 
same  regiment  as  Nathan  Hale;  was  Lieut.  Colonel  of  militia 
1793,  3nd  Representative  to  the  Assembly  for  fourteen  terms. 
He  died  Dec.  11,  1834.  He  married  May  14,  1786,  Miss  Betty 
Ferriss.  She  died  July  13,  1834.  Their  children  were:  Jared,  b. 
May  24,  1787;  Betsey  Ann,  b.  July  11,  1792;  Samuel  Randolph, 
b.  1799.  Jared  second  son  of  Sam'l  B.>was  a  graduate  of  Yale, 
but  died  soon  after.  Samuel  Bostwick  Jr.  (third  son  of  Sam'l 
B.  Sr.)  married  Polypheme  Ruggles  May  14,  1786.  He  was  a 
graduate  of  Yale  and  attorney  at  law.  Member  of  State  As- 
sembly one  term.  Ch.:  Ann  Fiske  Bostwick,  m.  Jos.  A.  Bost- 
wick; Hannah  Lorain  Bostwick,  m.  Hon.  S.  Sherwood,  of 
Delhi,  N.  Y.,  1814,  a  son  is  Samuel  Sherwood,  of  80  Washing- 
ton Square,  N.  Y.  city. 

500.  v.       BENJAMIN,  b.  Jan.,  1730;  d.  Feb.  5,  1730. 

313.     CAPT.  JOHN  FISKE  (John,  John,  Phinehas,  Thomas.  Robert,  Simon, 
Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Wenham,  Mass.,  1693;  m.  in  Haddam,  Conn.,  May 

10,  1716,  Hannah ;  d.  Dec.  17,  1723;  m.  2d,  in  Haddam,  Oct.  2,  1724,  Sarah 

.     John  Fiske,  third  son  of  Dr.  John  Fiske,  was  born  in  \\'^enham  in  1693; 

settled  in  Haddam.  He  was  captain  in  1735;  representative  from  Haddam  in  1742; 
moved  from  Milford  to  Haddam  before  171S,  and  thence  to  Middletown  before 
1749.  He  had  two  wives.  Among  his  sons  was  Benjamin,  who  was  a  graduate 
of  Yale  College,  1747.  A  citizen  of  high  respectability  in  Haddam,  he  was  styled 
Capt.  John  Fiske.  His  children  were  all  born  in  Haddam,  Conn.,  but  his  residence 
at  the  time  of  his  decease  was  that  part  of  Middletown  now  known  as  Portland; 
here  his  son  Benjamin  was  born.  At  the  time  of  the  proving  of  his  will  he  was 
styled  Captain,  and  in  the  inventory  of  his  estate  may  be  found  mentioned  his 
sword.  We  also  find  in  the  inventory  a  negro  slave,  appraised  at  £35.  His 
wardrobe,  included  a  wig  which  indicated  respectability.  He  d.  in  1761;  res.  Had- 
dam and  Portland,  Conn. 

JOHN.  b.  June  3,  1718;  m.  Ann  Tyler. 

PHINEHAS,  b.  Nov.  12,  1734;  said  to  have  d.  young. 

BENJAMIN,  b.  Haddam,  Conn.,  Dec.  17,  1723;  m. . 

HANAH,  b.  Nov.  30,  1719. 

MARTHA,  b.  Feb.  4,  1721. 

SARAH,  b.  May  9,  1727. 
One  dau.  m.   Rev.   Goodrich,  of  Chatham,   Conn. :  another  dau.  m.  Thomas 
Kilborn,  of  East  Hartford,  Conn.,  and  the  other  m.  Phinehas  White,  of  Middle- 
town,  Conn. 

,314.  REV.  PHINEHAS  FISKE  (John,  John,  Phinehas,  Thomas,  Robert,  Si- 
mon, Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Wenham,  Mass.,  Dec.  2,  1682;  m.  in  Saybrook, 
Conn.,  July  27,  1710,  Lydia  Pratt,  dau.  of  John  of  Essex.  Phineas,  eldest  son  of 
Dr.  John  Fiske  (born  in  Wenham,  in  1682),  graduated  at  Yale  College  in  1704, 
was  a  tutor  there,  and  for  some  years  acting  president,  before  the  institution  was 
removed  from  Saybrook,  in  which  position  he  acquired  a  high  reputation  as  an 
instructor,  and  also  rendered  great  service  to  the  churches  of  the  colony,  by  thor- 
oughly fitting  numbers  of  young  men  for  the  Gospel  ministry.     He  received  his 












ordination  at  Haddam,  Conn.,  in  1714,  where  he  became  the  colleague  and  suc- 
cessor of  Rev.  Jer.  Hobart,  and  died  there,  after  a  very  successful  pastorate  of 
twenty-four  years.  Rev.  Dr.  D.  D.  Field,  in  his  biographies  of  the  early  Connecti- 
cut clergy,  speaks  of  him  in  high  praise.  "He  was  a  man  of  piety  and  wisdom, 
sound  in  the  faith,  pleasant  in  intercourse,  plain  in  reproof.  His  talents  were 
solid,  rather  than  brilliant;  his  sermons  better  calculated  to  inform  the  understand- 
ing than  to  remove  the  passions.  A  man  of  scientific  attainments,  of  good  literary 
abilities,  and  of  true  Christian  deportment,  his  name  was  long  remembered  with 
sincere  respects,  in  Haddam."  Rev.  Phinehas  Fiske  was  married  in  Saybrook,  and 
had  three  daughters  who  married  clergymen.  He  d.  Oct.  14,  1738;  res.  Haddam, 
Conn.  V 

507.  i.         ABIGAIL,    b.    Aug.    14,    1718;    m.    ist,    Rev.    Chilab    Brainard. 

William  Brainard,  son  of  Deacon  Daniel  and  Mrs.  Hannah 
(Spencer)  Brainard,  was  born  in  1674.  Settled  on  Haddam 
Neck.  Father  of  Rev.  Chilab  Brainard,  first  ordained  Minister 
of  Eastbury  Parish  in  Glastonbury,  Conn.  He  married  Abigail 
Fiske,  daughter  of  Rev.  Phineas  Fiske,  second  minister  of 
Haddam,  Conn.  Rev.  Chilab  Brainard  died  Jan.  i,  1739.  After 
his  death  she  was  married  to  Rev.  Noah  Merrick,  minister  of 
Wilbraham,  Mass.,  one  of  the  ancestors  of  Hon.  George  Mer- 
rick, of  Glastonbury,  Conn.     She  died  in  1807,  aged  89  years. 

508.  ii.        LYDIA,  b. ;  m.  Rev.  Moses  Bartlett,  of  Chatham,  Conn. 

509.  iii.       ELIZABETH,  b.  June  10,   1720;  m.   Rev.   Nehemiah   Brainard, 

of  Eastbury. 

510.  iv.       SAMUEL,  b.  Oct.  9,  1724.     He  was  graduated  at  Yale  in  1743. 

was  subsequently  a  tutor  there,  and  a  licentiate,  but  was  never 
ordained,  being  suddenly  cut  off  by  death,  in  his  26th  year  July 
13.  1749- 

511.  V.        ANNE,  b.  July  17,  1716;  d.  Feb.  6,  1731. 

512.  vi.       JEMIMA,  b.  Oct.  25,  1722;  d.  Nov.  25,  1724. 

513-     vii.      MARY,  b. ;  m.  Col.  Hezekiah  Brainard,  of  Haddam,  Conn. 

He  was  a  member  of  Congress  from  Connecticut. 

321.  GEN.  JOHN  FISKE  (Samuel.  Moses,  John,  John,  William,  Robert, 
Simon,  Simon,  William.  Symond),  b.  Salem,  Mass.,  May  6,  1744  (memorial  ser- 
mon says  Apr.  10,  1744);  ni.  there  June  12,  1766.  Lydia.  dau.  of  Deacon  Phippen; 
d.  Oct.  13,  1782;  m.  2d..  Feb.  11,  1783,  Mrs.  Martha  Hibbert,  dau.  of  Col.  John 
Lee  of  Manchester:  d.  Nov.  30,  1785;  m.  3d.,  June  18,  1786.  Mrs.  Sarah  Gerry  of 
Marblehead,  dau.  of  I\Iajor  John  and  Elizabeth  (Quincy)  Wendell  of  Boston  and 
wid.  of  John  Gerry  of  IMarblehead.  She  d.  Feb  12,  1804.  Sarah  Wendell  was  first 
married  to  John  Gerry,  who  died  in  1785  ae.  45.    Her  father,  John  Wendell,  was  son 

of  John  and  Elizabeth  (Staats)  Wendell  and  grandson  of  Evart  Jansen  and  

Wendell,  who  came  from  Embden,  Prussia  in  1645  and  settled  in  Albany.  Sarah's 
mother,  Elizabeth  Quincy,  was  daughter  of  Hon.  Edmund  and  Dorothy  (Flint) 
Quincy  of  Braintree,  who  died  in  London  in  1737:  and  granddaughter  of  Col.  Ed- 
mund and  Elizabeth  Gookin  (Elliot)  Quincy.  Her  daughter  Sarah  Gerry  m.  in  1785 
Azor  Orne,  b.  Mar.  i,  1762:  d.  Apr.  17.  1795-  She  d.  Nov.  ir.  1846.  He  was  son 
of  Col.  Azor  Orne  of  Marblehead.  She  was  gr.  dau.  of  Thomas  and  Elizabeth 
Gerry,  who  was  father  of  Hon.  Elbridge  Gerry,  at  one  time  vice  president  of 
the  United  States.  Gen.  John  Fiske  was  born  in  Salem,  April  loth,  1744;  was  son 
of  the  Rev.  Samuel  Fiske,  who  was  ord.  at  Salem.  8  Oct.  1718,  when  his  was  the 
only  Church  within  the  limits  of  the  town.  He  died  April  7th,  1770,  ae.  81.  The 
venerable  Nathan  Bucknam  of  Medway,  who  died  Feb.,  1795,  ae.  92,  was  uncle 
to  Gen.  Fiske,  whom  he  baptized  at  Salem,  6  JMay  (1744).  Gen  Fiske  "early  en- 
gaged in  the  business  of  the  Sea."  In  1775  he  was  a  master  mariner  and  became 
captain  of  the  "Tyrannicide,"  the  first  war-vessel  commissioned  by  the  state  of 
Massachusetts,  8  July,  1776.  He  made  many  successful  cruises  in  her,  and  was 
engaged  in  several  sanguinary  combats.  On  10  Dec,  1777  he  took  command 
of  the  state  ship  "Massachusetts,"  a  larger  and  a  better  vessel.  After  the  Rev.  war 
he  engaged  in  commercial  pursuits  and  acquired  property.  At  the  commence- 
ment of  the  American  Revolution,  his  knowledge  of  the  sea  and  personal  in- 
trepidity brought  him  into  notice,  and  he  was  commissioned  the  first  commander 
of  a  vessel  of  war  by  the  government.  At  the  close  of  the  war,  upon  the  reor- 
ganization of  the  State  militia,  he  was  commissioned  a  Colonel,  then  a  Brigadier, 


and  finally,  in  1792,  a  Major  General,  which  position  he  held  until  his  death,  in 
September,  1797. 

He  was  a  man  of  princely  hospitality,  of  enterprising  spirit,  and  benevolent 
impulses.  '  He  took  a  great  interest  in  the  various  religious  and  charitable  move- 
ments of  his  day,  and  contributed  freely  to  their  support. 

There  are  more  transfers  of  property  on  the  Salem  records  of  deeds  from  Gen. 
John  Fiske  than  any  other  one  of  this  name,  and  in  ten  volumes  of  the  records  he 
is  about  the  only  Fiske  mentioned.  He  was  a  very  large  property  owner  and 
was  continually  buying  and  selling  real  estate.  I  give  these  few  transfers  to  show 
something   of  his   purchases: 

John  Fisk  of  Salem  Gent,  bought  of  David  Ropes  Jr  of  Salem  Inholder  43^4 
poles  of  land  &  buildings  thereon  on  the  back  st  leading  to  the  Training  field  in 
Salem  bounded  by  Geo  William,  Thomas  Pointon  &c  jMay  4  1778  John  Fisk  of 
Salem  Esq  bought  of  Sarah  Lemmon  widow  of  Salem  Ferry  Lane  Salem  8  poles 
square  bounded  by  heirs  of  David  Northey  on  her  other  land  &  easterly  on 
Skerrys  lane  so  called  Jan.  15  1779. 

John  Fisk  of  Salem  Merchant  bought  of  David  Ropes  of  Salem  yeoman  & 
wife  Priscilla  a  pew  in  the  East  parish  meetinghouse  Salem  where  Rev  James  Di- 
mon  officiated  then  Dec  7  1782  this  being  one  that  formerly  was  Thomas  Frye's  & 
mortgaged  to  Jona  Glover. 

John  Fisk  of  Salem  Merchant  bought  of  John  Prince  of  Halifax  Co  of  Halifax 
Nova  Scotia  Merchant  Lot  No  8  Union  Wharf  Salem  with  store  &  wharf  on  said 
lot  bounded  &c  June  7  1785  He  also  bought  of  Eben'r  Phippen  of  Salem  cabinet 
maker  12  3-10  poles  of  land  with  building,  on  Loder  lane  2  poles  16  links  &c  July 
9  1785  He  bought  of  wid  Sarah  Lemmon  of  Salem  on  southerly  side  of  his  other 
land  &  bounded  by  Skerry's  lane  Mar  10  1786.  He  bought  of  Sarah  Kimball  of 
Salem  widow  7^/4.  poles  southerly  on  said  Fisk's  land  64  feet  easterly  on  Sam'l 
Carleton  Sept  i,  1785  He  bought  of  Tim.  Fitch  of  Boston  &  wife  Eunice  ij^ 
share  in  Long  Wharf  or  Union  Wharfes  Salem  with  buildings  thereon  which  estate 
was  assigned  to  the  aforenamed  Eunice  in  the  division  of  the  estate  of  Mary 
Sherburne  late  of  Bo.ston  dec'd — Oct  28,  1786  John  Fisk  of  Salem  &  wife  Martha 
sold  to  their  kinswomen  Fanny  Glover  Hannah  Hibbert  &  Betty  Johnson  one 
third  part  of  2-3  of  Dwellinghouse  with  land  adjoining  situate  in  the  town  of  Man- 
chester &c  &c  witnessed  by  Mary  Orne  &  Anna  Fisk  Oct.  5  1785. 

John  Fisk  Esq.  of  Salem  [son  of  Rev  Sam'l  of  Salem]  Merchant  Adm'n  of 
his  Estate  was  granted  to  Mrs  Sarah  Fisk  his  widow  Nov  9  1779.  and  after  her  de- 
cease adm'n  De  Bonis  Non  was  granted  to  John  Watson  Apr  16  1804  Inv.  of  his 
Estate  was  taken  Nov  28  1790  and  an  additional  one  taken  May  3  1804  whole  amt 
about  $65,000.00.  Widows  thirds  set  off  May  6,  1799.  Division  ot  the  Estate  made 
among  the  children  Apr.  27,  1800,  at  that  time  3  children  were  living  viz:  Nancy 
wife  of  Edward  Allen,  Eliz'th  wife  of  Eben  Putnam  &  John  Fisk.  John  the  son 
died  previous  to  Aug  2,  1800,  when  Benj  Pickman.  Esq.  his  guardian  app'd  Nov. 
9,  1797  when  he  was  over  17  years  of  age  received  a  receipt  from  Edward  Allen 
&  Eben'r  Putnam  who  married  his  sisters  of  his  Estate  received  by  them.  Accts. 
of  the  Adm'x  &  of  the  Adm'r  (De  Bonis  Non)  June  25,  1799. 

Mrs.  Sarah,  [widow  of]  John  Fisk  of  Salem  made  her  will  Jan  18,  1804  which 
was  proved  Apr  16,  1804,  by  Hannah  Batchelder  Henry  Osborn  &  Tabitha 
Glover.  Legatees  Sister  Dorothy  Skinner  &  Catherine  Davis  each  had  $100,  and 
the  use  of  a  part  of  her  homestead  during  their  lives  Grandaughter  Sally  Wendal 
Orne,  Grandsons,  John  Orne,  Gerry  Orne  Henry  Orne.  Mrs.  Anna  Allen  wife  of 
Capt  Edward  Allen  of  Salem  ]\Irs  Eliz'th  Putnam  wife  of  Eben'r  Putnam,  Widow 
Sarah  Stevens,  Humane  Charitable  Society  of  Salem.  Daughter  Sarah  Orne 
widow  &  John  Watson  gentleman  of  Salem. 

A  Funeral  Discourse  was  delivered  in  the  East  Meeting  house,  Salem,  on 
the  Sunday  after  the  death  of  Major  General  Fiske,  who  died  Sept.  28.  1797,  ae. 
53.  By  William  Bentley.  A.  M.  Pastor  of  the  Second  Congregational  Church  in 
Salem.     Boston:  1797."     8vo.  pp.  37. 

He  died  of  apoplexy  Sept.  28,  1797;  res.  Salem,  IMass. 

514.  i.         ANNA,  b.  1770;  m.  Capt.  Edward  Allen  of  Salem.  Mass. 

515.  ii.       ELIZABETH,  b.  July  19,  1778;  m.  Nov.  13,  1796,  Ebenezer  Put- 

nam, M.  A.  ^^mong  the  Graduates  of  Harvard  originating 
from  Salem  was  Ebenezer  Putnam,  son  of  Dr.  Ebenezer  Put- 
nam  (H.  U.   1739):  he  lived,  for  the  most  part,  without  pro- 


fession,  in  Salem;  m.  (i  &  2)  Sally  and  Elizabeth,  daughters  of 
Gen.  John  Fiske.  He  d.  Feb.  25,  1826.  Ebenezer,  b.  Sept.  6, 
1797.  Harriet,  b.  and  d.  May,  1799.  John  Fiske,  b.  May  25,  1800. 
CharlesFiske,  b.  Oct.  19,  1802.  George,  b.  Jan.  10,  1804;  d.  unm. 
Dec.  4,  i860.  He  was  a  well  known  druggist  in  Salem,  and  a 
great  lover  of  flowers  and  fruits  which  he  cultivated  with  great 
success.     Edward,  b.  Jan.  23,   1806.     Francis,  b.  Jan.  3,   1808.  ■ 

516.  iii.      JOHN,  b.  1779;  d.  young. 

517.  iv.      SALLY,  b.  June  30,  1772;  m.  May  22,  1791,  Ebenezer  Putnam,  M.» 

A.     Sally    died   Jan.    7,    1795;    Elizabeth    d.    Mar.    1808.     Ch. : 
Ebenezer,  b.  Aug.  27,  1792;  d.  July  5,  1796.     Harriet,  b.  Feb.  5, 
1794;  d.  Nov.  22,  1794. 
SI7H.V.       LYDIA,  b.   1768. 
5i254-vi.       MARY,    b.    1774. 
For  ages  of  his  children  see  appointment  of  his  guardian  of  his  children,  July 
II,  1783. 

324.  WILLL\M  FISKE  (William,  William,  John,  William,  Robert,  Simon, 
Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Wenham,  Mass.,  1695;  m.  in  Nov.,  1723,  Mary 
Kinney,  of  Salem,  who  d.  Mar.  15,  1725;  m.  2d,  May  22,  1729,  Mrs.  Sarah  (Buck, 
town  records  say  Sarah  Fish  (not  Fisk)  of  Woburn. 

William  Fiske  of  Andover  carpenter  bought  of  Saml  Smith  of  Andover 
2  acres  of  meadow  in  andover  eastwardly  of  said  Smith  house  mar  4  1719-20. 

William  Fisk  of  Andover  had  then,  viz.,  Jan.  22,  1732,  for  his  wife  Sarah,  who 
had  been  the  wife  of  an  Ebenezer  Fish  (not  Fisk),  who  had  remained  a  widow 
three  years  before  she  married  this  Wm.  Fiske.  In  Jan.,  1732,  Ebenezer  Fish, 
her  son  by  her  former  husband,  chose  his  father-in-law  (as  he  called  him),  Wm. 
Fiske.  to  be  his  guardian,  at  which  time  he  is  in  his  fifteenth  year  of  age.  His 
guardian  in  1742  was  Ephraim  Buck.     Res.  Andover,  ^Nlass. 

MARY,  b.  Sept.  19,  1724;  d.  Jan.  26,  1726. 

WILLIAM,  b.  Apr.  i,  1731. 

ASA.  b.  Feb.  28,  1739;  d.  Mar.  23,  1739. 

:MARY,  b.  Apr.  28,  1730. 

RACHEL,  b.  Dec.  7,  1733. 

SON,  b.  Jan.  9,  1736. 

Z26.  EBENEZER  FISKE  (William.  William,  William,  John,  William,  Rob- 
ert, Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Wenham,  Mass.,  1703;  m.  Jan.,  1730, 
Susanna  Buck,  of  Woburn.  She  d.  in  Tewksbury,  ]May  28,  1754.  Ebenezer  Fiske, 
of  Andover,  County  of  Essex,  was  appointed  guardian  of  Benjamin  in  his  seventh 
year  and  Jonathan  in  his  fifteenth  year,  children  of  Ebenezer,  of  Reading,  Mar. 
20,  1737. 

May  29,  1738,  an  additional  account  was  filed  of  Sarah  Fiske,  widow  of  Eben- 
ezer Fiske.  late  of  Reading,  and  administratrix  on  the  estate.  William  Fiske, 
husband  of  the  said  administratrix,  who  made  the  payments  and  performed  the 
services,  presents  the  foregoing  and  made  oath,  etc.  Res.  Andover,  Mass.,  and 
Tewksbury,  Mass. 

523.  i.         EBENEZER,  b.   1730;  Elizabeth  Richardson. 

524.  ii.        EPHRAIM,  b.  ;  m.  Mehitable  Frost. 

525.  iii.       BENJAMIN,  b.  .     Date  of  his  birth  torn  ofif  of  old  An- 

dover record  book. 

526.  iv.       JONATHAN,  b.  .     Date  of  his  birth  torn  ofif  of  old  An- 

dover record  book. 
526J4.V.        CHILD,  b.  Apr.  14,  1731:  d.  same  day. 
526^.vi.       DAUGHTER,  b.  May,  1741;  d.  same  day. 

334-  JOSIAH  FISK  (Samuel,  William,  William,  John,  William,  Robert, 
Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  July  7,  1702;  m.,  Rehoboth,  June  20,  1723, 
Sarah  Bishop,  both  of  Rehoboth.  He  died  intestate,  and  his  son  John  was 
appointed  administrator  as  per  records  in  the  Cumberland  town  clerk's  office  at 
Valley  Falls,  R.  I.  Josiah  Fiske  removed  to  Rehoboth,  where  he  remained  a 
few  years,  and  "then  removed  to  Cumberland,  R.  I.,  and  purchased  a  farm  and 
remained  there  until  his  death.  His  son  John  inherited  the  homestead.  He  d. 
Jan.  27,  1773;  res.  Rehoboth,  Mass.,  and  Cumberland,  R.  I. 












































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ESTHER,  b.  May  4,  1725- 

SAMUEL,  b.  Rehoboth  Mar.  23,  1727. 

JOHN,  b.  Cumberland  Feb.  20,  1729;  m.  Alary  Bartlett. 

RACHEL,  b.  July  i,  1730;  m.  in  Cumberland  Aug.  20,  1749,  Be- 

noni  Studley;  res.  Cumberland. 
JOYCE  (dau.),  b.  Feb.  24,  1732. 
SARAH,  b.  Sept.  5,  1733. 

JONATHAN,  b.  Aug.  13,  1739;  m.  Hannah . 

MARTHA,  b.  May  10,  1741. 
MARY,  b.  Apr.  12,  1743. 

341.  MARK  FISKE  (Joseph,  William,  William,  John,  William,  Robert, 
Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Ipswich,  Mass.,  Nov.  20,  1716;  m.  Sept.  5, 
1738,  Lydia  Smith.  He  was  executor  of  his  father's  will.  She  owned  the  cove- 
nant in  1749,  and  d.  Sept.  21,  1761;  m.  2d,  Mar.  12,  1762,  Mrs.  Eleanor  Abbott.  She 
d.  Apr.,  1766.  Res.  Ipswich,  Mass.,  and  Wells  and  Kennebunk,  Me. 
LYDIA,  b.  Dec.  23,  1739;  d.  Sept.  27,  1759. 
JOSEPH,  b.  Jan.  31,    1741;  m.    Eleanor  Abbott  and  Margaret 

MARK,  b.  Feb.  12,  1743;  n.  f.  k. 
JOHN,  b.  Mar.  30,  1746;  d.  young. 
SUSANNA,  b.  Apr.  10,  1748. 

JOHN,  b.  1755;  m. Wakefield  and  Comfort  Stover. 

ABNER,  bap.  Jan.  26,   1755.     He  served  in  the  Revolutionary 
Army  from   Massachusetts  as   private,   and  later  as   sergeant. 
He  was  pensioned  Mar.  4,  1834,  when  he  was  78  years  of  age, 
and  at  that  time  resided  in  York  County,  Maine. 
ELIZABETH,  bap.  Mar.  25,  1750;  m.  Oct.  i,  1772,  John  Abbott. 
SARAH,  bap.  Apr.  5,  1752. 
RUTH,  bap.  Mar.  27,  1757;  d.  Mar.  17,  1759. 

350.  THEOPHILUS  FISKE  (Theoph'ilus.  William,  William,  John,  William, 
Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Ipswich,  Mass.,  May  31,  1709;  m. 
Jan.  II,  1737,  Jemima  Goldsmith,  b.  1715;  d.  Jan.  23,  1784.  She  was  admitted  to 
full  communion  with  the  church  in  Wenham  in  Aug.,  1737.  She  died  in  Tops- 
field.  Their  first  two  children  were  born  in  Wenham,  but  in  1742  and  1750  when  he 
purchased  lands  of  his  father,  his  residence  was  in  the  northern  part  of  Salem, 
now  Danvers.  He  was  there  as  late  as  1765,  and  in  1771  was  in  Topsfield,  a  short 
distance  from  the  borders  of  Danvers  and  Wenham,  where  he  was  when  he  made 
his  will,  Nov.  4,  1775,  which  was  proved  Mar.  5,  1781,  the  day  after  an  inventory 
of  his  estate  was  taken.  The  real  estate  consisted  of  homestead  ninetj'  acres,  land 
in  Boxford  eight  and  one-half  acres,  and  salt  marsh  in  Ipswich  four  acres.  Whole 
amount  of  inventory  £1.058  4s.  4d.,  $1,481  of  old  Continental  money,  valued 
£5  i8s.  5d.,  and  a  four  dollar  bill,  new  money  valued  at  12s.  lod. 

Theophilus  Fisk  of  Topsfield  yeoman  made  his  will  Nov  4,  1775,  which  was 
proved  Mar  5,  1781.  Inv.  of  the  Estate  w^as  taken  Mar  4  1781  90  acres  land 
in  the  homestead,  8^  acres  wood  land  in  Boxford  4  acres  Salt  Marsh  in  Ipswich. 
Old  Continental  Money  $1481.00 — £5.-18-5  whole  amt.  of  Inv.  £1085-4-4  Jemima 
Fisk  the  wid.  gives  a  receipt  to  son  Saml  the  Executor  Apr  2,  1781  that  she  had 
reed  the  household  furniture  willed  by  her  husband.  Legatees — wife  Jemima. 
Daughter  Tabitha  &  Jemima  unmarried  Son  Nath'l  &  Son  Benjamin,  the  deceased 
had  a  daughter  Sarah  Fisk  under  21  years  Son  Samuel  to  have  the  residue 
&  be  Executor  of  the  will. 

He  d.  Mar.,  1781:  res.  Ipswich,  Mass. 

543.  i.         BENJAMIN,  b.  Oct.  30,  1738;  m.  Sarah  Towne. 

544.  ii.        NATHANIEL,  b.  Mar.   i.  1740;  m.  Lydia  Gould. 

545.  iii.       SAMUEL,  b.  1748;  m.  Sarah  Perkins. 

546.  iv.       JEMIMA,  b.  1749;  admitted  to  the  church  July  2,  1786;  d.  unm., 

Mar.  2,   179;. 

547.  V.        SARAH,  b. . 

548.  vi.       TABITHA.  b.  1744:  was  admitted  to  the  Topsfield  church,  July 

3.  1785;  d.  unm.,  Oct.  22.  1823. 
35J.     THOMAS  FISKE  (Theophilus,  William,  William,  John,  William,  Rob- 
ert, Simon,   Simon,   William,   Symond),  bap.   Ipswich,   Mass.,   Aug.  24,   1707;   m. 


-;  m.  2d, .     He  received  his  share  of  his  father's  estate 

prior  to  his  death,  by  deed,  Apr.  2,  1757,  half  of  the  homestead  and  the  westerly 
half  of  the  house.     He  d.  s.  p.;  res.  Ipswich,  Mass. 

357.  EBENEZER  FISK  (Ebenezer,  William,  William,  John,  William,  Rob- 
ert, Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  in  Wenham,  Mass.,  July  2,  1716;  m.  in 
Upton,  Jan.  28,  1739,  Dorcas  Tyler,  an  aunt  of  President  John  Tyler. 

The  original  Indian  name  of  the  territory,  embraced  in  the  town  of  Shelburne, 
was  "Quabbin."  On  the  30th  of  June,  1732,  the  General  Court  granted  seven 
townships  of  land,  si.x  miles  square  each,  to  the  descendants  of  the  soldiers  \yho 
destroyed  the  Narraganset^fort,  on  the  19th  of  Dec,  1675.  The  number  of  soldiers 
was  840.  This  gave  a  township  of  six  miles  square  to  each  120  soldiers.  These 
townships  were  granted  on  condition  that  each  township  should  settle  at  least 
60  families  on  its  territory  within  seven  years  after  the  grant,  settle  a  learned 
Orthodox  minister,  and  lay  out  a  lot  of  land  for  him  and  one  for  the  school. 
If  these  conditions  were  not  complied  with  the  grant  was  to  be  void.  On  the  6th 
of  June,  1733,  the  proprietors  met  on  Boston  Common,  at  2  o'clock  in  the  after- 
noon, when  they  voted  that  the  grantees  should  be  divided  into  seven  societies, 
one  township  to  be  given  to  each  society.  Narraganset  township  No.  4  was  first 
laid  out  in  New  Hampshire,  but  the  committee  reported  that  it  was  not  fit  for  a 
settlement.  Accordingly,  on  the  I4,th  of  Jan.,  1737,  the  General  Court  granted 
to  the  proprietors  of  No.  4  the  territory  of  Quabbin  in  exchange  for  the  New 
Hampshire  township.  After  surveying  Quabbin,  it  was  found  to  contain  consid- 
erably less  than  six  miles  square.  So  the  Court  granted  a  tract  of  land  lying  west 
of,  and  adjoining  to,  Hatfield,  sufiticient  to  make  up  the  full  amount  of  territory 
to  which  the  grantees  were  entitled.  This  tract  is  now  embraced  within  the 
boundaries  of  Chesterfield.  The  territory  of  Shelburne  was  originally  included  in 
Deerfield,  and  was  at  first  called  "The  Deerfield  Pasture,"  and  afterward  "Deerfield 
North  West."  It  l^egan  to  be  settled  not  far  from  1756.  The  first  two  settlements 
were  made  near  Shelburne  Falls,  by  families  from  Deerfield.  The  early  settlers 
were  soon  obliged  to  retire,  on  account  of  the  French  and  Indian  war.  The  first 
permanent  settlements  are  supposed  to  have  been  made  about  1760.  Among  the 
first  settlers  was  Ebenezer  Fisk.  The  town  was  incorporated  June  21,  1768,  and 
was  named  after  Lord  Shelburne  of  England,  who,  according  to  the  usual  tradi- 
tion, gave  the  town  a  bell  which,  as  usual,  was  lost  after  it  had  arrived  at  Boston. 
The  first  town  meeting  was  held  Oct.  31,  1768,  at  the  house  of  Daniel  Nims.  Capt. 
John  Wells,  from  Deerfield,  was  the  first  town  clerk;  Ebenezer  Fiske,  constable. 
Among  the  descendants  of  Ebenezer  and  Dorcas  were  seven  who  entered  the 
Christian  ministry,  inclusive  of  Rev.  Pliny  Fiske,  of  the  Syrian  mission.  Rev. 
Dr.  Ezra  Fiske,  of  Goshen,  N.  Y.,  and  Rev.  Dr.  D.  T.  Fiske,  of  Newburyport, 

A  valuable  cane,  supposed  to  have  been  brought  from  England  and  willed  by 
the  Deacon  to  his  second  son,  has  been  inherited  by  a  male  in  this  family  in  every 
generation  since,  the  last  possessor  being  Ebenezer  Fiske  of  Adrian,  Mich.  Eben- 
ezer and  Dorcas  resided  in  Upton,  later  moving  to  Grafton,  thence  to  Hardwick, 
and  finally  locating  in  Shelburne,  where  he  died. 

He   d.    1804;  res.   in   Grafton,   Hardwick  and  Shelburne,    Mass. 

JOHN,  b.  Sept.  27,  1757,  in  Grafton;  m.  Anna  Leland. 
SIMEON,  b.  July  15,  1762,  in  Hardwick;  m.  Dinah  Whitcomb. 
DORCAS,  b.  Oct.  17,  1740. 
ELIZABETH,  b.  Jan.  28,  1743. 
JON.A.THAN,  b.  Sept.  17,  1746;  m.  Hannah  Rice. 
EBENEZER,  b.  Sept.  9,  1749;  m.  Sarah  Barnard. 
LEVI,  b.  Dec.  16,  1751.     He  served  through  the  Revolutionary 
War.     He  d.  s.  p. 
556.     viii.     ABIGAIL,  b.  Oct.  7,  1755:  m.   Samuel  Barnard,  of  Shelburne, 
Mass.,  Nov.  26,  1782,  and  removed  to  Waitsfield,  Vt.,  in  1793. 
Their  son   Ebenezer  was  born   Nov.  30,   1783,   and  married  to 
Experience  Barnard,  of  Deerfield,  Mass.,  Jan.  19,  1808.     He  d. 
Feb.  21,   1862.     Joanna,  their  daughter,  was  b.   Oct.   12,   1810, 
married  to  Anson  Fisk  Nov.  24,  1835  (see). 
557-     ix.       MOSES,  b.  Sept.  13.  1764:  m.  Hannah  Batchelor. 





















359.     JACOB  FISKE  (Ebenezer,  William,  William,  John.  William,  Robert, 
Simon,   Simon,  William,   Symond),  b.   Wenham,   Mass.,   Dec.   26,   1721;   m.    (Int), 
Nov.  5,  1743,  Elizabeth  Lampson,  of  Ipswich;  res  Wenham  and  Hardwick,  Mass. 
558.     i.         ELIZABETH,  b.  Mar.  4,  1745;  m.  Nov.  12,  1761,  David  Allen,  b. 
Aug.   18.    1738;   d  Aug.  5,   1799.     He  was  Selectman  and  As- 
sessor, Hardwick.     She  d.  Oct.  22,  1791;  m.  2d,  Jan.  22,  1794, 
Lydia   Woods.     One    of   his    children   by    his    first    wife    was 
David  Allen,  b.  May  12,  1771;  d.  Jan.  20,  1835,  Hardwick;  m. 
Apr.  27,  1794,  Ruth,  dau.  of  Job  and  Mercy  (Hinckley)  Dexter 
b.  INIar.  20,  1773;  d.  Mar.  26,  1847.     Two  of  their  children  were 
Clarissa  Allen,  b.  Oct.  7,  1796;  d.  Mar.,  1852.     She  m.  Amaziah 
Spooner.     Willard  Allen,   b.   Feb.  8,    1801;   d.   Sept.  24,    1852. 
He  m.  Mercy  P.  Ruggles.     Another  was  Lydia,  who  m.  David 
JONATHAN,  b.  May  17,  1747,  in  Wenham;  d.  May  22,  1747. 
ABIGAIL,  b.  Aug.  17,  1750. 
SARAH,  b.  Dec.  28,  1752. 
DAU.,  b.  Sept.  24,  1758. 

361.     WILLIAM  FISKE  (Ebenezer.  William.  William.  John,  William,  Rob- 
ert, Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Wenham,  Mass.,  Nov.  30,  i-'2D:  ■ 
25,   1749,   Susannah   Batchelder,   of   Wenham.     blie   m.   2d,   Benjamin   Davis.     She 
was  b.  1731;  d.  1810. 

Joseph  Bachelder,  the  first  representative  from  Wenham  (1644),  emigrated  in 
1638,  in  company  with  his  brothers,  Henry  and  Joshua,  who  went  to  Ipswich,  and 
John,  who  settled  with  him  at  Salem.  Joseph  soon  after  removed  to  Wen- 
ham, and,  according  to  Dr.  Allen,  his  descendants  continue  there  to  this  day. 
Among  his  children  (probably)  were  Joseph,  Mark,  David,  John  and  Ebenezer. 
Ebenezer  was  constable  in  1714,  and  Mark  was  one  of  the  five  drafted  in  King 
Philip's  war  and  perished  in  the  fierce  assault  upon  the  fort  of  the  Narragansetts, 
1675.  David  Bachelder,  a  grandson  of  Joseph,  Sen.,  by  wife  Susanna,  had  sons 
David,  Joseph,  Amos,  Nehemiah  and  Abraham,  and  daughters  Alary  and  Susanna. 
The  latter  married  William  Fiske,  Sen.,  of  Amherst.  Her  brothers  Joseph,  Amos, 
and  cousins  Israel,  Josiah  and  Ebenezer,  were  Revolutionary  soldiers.  The  name 
on  the  records  is  frequently  spelled  Batcheller  and  Bachelor. 

David  Batchelder  made  his  will  Aug.  25,  1759.  which  was  proved  Mar.  11, 
1766.  Wife  Susannah  to  have  the  Easterly  end  ot  the  house  &c,  son  David,  son 
Joseph,  son  Nehemiah — son  Abraham — Daughter  ]\Iary  to  have  ten  shillings  &c — 
Daughter  Susannah  to  have  ten  shillings  to  be  paid  at  the  end  of  one  year  after 
my  decease  also  my  largest  Brass  Kettle — son  Amos  to  have  the  whole  estate 
excepting  the  above  legacy,  to  be  executor. 

Wm  resided  in  Wenham,  Mass.,  and  in  1774  removed  to  Amherst,  N.  H., 
where  they  settled  on  a  tract  of  land  on  the  south  side  erf  Walnut  Hill.  He  was 
the  executor  of  his  father's  will.  He  was  the  founder  of  the  Amherst,  N.  H., 
branch.  He  resided  at  the  ancient  homestead  in  Wenham,  where  probably  his 
father,  himself  and  his  own  children  were  all  born,  after  the  decease  or  removal 
of  his  parents  and  immediate  relatives.  Of  himself  personally,  little  is  known, 
except  that  in  his  character  and  principles  he  was  a  stanch  Puritan.  His  father 
and  grandfather  were  successively  deacons  in  the  original  Wenham  church  for 
upwards  of  seventy  years;  the  same  ancient  church  of  which  Rev.  John  Fiske 
himself  was  the  original  pastor.  More  remotely  still  the  family  had  been  identified 
with  that  great  reformatory  struggle  in  England,  from  which  were  fathered  the 
rich  fruits  for  a  purer  faith  and  constitutional  liberty. 

Having  been  appointed  sole  executor  of  his  will  and  principal  heir  by  Deacon 
Ebenezer  Fiske,  William  Fiske  remained  in  Wenham  long  enough  to  settle  the 
estate  and  dispose  of  the  homestead  and  various  tracts  of  land,  when  (in  1773  or  4) 
he  removed  to  Amherst,  N.  H.,  with  his  wife  Susanna,  nine  children  and  two 
daughters-in-law,  Mary  Bragg,  the  wife  of  their  son  Jonathan  and  Eunice  Nourse, 
wife  of  their  son  William.  The  father.  William,  Sen.,  purchased  a  tract  of  land  in 
Amherst.  The  situation  was  cozy,  well  sheltered  and  watered,  but  the  country 
then  was  mostly  a  wilderness  and  the  land  rough,  rocky  and  heavily  timbered, 
requiring  immense  labor  and  sturdy  courage  to  clear  it.  off.  The  fatigue  and  ex- 
posure incidental  to  establishing  the  new  home  under  such  straitened  cir- 
cumstances, doubtless  bore  hard  on  all  the  members  of  the  family,  and  must  have 












contributed  directly  to  the  father's  death,  as  he  lived  but  a  few  years  after.  But 
they  were  glad  to  get  away  from  the  disturbances  then  thickening  along  the  sea- 
board, and  in  hopes  that  the  distance  from  the  seat  of  impending  (British)  war, 
would  in  a  measure  secure  them  from  its  horrors  that  are  attended  with  every  war, 
its  privations  and  hardships. 

Mr.  Fiske  lived  to  see  his  country  proclaimed  free  and  independent  and  his 
family  settled  in  comparative  comfort,  and  died  in  1777,  in  the  82d  year  of  his  age. 
His  widow  Susanna  was  appointed  administratrix  of  his  estate  June  ID,  1777. 
His  widow,  surviving  many  years,  married  again  and  died  about  1810  at  quite  an 
advanced  age.  Of  their  sons  and  daughters  all  except  Anne  married,  and  she 
and  two  others  excepted  William  and  David  remained  in  Amherst,  and  settled 
elsewhere.  Some  of  them  raised  large  families  and  all  more  or  less  prospered  in 
circumstances  and  the  good  esteem  of  their  fellow-citizens.  Of  them  all  it  is 
believed  that  it  may  be  truly  said  that  their  lives  were  blameless  and  their  end  calm 
and  full  of  peace. 

He  d.  in  June,  1777;  res.  Wenham,  Mass.,  and  Amherst,  N.  H. 

JONATHAN,  b.  May  i,  1751;  m.  Mrs.  Mary  Bragg. 
ELIZABETH,  b.  June  27,  1753;  m.  Oliver  Roby,  of  Merrimack, 

N.  H.     She  d.  s.  p. 
WILLIAM,  b.   Apr.  20,    1755;   m.    Eunice  Nourse  and   Hannah 

DAVID,  b.  June  25,  1757;  m.  Edith  Tay. 

MARY,  b.  Oct.  21,  1759;  m.  Nov.  10,  1785,  Dr.  Samuel  Lolley,  a 
physician  of  Francistown,  N.   H.     She  d.  in  the  prime  of  life, 
leaving  ch.:     i   Paulina,  m.  Samuel  Stevens;  he  d.  1851;  she  d. 
Jan.,  1862.     2  Minerva,  m.  Charles  Wells,  of  Francistown. 
EBENEZER,  b.  Feb.  11,  1762;  m.  Abigail  Woodbury. 
JOHN,  b.  Apr.  11,  1764;  m.  Miss  Varnum,  of  Mt.  Vernon,  N.  H. 
,  He  was  a  blacksmith;  res.  Mt.  Vernon,  Williamstown  and  Ber- 

lin, Vt.     He  d.  s.  p. 

570.  viii.    SUSANNAH,  b.   Oct.  2,   1766;  m.  William  Bennett,  of  Lunen- 

burgh,  Mass.:  res.  near  Babboosack  Pond,  Merrimack,  N.  H., 
and  Washington,  wl  ere  he  die  I  leav'ng:  i  William,  2  Thomas, 
3  Oliver,  4  John,  5  Susan,  6  Eliza.  She  moved  to  Gennesee 
Co.,  N.  Y.,  and  to  Western  Reserve,  Ohio. 

571.  ix.      ANNE,  b.  Aug.  22,  1771;  d.  unm.  in  Amherst. 

Zd-].  SAMUEL  FISKE  (Samuel.  Samuel,  William,  John,  William,  Robert, 
Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Boxford,  Mass.,  1716;  m.  Feb.  i,  1738,  pub. 
Dec.  II,  1737,  Judith  Noyes,  of  Newbury. 

During  the  French  and  Indian  conflict  we  find  the  names  of  some  of  the 
Boxford  men  who  wore  in  the  service.  They  were  in  the  company  of  Capt.  Joseph 
Frye,  of  Andover,  doing  service  at  Scarborough.  The  time  of  service  of  Samuel 
Fiske  was  from  April  27,  1748,  to  May  i.  1749.  His  wife  was  sick  while  he  was 
serving  as  soldier  in  the  French  and  Indian  war.  Mrs.  Fiske  had  probably  gone 
to  the  fort  to  help  take  care  of  the  sick,  and  fell  a  victim  to  the  disorder.  The 
winter  was  close  upon  them,  and  considerable  snow  having  already  fallen,  the 
soldiers  proceeded  to  Ticonderoga,  where  they  encamped  over  night  and  hurried 
on  their  homeward  way  next  morning.  They  marched  in  as  direct  a  line  as  pos- 
sible, through  Vermont  and  New  Hampshire,  and  reached  home  just  before  the 
first  of  December. 

Samuel  Fisk  of  Boxford  yeoman  &  wife  Judith  sold  to  Jona.  Bixby  of  same 
town  yeoman  70  acres  in  Boxford  with  house  &  barn  thereon  near  the  house  of 
said  Sam'l  Fisk  bounded  "Beginning  at  a  stake  &  stones  by  ye  Fishing  brook 
running  southerly  to  .1  stake  &  stones  near  yc  house  of  s'd  Samuel  Fisk  then  turn- 
ing Westerly  about  a  rod  &  half  to  another  stake  &  stones  then  running  southerly 
to  a  stake  &  stones  near  ye  edge  of  ye  plain  by  ye  Hills,  then  running  a  little  more 
Westerly  to  a  stake  &  stones  near  ye  stripet  then  running  N.  Westerly  to  a 
little  Walnut  tree  market  with  stones  about  it  then  running  S.  Westerly  over  ye 
stripet  to  a  stake  &  stones  =^  *  more  westerly  *  *  near  ye  upper  corner  of 
Redington's  meadow  which  line  from  ye  Fishing  brook  to  Redington's  meadow  is 
a  parting  line  between  s'd  Sam'l  Fisk  <k  John  Fisks  land  so  on  to  ye  meadow  then 
running  &c  &c  by  John  Stiles  John  Emerson  so  on  to  Andover  line  southerly  by 
Mary  Stickney  stiles  again     *     *     &  on  s'd  Fishing  brook  to  bounds  first  men- 


tion  also  2  acres  in  Reddingtons  meadow  bounded  bj-  Elias  Smith  John  Fisk  & 
John  Stiles    May  23  1746  &  ack'd  July  14,  1747. 

Samuel  Fisk  of  Boxiord  hus'man  bought  of  Jona.  Bixby  of  Boxford  yeoman 
several  parcels  in  Boxford  Viz:  21  acres  with  a  house  &  part  of  a  barn  bounded 
beginning  at  a  stake  &  stones  near  the  fishing  brook  by  land  of  John  Fisk  running 
Northerly  to  an  Elm  tree  standing  on  the  edge  of  said  brook  then  running  south- 
easterly 22  poles  &  2  foot  to  a  stake  &  stones  then  running  southwesterly  to  a  stake 
&  stones  near  the  hills  then  running  southeasterly  9  poles  &  ten  feet  to  a  stake  and 
stones  by  land  of  John  Stiles  then  running  westerly  by  land  oi  said  Stiles  to  a  stake 
&  stones  over  the  first  stripet  by  land  of  the  said  Bixby  then  running  northwesterly 
to  a  little  swamp  Oak  marked  with  stones  about  it  so  on  to  a  stake  &  stones  by 
land  of  s'd  John  Fisk  then  running  Northeasterly  by  land  of  said  Fisk  over  the 
stripett  to  a  Walnut  tree  market  with  stones  about  it  and  on  all  other  parts 
bounded  on  land  of  the  above  named  John  Fisk  Also  Another  piece  viz  Wood 
land  *  *  3  acres  *  *  by  land  of  John  Fisk  above  *  *  by  the  path  called 
"Reddington's  Meadow  Path"     j\Iar  i  1748-9  ack'd  Sept  28  1756. 

Samuel  Fisk  of  Boxford  adm'n  was  granted  to  Judith  his  widow  Apr.  6,  1761. 
Inv.  of  the  Estate  taken  May  17,  1761.  20  acres  in  the  homestead  2  acres  wood 
land.  Addes,  Broadaxe,  Augers,  saw  &c  wid.  Judith  presented  her  acct.  of  adm'n 
to  the  Court  May  9,  1763  in  which  she  says  she  paid  the  town  of  Boxford  for  their 
Expence  on  Jonathan  Peabody's  child'n  &  due  from  said  Fisk  by  ye  acct.  of  adm'n, 
on  said  Peabody's  estate  this  day.  Samuel  Fisk  above  was  admt.  of  the  estate  of 
Jonas  Peabody  and  after  his  decease  Judith  his  widow  rendered  an  account  of 
admn.  of  this  estate. 

Samuel  Fisk  &  wife  Judith  of  Boxford  Husbandman  sold  to  Thomas  Perkins 
of  Topsfield  blacksmith  24  acres  &  132  poles  of  land  in  Boxford  bounded  by  And- 
over  line,  Fame's  meadow,  Elias  Smith  &  Reddingtons  meadow  &c  Dec.  15. 
1741  ack'd  by  him  &  wife  Sept.  24,  1742. 

He  d.  1761;  res.  Boxford,  Mass. 

572.  i.         SARAH,  b.  Dec.  13,  1738;  m.  Sept.  16,   1772,  Oliver  Towne,  of 


573.  ii.       MARY,  b.  Feb.  20,  1740. 

574.  iii.      JUDITH,  b.  June  17,  1743. 

369-  JOHN  FISKE  (John,  Samuel,  William,  John,  William,  Robert,  Simon, 
Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Dec.  30,  1715;  m.  May  31,  1750,  Mary  Bridges.  She 
d.  Apr.  13,  1763.     He  joined  the  church  by  profession  in  May,  1763. 

John  Fisk  of  Andover  new  parish  labourer  bought  of  John  Abbot  Jr  of  same 
parish  yeoman  &  his  wife  Phebe  all  their  right  title  &  interest  in  ye  lands  buildings 
&  meadows  hereafter  named  excepting  our  right  in  our  mother  Abigail  holt  her 
thirds  in  said  lands  buildings  &  meadows  lying  in  Boxford  *  *  and  is  part  of 
j^e  living  or  estate  of  our  father  John  Fisk  late  of  Boxford  aforesaid  dec'd  which 
right  of  ours  hereby  conveyed  is  ye  one  third  of  two  third  parts  of  said  premises 
the  first  &  principal  piece  containing  in  ye  whole  about  seventy  acres  be  ye  same 
more  or  less  together  with  a  dwellinghouse  &  barn  thereon  *  *  bounded  "be- 
ginning at  a  rock  at  ye  fishing  brook  running  southerly  by  Tho  Cummings's  land 
*  *  N  westerly  by  Cummings's  *  to  a  small  brook,  thence  southerly  by 
other  land  which  was  our  s'd  father's  to  Redmgton's  meadow  to  a  white  oak  *  * 
&  on  all  other  parts  bounded  by  ye  land  of  Sam'l  Fisk  &  ye  Fishing  brook  And 
also  one  piece  of  meadow  lying  in  Redington's  meadow  *  *  2J4  acres  *  * 
And  one  piece  of  Dirty  meadow  containing  2  acres  more  or  less  together  with  our 
right  in  ye  salt  marsh  which  was  our  s'd  fathers  lying  in  Rowley  containing  in 
the  whole  2  acres  more  or  less  *  *  and  also  a  lott  of  wood  land  *  by  ye 
Fishing  brook  above  the  Sawmill  *  *  40  acres  *  bounded  by  J  Cummings, 
by  "land  above  mentioned  which  was  our  fathers  to  where  a  brook  runs  out  of 
Redingtons  meadow"  *  "*  by  Elias  Smith,  &  Sarah  Fisk's  land.  Also  2  acres 
of  "Eight  mile  meadow"  also  another  piece  of  114  acres  on  Fishing  brook  called 
"ye  works  pond"  bounded  by  John  Stiles,  John  Peabody  and  "by  a  gutter  runing 
out  of  ye  Ironworks  swamp"     To  Have  &c      Oct.  11,  1738. 

John  Fiske  of  Andover,  "being  far  advanced  in  years,  as  renders  it  evident,  I 
am  near  the  period  of  my  life.  I  have  therefore  thought  it  best  to  discharge  my 
mind  so  far  as  the  social  duties  of  life  will  admit  of  to  the  end  I  may  spend  the  re- 
mainder of  my  days  in  preparation  for  that  future  state,  into  which  1  am  hastening." 
Made  his  will  Apr.  25,  1800,  which  was  proved  Sept.  2,  181 1.     His  real  estate  con- 


sisted  of  homestead  of  35  acres,  40  acres  near  Joel  Jenkins  two  lots  in  Falls  woods 
&  meadow  11  acres  4  acres  on  Salem  road  below  Peter  Holt's,  15  acres  of  pasture 
near  Peter  Holt's,  Saw  mill  pasture  of  20  acres,  wood  lot  Farmer  meadow  20  acres 
Pine  Hill  lot  and  mej.dow  10  acres,  20  acres  on  the  plain  whole  amt.  $3,000.  Leg- 
atees in  will  were  daughter  Mary  Fisk  to  have  the  use  of  Yi  the  estate,  great  gnd 
child  daughter  of  gndson  Abbott  and  the  testators  grand  daughter  Hepzibeth, 
his  wife  lately  deceased  to  have  $500.  Daughter-in-law  Hepzibeth  Burnet,  family 
wife  of  son  John  Fisk  deceased  to  have  $50.  Gndson  Isaac  Abbott  Jr.  to  have  all 
the  buildings.     He  was  executor.    . 

He  d.  Aug.  14,  181 1,  ae.  96;  res.  Andover  and  South  Andover,  Mass. 

574^.  i.        JOHN.  b.  July  15,  1751;  m.  Hebzibeth  . 

574^2.  ii.      MARY,  b.  Jan.  5,  1753;  d.  unm.  June  29,  1810. 

574^.  iii.     JOSIAH,  b.  abt.  1760;  d.  Apr.  23,  1781. 

370.  SAMUEL  FISKE  (Daniel.  Samuel,  William,  John,  William,  Robert, 
Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Wenham,  Mass.,  Feb.  14,  1728;  m.  in  Upton, 
Mass.,  by  Rev.  Elisha  Fish,  Mar.  24,  1756,  Sarah  Partridge,  of  Medway.  Samuel 
Fiske,  third  son  of  Daniel  and  Sarah  (Fuller)  Fiske,  was  married  to  Sarah  Par- 
tridge, of  Medway,  and  settled  first  in  Upton,  and  subsequently  in  Shelburne.  In 
the  former  place  were  born  to  him  Comfort,  Samuel,  Sarah  and  Daniel.  The 
latter  married  his  cousin,  Huldah  Fiske,  who  lived  to  be  over  95  years,  a  widow, 
and  the  mother  of  twelve  children,  all  deceased  but  one.  The  eldest  son,  Samuel 
Fiske,  married  also  his  cousin,  Rebecca  Fiske,  a  daughter  of  Benjamin.  Of  their 
ten  children,  six  died  young.  He  d.  Sept.  25,  1797;  res.  Upton  and  Shelburne, 

COMFORT,  b.  Dec.  13,  1756. 

SA^klUEL,  b.  Apr.  14,  1759;  m.  Rebecca  Fiske,  his  cousin. 
SARAH,  b.  in  Upton  Oct.  14,  1761. 

DANIEL,  b.  May  16,  1765;  m.  Polly  Crosby,  and  Huldah  Fiske, 
his   cousin. 

DAVID,  b.  :  d.,  ae.  17. 

SETH,  b. :  d.,  ae.  8. 

371.  DANIEL  FISKE  (Daniel,  Samuel,  William,  John,  William,  Robert, 
Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Wenham,  ]\Iass.,  June  17,  1718;  m.  Zilpha 
Tyler.  After  his  death  she  married  a  man  by  the  name  of  Aldrich.  He  d.  in  Rev. 
Army;  res.   Holliston  and  Uoton.   ]\Iass. 

581.  i.  ROBERT,  b.  Feb.  24,  1746;  m.  Mary  Hall. 
^^582.  ii.  ZILPHA,  b.  Apr.  16,  1753;  m.  Jan.  26,  1792,  in  Upton,  Peter  For- 
bush,  of  that  town  (Samuel.  Thomas,  Thomas,  Daniel),  b.  Up- 
ton, Mass.,  Feb.  16,  1754.  He  was  in  the  Rev.  War;  res.  Upton, 
Mass.  Ch. :  Elijah,  b.  Mar.  12,  1778;  m.  Anna  Nelson.  Patty, 
b.  Feb.  IS,  1780;  d.  Oct.  9,  1780.  Aaron,  b.  June  11,  1782. 
Esther,  b.  Oct.  5,  1783. 

583.  iii.       HANNAH,  b.  Upton  Mar."  28,  1756;  m.  in  Upton  by  Rev.  EHsha 

Fish  Jan.  27,  1778,  Isaac  Nelson,  of  U. 

584.  iv.       DANIEL,  b.  1759;  m.  Hannah  Rockwood  and  Hannah  Palmer. 

585.  v.        SUBMIT,  b.  Oct.  27,  1758;  m.  in  Upton  by  Rev.   Elisha  Fish, 

June  25,  1778,  William  Putnam,  of  Upton.  Had  Lvdia  Putnam, 
b.  Mar.  4,  1779;  Hannah  Putnam,  b.  June  14, '1781;  EHsha 
Putnam,  b.  May  18,  1786;  Wm.  Putnam,  Jr.,  b.  Mar.  15,  1788; 
ZilphaPutnam,b.Apr.  15, 1789;  Daniel  Putnam,  b.  Feb.  29,  1790 
Sarah  Putnam,  b.  Feb.  6,  1792;  Abner  Putnam,  b.  July  28,  1794; 
Submit  Putnam,  b.  July  11,  1797.  Wm.  Putnam,  Jr.,  b.  Mar. 
15,  1788;  d.  Sept.  30,  1865.  His  wife  (Lurany  Shepard)  d.  Oct. 
4,  1875.  They  had  Lexana  Lurany  Putnam,  b.  Apr.  13,  i8'0; 
m.  Apr.  10,  1851,  Wm.  H.  Stetson,  b.  Aug.  31,  1828.     They  had 

Idella  Lurany  Stetson,  b.  Apr.  4.  1852;  m.  Edward  Field 

Doane.  She  had  Karl  Wallen  Doane,  b.  Dec.  20,  1880,  and  she 
m.  2d,  Dec.  26,  1886,  Levi  T.  Coats.  Mrs.  Wm.  H.  Stetson,  of 
Buckland,  Mass.,  is  a  descendant. 

Submit  Fisk  (Daniel,  wife  Zilpha  Tyler;  Daniel,  wife  Sarah 
Fuller;  Samuel,  wife  Phebe  Bragg:  William,  wife  Bridget  Mas- 
kett)  married  William  Putnam,  son  of  (William,  son  of  Elisha, 












son  of  Elisha,  son  of  Edward,  son  of  Thomas,  son  of  John. 
See  p.  2/5,  ■"Putnam  History")  Dea.  Wilham  Putnam  and 
Lurany  Shepard.  Lurany  Shepard  was  dau.  of  Isaac  Shep- 
ard,  Jr.,  and  Sarah  (6)  Leonard.  This  Sarah  Leonard's  husband's 
father  was  first  deacon,  husband  second  deacon,  son  Isaac 
third  deacon  in  the  church  at  "Baptist  Corner,"  in  Ashfield, 
Lyon.  Sarah  Leonard  (dau.  (5)  wife  Mary,  Joseph  (4)  wife 
Lyon.  Sarah  (6)  Leonard  (dau.  (5)  wife  Mary,  Joseph  (4)  wife 
Mary,  Joseph  (3)  wife  Martha,  Jacob  (2)  wife  Phebe,  Solo- 
mon (i)  )  m.  Isaac,  Jr.,  son  of  Isaac  and  Jemima  (4)  Smith 
(Chileab  (3)  Preserved  (2),  Rev.  Henry  (i)  ). 

373.     BENJAMIN   FISKE   (Daniel,   Samuel,  William,  John,   William,   Rob- 
ert, Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Upton,  Mass.,  May  7,  1724;  m.  Rebecca 

m.  2d,  Keziah  .     His  will  is  dated  Aug.,   1805.     Witnesses,  Josiah 

and  Seth  Hastings.     He  d.  Aug.  10,  1805;  res.  Upton,  Mass. 
BENJAMIN,  b.  May  i,  1749;  m.  Jemima  Holbrook  and  Margery 

MARY,  b.  Nov.  4,  1750;  d.  Nov.  26,  1750. 
DANIEL,  b.  Jan.  24,  1758. 
ICHABOD,  b.  June  18,  1761;  d.  before  1805. 

REBECCA,  b.  Jan.  8,  1764;  m.  Jan.  23,  1784,  in  Upton,  by  Rev. 
Elisha  Fish,  her  cousin,  Samuel  Fiske,  of  Shelburne. 

MARY,  b.  . 

OBADIAH,  b.  . 

and  Abijah 














ELIZABETH,  b.  . 

REBECCA,  b.  ;  d.  in  infancy. 

375.  LIEUT.  WILLIAM  FISK  (Daniel,  Samuel,  William,  John,  William, 
Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Wenham,  Mass.,  Apr.  14,  1733;  m. 
^757)  Jemima  Adams,  dau.  of  Obadiah  of  Mendon.  She  d.  in  Upton,  Oct.  3,  1813. 
He  was  born  in  Wenham,  Mass.,  in  the  town  where  his  ancestors  settled  on  com- 
ing to  this  country  from  England.  On  moving  to  Upton  he  was  united  in  mar- 
riage and  ever  after  resided  there.  The  births  of  his  children  are  recorded  in 
Grafton  also.  During  the  Revolutionary  War  he  was  lieutenant  in  the  Upton 
company.  He  served  the  town  in  various  public  offices  of  trust  and  honor;  was 
a  member  of  the  Congregational  church,  and  highly  respected  in  the  community. 

A  descendant  in  writing  from  Grafton  says:  On  his  Gravesfone  is  inscribed 
"In  Memory  of  Lieut  William  Fisk  who  died  ]March  9,  1818  Aged  85  years"  He 
served  in  the  Revolutionary  War  was  with  Washington  when  a  part  of  the  British 
Army  was  captured  at  Trenton  New  Jersey  was  Town  Treasurer  many  year.  Select 
and  Tithing-man  often.  He  worked  on  his  Farm  &  in  his  cooper  shop.  He  had 
a  meat  Tub  which  was  made  in  England  &  brought  to  xA-merica  by  one  of  his 
Ancesters  which  is  still  in  use  at  the  old  Homestead  has  never  been  repaired  but 
appears  to  be  sound  &  in  order  for  future  use. 

The  old  inhabitents  of  Upton  (Those  who  descended  from  the  first  setlers 
do  not  increase  &  multiply  very  fast  from  Four  to  Ten  was  the  number  of  chil- 
dren in  families  formerly — in  Ben  Fisks  family  seventeen  was  numbered  two  are 
omitted  in  the  Book. 

Now  only  from  one  to  five  children  are  counted  &  one  perhaps  one  family  in 
six  has  none,  the  size  of  the  Fisks  is  less  now  than  formerly  Five  feet  ten 
inches  was  the  common  height  &  from  160  to  190  pounds  the  common  weight. 
Now  the  common  height  is  less  than  five  feet  eight  inches  &  the  weight  less  than 
160  pounds." 

He  d.  Mar.  9,  1818;  res.  Upton  and  Grafton,  Mass. 

595.  i.         JEMIMA,  b.  Mar.  19,  1758;  m.  in  Upton,  June  4,   1778.   Enoch 

Batcheller.  Ch.  b.  Upton:  Sarah,  b.  Dec.  28,  1781;  Mary,  b. 
Feb.  10,  1784;  Adams,  b.  Feb.  28,  1787;  Enoch,  b.  Sept.  11, 
1789;  David,  b.  May  25,  1792;  Huldah,  b.  Feb.  21,  1796;  Levi, 
b.  Aug.  II,  1798;  Jemima,  b.  Feb.  17,  1801;  Susanna,  b.  May  i, 
1804.    The  mother  d.  Aug.  29,  1846. 

596.  ix.      LYDIA,  b.  ;  m.  in  Upton,  June  18,   1781,  Josiah  Torrey, 

of  Upton;  went  to  N.  H. 



597.     111. 

MARY,  b.  Apr.  29,  1770;  m.  Reuben  Lewis.     Had  seven  chil- 
dren born  in  Chesterfield,  N.  H.     She  d.  in  Shelburne,  ae.  83. 

598.     vii.     RHODAH,  b.  ;  m.  in  Upton,  by  Rev.   Elisha  Fish,  May 

14,  1789,  Silas  Forbush.  He  was  b.  in  Grafton,  Mass.,  May  19, 
1766,  the  son  of  David  and  Anna  (Whitney)  Forbush.  [See 
History  of  Grafton  by  Fred  C. 
Pierce;  Forbes  Forbush  Gene- 
alogy by  Fred  C.  Pierce;  and 
Whitney  Genealogy  by  Fred 
C.  Pierce.] 

They  were  the  great- 
grandparents  of  the  author  of 
ihis  work.  Their  daughter 
Nancy  married  Nathaniel 
Smith;  their  daughter  Maria 
N.  married  Silas  A.  Pierce; 
their  son  is  Frederick  C. 

599.  viii.  LE\'I,  b.  Upton,  Mass.,  Jan.  21, 
1765;  m.  Aug.  27,  1789,  Eliza- 
beth Jane  Tatt.  He  d.  in 
Upton,  Mass. 

600.  V.  ELISHA,  b.  Nov.  4,  1774;  m. 
Betsev  Forbush. 

601.  iv.  HULD.'YH,  b.  Nov.  6,  1772;  m. 
Daniel  Fiske,  of  Shelburne. 
He  was  a  farmer  and  cooper. 
She  i\  in  1866. 

DAVID,    b.    Sept,    6,    1780;    m. 
Sally  Stowe  and  Lydia  Allen. 
Elisha,  b.  Aug.  18,  1760;  d.  young. 

376.  JOSIAH  FISKE  (Daniel,  Samuel,  William,  John,  William,  Robert, 
Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Wenham,  Mass.,  Feb.  2,  1735;  m.  Jan.  20, 
1762,  Sarah  Barber.  She  d.  June  2,  1771;  m.  2d,  in  Upton,  June  10,  1772,  Lydia 
Daniels;  m.  3d,  Nov.  16,  1783,  Elizabeth  Gore.  He  d.  in  Upton;  res.  Upton,  Mass. 
604.  i.  JACOB,  b.  Nov.  22,  1762. 
60s.     ii-        JOSIAH.  b.  Oct.  20,  1764;  m.  Kezia  Wood. 

ABIJAH,  b.  Dec.  8,  1766;  m.  Betsey . 

MARY.  b.  Nov.  7,  176 

602.  vi. 

603.  ii. 


606.  iii. 

607.  iv. 

608.  v. 

609.  vi. 

610.  vii. 

SARAH,  b.  Mar.  10,  1771;  d.  Mar.  11,  1771. 
ASA,  b.  Oct.  23,  1773. 
SARAH,  b.  July  22,  1776. 

381.  DANIEL  FISKE  (Samuel,  Joseph,  William,  John,  William,  Robert, 
Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Swanzejs  Mass.,  May  10,  1710;  m.  Mercy 
Stone;  m.  2d,  Sarah  Stewart.  He  was  a  cooper.  He  d.  in  Swanzey  in  1764;  res. 
Johnston,   R.    I. 

611.  ii.        AMOS,   b.  ;   m.    Mary  Wilbour. 

612.  i.         SAiMUEL,  b.  ;   m.,   and  res.   in   Rhode   Island,   and  had 




Rufus,  Amos,  Daniel. 
CALEB,  b.  . 

619.  ix. 

620.  X. 

621.  xi. 

JOSEPH,  b.  - 
REUBEN,  b.  - 
DANIEL,   b.   - 

viii.    MARY,   b.   

MERCY,  b. 

ABIGAIL,  b.  

382.  JOSEPH  FISKE  (Samuel,  Joseph,  William.  John,  Williai^  Robert, 
Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Scituate,  R.  I.,  June  8,  1708;  m.  Freelove 
Fiske,  dau.  of  Benjamin  of  Scituate.  He  was  born  in  Scituate,  R.  I.,  where  he 
resided,  finally  moving  to  Providence,  and  later  to  Johnston,  R.  I.,  where  he 
died.  He  was  possessed  of  a  comfortable  estate  at  his  death.  CalTed  "yeoman," 
also   "cooper."     1735   Scituate    R.    I.     He   was   living   in    Scituate   this   year   and 


his  two  first  children's  births  were  recorded  in  that  town.  (Scituate  was  set  oflf 
from  Providence  in  1731.)  1744  Providence.  He  had  returned  to  Providence  at 
this  date.  1759  Mar  6  Johnston  was  set  off  from  town  of  Providence,  and  was 
henceforward  his  home,  though  his  residence  did  not  change.  (That  is  to  say 
the  change  in  town  Unes  carried  him  into  another  town.)  1774  His  household 
consisted  of  4  males  above  16  and  2  females.  (Probably  himself,  wife,  i  daughter 
and  2  youngest  sons  and  a  hired  man.)  His  son  Ephraim  at  this  date  had  8  in 
his  family.  1784  Oct  4  Will  probated  (Made  in  1762  July  3).  Executors  wife 
Freelove  and  son  Ephraim.  To  wife  the  improvement  of  land  north  side  of 
Plainfield  Road  till  son  Isaac  is  14,  for  the  support  of  children.  To  son  Ephraim 
a  lot  in  Cranston  and  iioo.  To  daughter  Lois  Fiske  2  beds  and  £20.  To  daugh- 
ter Sarah  Fiske  2  beds  and  £20.  To  son  Joseph  the  house  and  barn  where  his 
grandfather  Samuel  Fiske  lived.  To  son  Isaac  the  house  and  barn  where  I 
now  dwell.  To  2  sons  Joseph  and  Isaac  remainder  of  real  estate.  To  7  chil- 
dren Patience  Tracy,  Elizabeth  Kimball,  Ephraim,  Lois,  Sarah,  Joseph,  and  Isaac 
Fiske,  all  movable  estate,  with  a  double  portion  to  Ephraim.  (This  was  because 
he  was  the  oldest  son).  Inventory  igo,  12s.  5d.  viz.  i  blue  broad  cloth  great  coat, 
blue  straight  bodiced  serge  coat,  a  snuff  colored  serge  jacket,  blue  broad  cloth 
straight  bodiced  coat  and  breeches,  &c,  a  castor  hat,  tobacco  pouch,  pair  of 
braided  garters,  old  warming  pan,  pewter  plates,  platters,  basin  &c,  lignum  vitae 
salt  mortar,  5  beds,  clock,  quilt  wheel,  linen  wheel,  woolen  wheel,  8  weavers 
sleighs,  cedar  cheese  tub,  cedar  churn,  16  chairs,  large  bible,  4  tables,  &c. 
He  d.  Aug.  27,  1784;  res.  Providence,  Scituate  and  Johnston,  R.  I. 

622.  i.         EPHRAIM,  b.  ;  m.  Lydia  Mattewson. 

623.  ii.       JOSEPH,   b.  ;   m.  Knight,  and  rev.  to  northern 

New    York. 

624.  iii.      ISAAC,  b.  June  15,  1757;  m.  Mercy  Fenner. 

625.  iv.       PATIENCE,  b.  Apr.  12,  1735;  m.  Prince  Tracy. 

626.  V.        ELIZABETH,  b.  Feb.  20,  1736;  m. Kimball. 

627.  vi.       SARAH,  b.  ;  m.  Abner  Burlingame. 

628.  vii.      LOIS,  b.  ;  m.  Hammond  and  Robert  Potter. 

385.     PHINEHAS  FISK  (Samuel,  Joseph,  William,  John,  William,  Robert, 

Simon,   Simon,  William,   Symond),  b.  ;   m.   in   Providence,  Jan.    19,    1728, 

Mary  Colwell.     He  d.  before  1784;  res.  Providence,  R.  I. 

629.  V.        FISHER,  b.   Sept.  29,   1742;  m.  June  20,   1784,   Hannah  Dyer, 

dau.  of  Samuel;  res.  No.  Providence,  R.  I. 

630.  i.        JOHN,  b.  Aug.  I,  1729. 

631.  ii.        PHINEAS,  b.  Apr.  8,  1731- 

632.  iii.      AMEY,  b.  Oct.  14,  1733;  m.  Samuel  Fenner,  in  Cranston,  Sept. 

6,   1764. 

633.  iv.      JONATHAN,  b.  May  24,  1735. 

388.  LIEUT.  JOHN  FISKE  (John,  John,  Nathaniel,  William,  Robert, 
Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Wat.  (West  precinct,  Waltham),  May  15, 
1687;  m.  June  7,  171 1,  Mary  Whitney,  dau.  of  Samuel  and  Mary  (Bemis),  b.  Sept. 
30,  1689,  d.  Feb.  27,  1726;  m.  2d,  Dec.  14,  1727,  Elizabeth  Chinery,  dau.  of  John, 
b.  Jan.  27,  1690,  d.  1768.  His  will  was  proved  in  the  Worcester  Probate  office  Nov. 
21,  1758.    He  d.  Nov.  2,  1756;  res.  Waltham  and  Worcester,  Mass. 

634.  i.        MARY,  b.  Dec.  28,  1711;  m.  Nov.  25,  1735,  Samuel  Hagar.     He 

was  the  son  of  Samuel,  b.  Sept.  i,  1698.  By  his  first  wife  he 
had  four  ch.,  and  by  Mary  ten  ch. :  Samuel,  b.  Sept.  9,  1736; 
m.  Mary  Boyington;  res.  Wal.  Moses,  b.  Sept.  27,  1737; 
Mary,  bap.  Dec.  3,  1738;  Jonathan,  b.  Mar.  18,  1741;  Abigail, 
bap.  Jan.  20,  1743;  Sarah,  bap.  Aug.  26,  1744;  John,  bap.  Dec. 
8,  1745;  Susan,  b.  Oct.  26,  1746;  Elijah,  b.  Oct.  13,  1744;  Lucy, 
bap.  Jan.  29,   1748. 

635.  ii.       ABIGAIL,  b.  Nov.   11,  1714;  m.  June  S,  1734,  Stephen  Sawin. 

He  was  b.  Sept.  17,  1712,  the  son  of  John  and  Elizabeth  (Cool- 
idge);  res.  Wat.  Ch.:  Jonathan,  b.  Jan.  2,  1734;  Samuel,  b, 
Feb.  17,  1737;  Benjamin,  b.  Feb.  12,  1739;  John,  b.  Nov.  22, 
1742;  David,  b.  Mar.  i,  1744. 

636.  in.      JOHN,  b.  June  10,  1716;  m.  Azubah  Moore. 

637.  iv.       SARAH,  b.  May  14,  1718.    At  her  father's  death  she  was  unm. 


638.  V.       JONATHAN,  b.  June  27,  1729;  m.  Abigail  . 

639.  vi.       DAVID,  b.  June  16,   1734.     He  d.   Nov.  2^,   1777.     His  will  is 

dated  Nov,  13,  1777.     In  it,  on  record  in  the  Worcester  Pro- 
bate olitice,  is  mentioned  his  brother  John,  sister  Abigail,  sister 
Mary  Hager,  sister  Sarah  and  brother  Jonathan. 
639/4.vii.     DANIEL,  b.  about  1730;  m.  Sarah  Kendall. 

390.  JONATHAN  FISKE  (John,  John,  Nathaniel,  William,  Robert,  Simon, 
Simon,  William,  Symond),  bap.  Wat.  Dec.  8,  1689;  m.  Apr.  10,  1716,  Lydia  Bemis, 
dau.  of  John,  b.  about  1692.  He  settled  in  Newton,  near  Judge  Fullers;  res. 
Newton,  Mass. 

640.  i.        LYDIA,  b.  July  21,   1717;  m.  Nov.  24,   1737,  James  Cooke,  of 

Wat.  He  was  b.  Mar.  3,  1713.  She  d.,  and  he  m.  2d,  1759, 
Mary  Foster,  who  d.  1770;  res.  Newton  and  Framingham.  Ch. : 
Jonathan,  b.  Dec.  3,  1738;  m.  Lydia  Bacon;  7  ch.  Lydia,  b. 
Jan.  22,  1739.  Stephen,  b.  June  24,  1741;  m.  iViary  Miller. 
Mary,  b.  Newton;  d.  1750.  Enoch,  b.  Jan.,  1744;  m.  Mary 
Foster.  Zebiah  Fiske,  b.  Feb.  26,  1746.  Elizabeth,  b.  July  8, 
1748.  Rebecca,  b.  June  18,  1753.  Esther,  b.  May  4,  1755. 
James,   b.  Jan.  8,   1758. 

641.  ii.       ZEBULON,  b.  Apr.  30.  1719. 

393.  DAVID  FISKE  (John,  John,  Nathaniel,  William,  Robert,  Simon,  Si- 
mon, William,  Symond),  b.  Watertown,  Mass.,  Apr.  13,  1697;  m.  in  Windham, 
Conn,.  Dec.  25,  1723.  Elizabeth  Durkee. 

He  was  born  in  Watertown,  Mass.,  and  while  a  young  man  emigrated  to  the 
colony  of  Connecticut  and  located  in  Windham,  one  of  the  oldest  places  in  that 
state,  where  he  ever  after  resided.  Eli  C.  Fisk,  of  Havanna,  111.,  in  writing  in  re- 
lation to  his  ancestor  said:  "Our  ancestor  dropped  the  final  e  from  the  family 
name  and  settled  first  in  Mass.,  and  when  Hooker  went  to  Conn,  in  1636  he  ac- 
companied him.  Many  of  his  descendants  still  remain  in  Conn.,  but  in  the  early 
days  some  went  into  Rhode  Island.  Hence  the  early  Conn,  and  R.  I.  Fisks  dropped 
the  final  vowel  from  their  names.  In  the  fall  of  1867  or  spring  of  1868  James 
Fisk  (one  of  my  father's  brothers)  of  Omro,  Wis.,  paid  me  a  visit;  he  also  told  me 
the  same  story  in  respect  to  our  ancestors  being  one  of  Hooker's  party  and  that 
he  was  the  person  that  dropped  the  final  e  of  the  family  name.  Also  my  father 
told  me  the  same,  and  it  came  in  this  way.  I  received  a  letter  from  Stephen  Fisk 
(another  brother  of  my  father)  of  Wales,  Mass.,  who  lived  on  the  old  homestead 
there  that  signed  the  letter  e  to  his  son's  name.  Both  of  my  parents  said  it  did 
not  belong  there,  and  that  the  Fisk  that  emigrated  to  Windham,  Conn.,  with 
Hooker  dropped  it,  and  none  of  the  family  had  ever  assumed  it  since.  Now  you 
have  my  authority  for  my  statement." 

He  was  a  farmer.    He  d.  Mar.  25,  1748;  res.  Windham,  Conn. 

642.  i.        DAVID,  b.  Nov.  3,  1724;  d.  Nov.  24,  1724. 

643.  ii.       DAVID,  b.  Dec.  17,  1726;  m.  Sarah  Farnam. 

644.  iii.      JOHN,  b.  Aug.  27,  1729;  d.  Mar.  3,  1735. 

64s.     iv.     JONATHAN,   b.   July  4,    1731;   m.    Elizabeth   Scott  and   Sarah 

646.  V.       ASA,  b.  May  26,  1733;  m.  Elizabeth  Knight. 

647.  vi.      ELIZABETH,  b.  Mar.  6,  1736;  m.  May  14,  1752,  Samuel  Webb. 

He  was  b.  in  Braintree,  Mass.,  May  14,  1690,  and  died  in  Rock- 
ingham, Vt.,  Mar.  16,  1779,  ae.  89.  His  first  wife  was  Hannah 
Ripley,  dau.  of  Joshua  and  Hannah  (Bradford)  Ripley.  Eliz- 
abeth d.  s.  p.  By  his  first  wife  he  had  four  ch.  Res.  Wind- 
ham, Conn.,  and  Rockingham,  Vt. 

648.  vii.    JOHN,  b.  Apr.  17,  1738;  d.  May  31,  1742. 

649.  viii.    AMAZIAH,  b.  Feb.  15,  1742;  d.  Aug.  19,  1745. 

398.  THOMAS  FISKE  (William,  John,  Nathaniel,  William,  Robert,  Simon, 
Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Wat.  Sept.  12,  1701;  m.  June  24,  1725,  Mary  Pierce, 
dau.  of  Joseph  and  Hannah  (Monroe);  b.  Mar.  28,  1705.  He  d.  Sept.  28,  1778; 
res.  Watertown,  Mass. 

650.  i.        HANNAH,  b.  Sept.  29,  1727;  m.  May  i,  1746,  Nathan  Perry,  b. 

May  2,  1718;  res.  Wat.;  ch.:  i  Hannah,  b.  July  24,  1747,  d. 
Jan..  1748;  2  Hanah,  b.  June  i,  1749;  3  Nathan,  b.  Mar.  30,  1751. 


651.  ii.      JOHN,  b.  Apr.  24,  1728;  m.  Elizabeth  Harrington. 

652.  iii.      ABIJAH,  b.  Mar.  12,  1729;  m.  Elizabeth  Upham. 

653.  iv.      DAVID,  b.  Oct.  8,   1731;  m,   Elizabeth  Mansfield  and  Rebecca 


654.  V.        MARY,  b.  May  20,  1733. 

655.  vi.      JONATHAN,  b.  May  14,  1735;  m.  Abigail  Lawrence. 

650.  vii.  LYDIA,  b.  May  2,  1737;  m.  Dec.  9,  1756,  Jonathan  Wellington, 
Jr.,  b.  June  5,  1736.  Ch.:  Elisha,  b.  July  20,  1758;  m.  Lucy 
Cutter.     He  was  of  Lexington. 

657.  viii.    ABIGAIL,  b.  Aug.  16,  1739;  m.  Apr.  30,  1760,  Jonathan  Fiske, 

of  Weston.  (See.) 

658.  ix.       LOIS,  b.  Oct.  16,  1741;  m.  May  3,  1764,  Joseph  Hagar,  Jr.,  of 

Waltham,  b.  Dec.  31,  1736;  d.  Oct.  i,  1776;  res.  Waltham. 
Ch.:  Joseph,  b.  Feb.  16,  1765;  m.  Abigail  Flagg.  Lois,  b.  Mar. 
30,  1767;  m.  Jacob  Gale.  Susanna,  b.  Apr.  20,  1769;  m.  Joseph 
Garfield.  Miriam,  b.  Feb.  26,  1772;  m.  Thomas  Bigelow. 
Grace,  b.  May  10,  1774;  m.  Abraham  Fiske.  Anna,  b.  June  9, 
1775-  Uriah,  b.  Aug  26,  1776;  gr.  Harvard  College,  1798; 
M.  D.,  1816;  Selectman,  1805-6-8-9-14-15;  d.  Apr.  i,  1841. 

659.  X.        EUNICE,  b.  Dec.  4,  1743;  m.  July  2,  1761,  Daniel  Mansfield,  b. 

Oct.  8,  1740,  son  of  Samuel  and  Elizabeth  (Benjamin).  Res. 
Wat.     Ch.:  Jacob,  bap.  Nov.  14,  1773. 

660.  xi.       SARAH,  b.  Sept.  19,  1745;  m.  Apr.  16,  1765,  John  Lawrence,  of 

Wal.,  son  of  John  and  Mary  (Hammond),  b.  Nov.  30,  1740. 
She  was  dismissed  to  the  Concord  church  Jan.  17,  1803.  Ch.: 
Amos,  b.  Nov.  i,  1766.  John,  b.  Oct.  28,  1769;  d.  July  26, 
1776.  Joshua,  b.  Nov.  6,  1770.  Sarah,  b.  July  13,  1772.  Mary, 
bap.  July  ID,  1774.  Anns,  bap.  Nov.  10,  1776.  Abigail,  bap. 
Feb.  21,  1779. 

399.  WILLIAM  FISKE  (William,  John,  Nathaniel,  William,  Robert,  Si- 
mon, Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Wat.  Mar.  13,  1703;  m.  Nov.  14,  1733,  Mary 
Sanderson,  dau.  of  Edward  and  Mary  (Farkhurst),  b.  Apr.  18,  1710.  She  d.  in 
childbed,  July  8,  1734.  The  real  estate  of  William  Fiske  was  assigned  to  Mary 
Bridge,  wife  of  Nathaniel  and  only  child  of  William.  William  Fisk  of  Waltham 
adm'n  granted  to  Nath'l  Bridge  of  said  town  yeoman  Apr  21  1760  Mary  the  wife 
of  Nath'l  Bridge  who  was  the  daughter  &  only  child  had  the  estate  there  was  of 
the  real  estate  over  100  acres  &  bounded  by  a  Sam'l  Fisk.  He  d.  Mar.  28,  1760; 
res.  Waltham,  Mass. 

661.  i.         MARY,    b.   July    i,    1734;    m.    Apr.    5,    1753,    Cornet    Nathaniel 

Bridge;  res..  Camb.  and  Waltham.    He  was  Selectman  1767-77, 

Ch.:  William,  b.  Mar.  2,  1754;  m.  Elizabeth  .     Mary,  b. 

June  II,  1756;  m.  William  Coolidge  and  Dea.  Matthias  Brut 
of  Fram.  Abigail,  b.  July  24,  1758;  m.  Nathaniel  Bemis  of 
Wat.  Nathaniel,  b.  Sept.  24,  1760;  m.  Nancy ;  gr.  Har- 
vard College,  1782,  a  teacher.  Matthew,  b.  Aug.,  1763;  d. 
Sept.,  1763.  Anna,  b.  Aug.  3,  1765;  m.  Isaac  Sanderson. 
Sarah,  b.  June  14,  1768;  m.  Solomon  Flagg. 

400.  JOHN  FISKE  (William,  John,  Nathaniel,  William,  Robert,  Simon, 
Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Wat.  Aug.  24,  1706;  m.  June  13,  I734,  Sarah  Child, 
dau.  of  Daniel  and  Beriah  (Bemis),  b.  Sept.  14,  1702.     Res.  Waltham,  Mass. 

662.  i.        DAVID,  bap.   Oct.   12,   1735. 

663.  ii.       ABIGAIL,   bap.   Sept.   4,    1737. 

664.  iii.      JOHN,   bap.   Mar.  25,   1739. 

665.  iv.       BULAH,bap.  July  25,  1742;  m.  Apr.  16,  1767,  Jonathan  Wheeler. 

401.  DEA.  SAMUEL  FISKE  (William,  John,  Nathaniel,  William,  Robert, 
Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Wat.  Jan.  4,  1709;  m.  Feb.  26,  i734.  Anna 
Bemis,  b.  Apr.  29,  1714.  After  his  death  she  m.  Apr.  26,  1763,  Hopestill  Bent,  of 
E.  Sudbury,  b.  Nov.  4.  1708,  d.  1772.  She  d.  in  Walth.,  a  wid.,  Jan.  7,  I793,  ae.  80, 
s.  p.  by  second  husband.  Samuel  of  Waltham  Inv.  of  his  estate 
May  18  1761  sworn  to  by  the  executors  viz  Jonas  Dix  and  Mrs  Anna  Fisk 
Apr  26  1762  Guardian  to  son  William  app'd  Apr  25  1763  when  he  was  under  14 
years  of  age  &  again  a  guardian  when  he  was  in  his  15th  year  viz  in  July  1768  Acct 


of  adm'n  made  Apr  26  1762  they  charge  Paid  legacys  to  Sam'i  Gale  &  wife  Anna 
to  Eliphalet  Hastings  &  wife  Susannah  to  Flagg  &  wife  and  to  Hobbs  &  wife 
Lucy     His  clothing  was  given  by  him  to  his  two  sons. 

Division  of  his  real  estate  Oct.  11  1762  some  of  it  was  by  Great  Pond  by  land 
of  a  John  Fisk  by  Horse  Shoe  Meadow  and  at  Prospect  Hill  the  agreement  was 
signed  by  Anna  &  Sam'l  Fisk — sons  Sam'l  &  Wm  had  each  a  third  &  the  widow 
had  the  other  third. 

He  d.  Mar.  29,  1761;  res.  Watertown,  Mass. 
(i(i(i.  i.  ANNA,  b.  Jan.  14,  1735;  m.  July  17,  1755,  Samuel  Gale.  He  was 
b.  May  6,  1726;  d.  May  6,  1793.  She  d.  June  2,  1800.  Ch.: 
Samuel,  b.  Sept.  11,  1756;  d.  in  the  Rev.  Army,  unm.,  in  the 
autumn  of  1776.  Jacob,  b.  Apr.  14,  1758;  m.  Lois  Hagar. 
Anne,  b.  Feb.  28,  1759;  m.  John  Cutting.  Alpheus,  b.  1761; 
m.  Lydia  Hammond.  A  son  of  his,  Wm.,  was  gr.  at  Harvard, 
1810;  d.  1839. 

667.  vii.       ELIZABETH,   bap.   Aug.   28,    1737;   m.    May  6,    1756,   Nathan 

Hobbs,  of  Weston,  b.  there  in  1731.  They  had  ten  children, 
four  sons  and  six  daus. ;  three  daus.  d.  young.  Ch.:  Betsey, 
m.  Amos  Pierce,  of  Waltham.  Lydia,  m.  Ebenezer  Ballard, 
of  Weston.  Lucinda,  m.  1802,  her  second  cousin,  Gardner 
Watkins,  of  Sturbridge.  William,  b.  1761;  m.  Matilda  Child. 
Nathan,  b.  1765;  m.  Lydia  Child.  John,  b.  1771;  d.  unm.,  Nov., 
1802.     Amos,  b.  1774;  m.  Sally  Gould. 

668.  iii.       GRACE,  b.  Nov.  7,  1739;  m.  May  6,  1756,  Samuel  Flagg,  b.  June 

i5-  ^72>Z-  They  res.  in  Wat.  and  Spencer.  Ch. :  Susanna,  b. 
Nov.  7,  1760;  m.  Solomon  Cook;  res.  Charlton.  Sarah,  b. 
Mar.   17,    1763;   m.  John   Guilford.     Samuel,  b.  July  24,    1765. 

Hannah,  b.  Sept.  19,  1767;  m.  Elias  Adams.     Esther,  b. ; 

m.  Apr.  26,  1791,  James  Adams.  Polly,  m.  July  5,  1796,  John 
Bemis.     Josiah,  m.  Dec.  29,   1797,  Mary  Adams. 

669.  iv.       SAMUEL,  b.  Nov.  2,  1741;  m.  Abigail  White. 

670.  V.        SUSANNA,  b.  Oct.  6,  1743;  m.  Aug.  20,  1760,  Eliphalet  Hastings, 

son  of  Eliphalet;  res.  Walth.  Ch. :  Lucy,  b.  Sept.  30,  176T. 
Elias,  b.  Feb.  13,  1763;  m.  Lucretia  Whitney.  Susanna,  bap. 
Feb.  17,  1765;  d.  Sept.  8,  1775.  Louisa  Ann,  b.  Apr.  19,  1767; 
d.  Aug.  31,  1775.     Wm.,  bap.  Sept.  17,  1769;  m.  Betsey  Abbott. 

671.  vi.       LUCY,  b.  Nov.  21,  1746;  m.  May  10,  1764,  Enoch  Hammond,  of 

Newton.  He  was  b.  in  Waltham  Oct.  29,  1734.  They  res.  in 
Petersham,  Mass.,  and  both  died  there. 

672.  vii.      WILLIAM,  b.  Dec.  28,  1753;  m.  Hannah  Cook  and  Ruth  Smith. 

405.  DEA,  NATHAN  FISKE  (Nathan,  Nathan,  Nathaniel,  William,  Robert, 
Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Wat.  Jan.  3,  1672;  m.  Oct.  14,  1696,  Sarah 
Coolidge,  b.  about  1678,  dau.  of  Ensign  John  of  Wat.,  d.  Nov.  27,  1723;  m.  2d,  May 
22,  1729,  Mrs.  Hannah  (Coolidge)  Smith,  b.  Dec.  7,  1671,  dau.  of  Simon  and  wid. 
of  Daniel  Smith,  Jr.,  b.  Mar.  15,  1668,  d.  May  14,  1718.  She  d.  Oct.  4,  1750.  He 
was  born  in  Watertown  and  often  held  office;  was  Representative  1727-28-29-32, 
and  much  confided  in  by  his  townsmen.  He  was  Selectman  1711-14-17-19-20-22-23- 
24-26-27;  Town  Treasurer,  1720-22-23;  Town  Clerk,  1724-28-39;  was  elected 
Deacon  as  early  as  1717.  His  estate  was  administered  upon  by  his  son  Samuel. 
The  will  of  his  widow  Hannah,  dated  Sept.  12  and  proved  Oct.  22,  1750,  mentions 
three  ch.  of  her  brother  Joseph;  ch.  of  brother  Obadiah,  d. ;  ch.  of  cousin  (nephew) 
Obadiah  Coolidge,  d. ;  ch.  of  kinsman  Joshua  Grant;  ch.  of  eldest  sister  Mary,  and 
ch.  of  her  sister  Sarah.     He  d.  Jan.  26,  1741;  res.  Watertown,  Mass. 

673.  i.        SARAH,  b.  1697;  bap.  Dec.  4,  1698;  d.  Nov.,  1713. 

674.  xVz.     ELIZABETH,  d.,  ae.  7  years. 

675.  ii.       NATHAN,  b.  Feb.  25,  1701;  m.  Anne  Warren  and  Mary  Fiske, 

of  Sudbury. 

676.  iii.      JOSIAH,  b.  Oct.  10,  1704;  m.  Sarah  Lawrence. 

677.  iv.       HENRY,  b.  Jan.  24,  1706;  m.  Mary  Stone. 

678.  V.        DANIEL,  b.  Aug.  19,  1709;  m.  Deliverance  Brown  and  Jemima 


679.  vi.       SAMUEL,  b.  Feb.  16.  1711;  m.  Lydia  Bond. 


680.  vii.      GRACE  G.,  b.  May  9,  1714;  m.  Sept.  25,  1733,  Benjamin  God- 

dard  of  Shrewsbury.  She  d.  in  Hopkinton  Oct.  28,  1803,  ae. 
90.  He  was  b.  Aug.  15,  1704;  d.  Jan.  28,  1754,  esteemed  for  his 
usefulness  and  piety.  Res.  Shrewsbury.  Ch. :  Grace,  b.  Jan. 
I,  1736;  m.  Jasper  Stone.  Benjamin,  b.  Feb.  19,  1738;  d.  Sept. 
23,  1740.  Sarah,  b.  Jan.  8,  1740;  m.  Joseph  Nichols.  Benja- 
min, b.  Mar.  29,  1742,  deacon  and  farmer,  m.  Hannah  Will- 
iams,   Lucy  and  Betsey   Russell.     Susanna,   b.   Aug.   4, 

1744;  m.  Rev.  Isaac  Stone  of  Douglass.  Nathan,  b.  Aug.  4, 
1746;  gr.  Harvard  College,  1770,  a  lawyer;  m.  Martha  Nichols 
of  Fram.  Lydia,  b.  Aug.  2,  1748;  d.  unm.  Hannah,  b.  Oct. 
10,  1750;  m.  Silas  Hey  wood  of  Royalston.  Submit,  b.  Aug. 
4,  1754;  m.  James  Puffer  of  Sud. 

681.  viii.    HANNAH  P.,  b.  May  19,  1719;  m.  Feb.  15,  1743,  William  Smith, 

Jr.,  of  Weston,  b.  May  22,,  1721.  She  d.  Sept.  2,  1813,  ae.  94; 
res.  Wat.  Ch. :  George,  \>.  Sept.  20,  1745;  William,  b.  Feb. 
14,  1748;  Mary,  b.  Oct.  18,  1750;  Lydia,  b.  Apr.  24,  1754;  David, 
b    May  6,  1756;  Hannah,  b.  June  27,  1758. 

409.  WILLIAM  FISKE  (Nathan,  Nathan,  Nathaniel,  William,  Robert, 
Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Wat.  Nov.  10,  1678;  m.  Nov.  3,  1708,  Eunice 
Jennings  of  Fram.,  b.  1686,  dau.  of  Stephen,  who  settled  in  Framingham,  Mass., 
in  1690,  and  who  m.  Jan.  i,  1685,  in  Sudbury,  Hannah  Stanhope.  After  William's 
death  his  widow  m.  Jan.  3,  1754,  William  Johnson.  He  d.  Mar.  16,  1759;  res. 
Willington,  Conn.  Ch.:  Lydia,  b.  Feb.  14,  1755;  Sarah,  b.  July  19,  1757;  Benjamin, 
b.  Dec.  12,  1758;  Abigail,  b.  May  12,  1760;  Eunice,  b.  May  8,  1762;  Mehitable,  b. 
June  3,  1764. Wm.  was  b.  in  Watertown  and  m.  his  wife  in  Framingham.  During 
the  year  1715  he  removed  to  Connecticut  and  settled  in  Ashford.  May,  1716,  he 
sold  to  Thomas  Orcutt,  "the  land  where  the  house  he  now  occupies  is  situated." 
In  the  town  records  of  Ashford,  which  by  the  way  are  in  a  very  bad  condition, 
his  wife  Eunice  is  called  "Unis."  He  d.  Nov.  8,  1750;  res.  Watertown,  Mass.,  and 
Willington,   Conn. 

682.  i.         WILLIAM,    b.    Apr.    20,    1709;    bap.    Apr.    17,    1715;    m.    Mary 

Blaucher  and  Eunice  Whitney. 

683.  ii.        STEPHEN,  b.  Sept.  14,  1714;  bap.  Apr.  17,  1715;  m.  Prudence 

Farley  and  Mrs.  Ann  (Bradish)  Green. 

684.  iii.       HANNAH,  b.  Apr.  20,  1712;  m.  July  14,  1730,  Jeremiah  Powers; 

res.  Willington,  Conn.  Ch.:  Hannah,  b.  Apr.  14,  1731;  Jere- 
miah,  b.    Feb.   25,    1733. 

685.  iv.       NATHAN,  b.  Feb.  13,  1722;  m.  Eleanor  Whitney. 

412.  DAVID  FISKE  (David,   Nathan,  Nathaniel,  William,   Robert,   Simon, 

Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Wat.  Dec.  11,  1678;  m.  Rebecca  .     After  his 

death  she  m.,  Nov.  18,  1725,  Thomas  Sanderson  of  Waltham.  She  d.  before  1737, 
for  he  then  m.  his  third  wife.  David  Fisk  Jr  of  Watertown  adm'n  granted  to  his  wid. 
Rebecca  Fiske  June  16  1724  Inv  taken  Mar.  Z'^,  1724  Items  Trooping  arms  &c — 
New  end  of  his  house  stood  on  his  father's  land — acct  of  Rebecca  the  adm'x  June  16 
1724  Thankfull  daughter  of  David  Fisk  Jr  of  Watertown  was  in  the  9th  year  of  her 
age  when  her  guardian  viz:  John  Cutting  was  appointed  Apr  17,  1732.  He  d. 
Mar.  5,  1723;  res.  Watertown,  Mass. 

686.  i.         ELIZABETH,  b.   May  6,    1722;   d.   in  infancy. 

687.  ii.        THANKFUL,  b.  Jan.  19,  1724  (posthumous) ;  m.  Dec.  24,  1741, 

Jonas  Smith  of  Waltham.  He  was  b.  June  17,  1719,  son  of 
Zechariah,  d.  Nov.  4,  1801.  She  d.  Sept.  18,  1775.  Ch.:  Anne, 
b.  June  17,  1742.  Lydia,  b.  Feb.  23,  1744.  Eunice,  b.  Nov.  4, 
1745;    m.    Benj.    Green.     Jonas,    b.    Nov.   21,    1747;    m.    Molly 

and  Mary  How.     Zechariah,  b.  Aug.  22,  1749;  m.  Sarah 

Bemis.  David,  b.  July  9,  1752;  m.  Martha  Green.  Jonathan, 
b.  Nov.  24,  1755;  m.  Ruth  Cutler.  Nathan,  b.  Mar.  16,  1758; 
m.  Susanna  Bemis.  Elijah,  b.  Jan.  30,  1760;  m.  Lydia  Flagg 
and  Anna  Whitney.  Amos,  b.  Feb.  26,  1762;  m.  Rhoda  Whit- 
ney.    Sarah,  b.  Feb.  21,  1765;  d.  Sept.  27,  1775. 

413.  NATHANIEL  FISKE  (Nathaniel.  Nathan,   Nathaniel,  William,   Rob- 
ert, Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Wat.  June  9,   1678;  m.   in   Sherburne, 


Jan.  i6,  1705-6,  Hannah  Adams,  d.  July  21,  1718.  He  was  b.  in  Watertown,  Mass., 
where  he  remained  until  he  had  nearly  attained  his  majority,  when  he  settled  in 
Sherburne.  There  he  was  married  and  there  he  ever  after  resided.  He  was 
prominent  in  church  and  town  affairs.     He  d.  Aug.  24,  1719;  res.  Sherburne,  Mass. 

688.  i.         NATHANIEL,   b.   Nov.   11,    1706;   did  he  die  at   Lake   George 

Oct.  5,  1756,  as  per  town  record? 

689.  ii.        ASA,   b.   Feb.  27,    1708;   m.    Lois   Leland. 

6go.     iii.      HANNAH,  b.  Sept.  9,  1710;  m.  Dec,  1732,  Jonathan  Carver  of 
Natick.     Had  several  daus. 

691.  iv.       MOSES,  b.  Jan.  29,  1713;  m.  Mehitable  Broad. 

692.  v.        LYDL^,  b.  Apr.  24  1715;  d.  Aug.  19,  1717,  in  S. 

693.  vi.       LYDIA,  b.   Oct.   5,   1718. 

415.  JOHN  FISKE  (Nathaniel,  Nathan,  Nathaniel,  William,  Robert,  Simon, 
Simon,  William,  Syniond),  b.  Wat.  Mar.  17,  1682;  m.  in  Sherburne,  July  31,  1706, 
Lydia  Adams,  b.  Feb.  2,  1684,  dau.  of  Moses  and  Lydia  (Whitney)  Adams  of 
Sherburne.  He  was  born  in  Watertown,  Mass.,  where  he  resided  until  nearly 
twenty-one  years  of  age,  when  in  company  with  his  brother  Nathaniel  he  located 
in  Sherburne,  where  he  ever  after  resided.  His  wife  and  brothers  were  rela- 
tives. He  was  a  weaver  by  trade  and  the  admn.  of  his  estate  was  granted  to  his 
widow  July  13,  1730.  Inventory  was  taken  July  3,  1730,  acct.  of  Lydia  the  admr., 
Sept.  13,  1731,  in  which  she  charges  for  "supporting  the  deceased  four  youngest 
children  sixteen  months,"  and  paying  a  Mrs.  Hannah  Fiske  for  nursing.  He  d. 
May  8,   1730;  res.  Sherburne,  Mass. 

695.  i.         JOHN,  b.  May  8,  1709;  m.  Abigail  (Leland)  Babcock. 

696.  ii.        LYDIA,  b.  Jan.  14,  1712;  d.  May  tj,  1715,  in  Sherburne. 

697.  iii.       ISAAC,  b.  Aug.  24,    1714;  m.   Hannah   Haven. 

698.  iv.       DANIEL,  b.  Apr.  7.  1716. 

699.  v.        LYDIA,  I3.  Aug.  4,   1720;  d.  young. 

700.  vi.       PETER,  b.  Mar.  12,  1722-3;  m.  Sarah  Perry. 

701.  vii.      ABIGAIL,   b.  July  24,    1727;    d.   Aug.   9,    1727,   in   S. 

702.  viii.    NATHANIEL,  b.   Mar.  31,   1730.     He  d.   1756;  was  a  laborer. 

His   estate   admr.    upon   by  his   brother   Isaac,    Dec.   8,    1756; 
wages  were  due  him   from  the  province. 

422.  JONATHAN  FISKE  (Jonathan,  David,  David.  Robert,  Simon, 
Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Watertown;  m.  at  Lunenburg,  July  28,  1738, 
Jemima  Foster  of  L.  Oct.  29,  1753,  administration  of  his  estate  was  granted  by 
the  Middlesex  Probate  Court  to  his  widow,  Jemima.  She  m.  2d,  in  1754,  a 
Cragan,  for  Feb.  4  of  that  year  she  returned  her  inventory  of  Jonathan's  estate 
and  her  name  was  Cragan.     He  d.  1753;  res.  Lunenburg  and  Groton,  Mass. 

703.  i.        JEMIMA,  b.  Feb.  8,  1739. 

704.  ii.        BENJAMIN,   b.    Nov.   4,    1744. 

427.  SERGT.  BEZALEEL  FISKE  (Jonathan.  David,  David,  David, 
Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William.  Symond),  b.  Sudbury,  Mass.,  Aug.  24,  171S; 
m,  there  Nov.  11,  1742,  Beulah  Frost  of  Framingham;  d.  Apr.  20,  1744;  m.  2d, 
Aug.  7,  1744,  Tabitha  Hyns,  b.  1724,  d.  Jan.  27,  1752;  m.  3d,  in  Sudbury,  Apr.  ll, 
1754,  Rebeckah  Rand  of  Sudbury.  He  was  born  in  Sudbury  where  his  father 
was  a  prominent  citizen.  Soon  after  his  first  marriage  he  moved  to  Holden, 
where  he  was  an  early  resident.  In  the  early  records  of  the  town,  constant  refer- 
ences appear  relating  to  militia  affairs.  The  citizens  were  often  called  to  make 
practical  exhibitions  of  their  patriotism  and  bravery  in  their  country's  service. 
The  town,  May  4,  1744,  "Voted  the  sum  of  £30  to  provide  powder  and  bullets,  and 
flints  for  town-stock."  Bezaleel  Fiske  was  sergeant  of  the  company.  He  was 
prominent  in  all  the  affairs  of  town  and  church,  was  selectman  1759-60,  assessor 
the  same  years,  and  town  treasurer  1760-61.     Res.  Holden,  Mass. 

705.  i.         AM  AS  A,  b.  Nov.  27,  1745. 
LUTHER,  b.  Aug.  10,  1758. 
EUNICE,  b.   Oct.  5,   1760. 
ASA.  b.  Oct.  7,  1764;  m.  Dollv  Warren. 
NAHUM.  b.  May  11,  1762:  m.  Sally  Gay. 

428.  SAMUEL  FISK  (Jonathan.  David.  David,  David,  Robert,  Si- 
mon, Simon.  William.  Symond).  b.  in  Watertown,  Mass..  May  3,  1717;  m.  in 
Sudbury,  June  14,  1753,  Abigail  Rice,  b.  in  Sudbury,  Apr.  17,  1723,  d.  1798.     She 










was  daughter  of  Jason  and  Abigail  (Clark)  Rice,  and  was  born  in  Sudbury. 
The  father  died  there  Feb.  19,  1729,  ae.  38.  The  widow  then  married  Dec.  7,  1741, 
Nathaniel  Haven  of  Framingham.  Soon  after  the  death  of  Jason,  the  widow 
was  appointed  guardian  of  the  three  children.  Nov.  23,  1741,  Abigail,  with  the 
other  two  children,  chose  Jason  Gleason  in  her  stead.  Jason  Rice  was  the  son 
of  Dea.  Edmund  and  Joyce  (Russell)  Rice  of  Cambridge.  When  the  father  died 
the  other  heirs  deeded  the  Sudbury  property  to  Jason,  upon  which  he  subse- 
quently resided,  and  where  he  died.  Nathaniel  Haven  was  a  member  of  the 
Framingham  church  when  constituted;  was  constable  in  1707;  selectman  in  1706. 
He  d.  July  20,  1746.  Samuel  was  born  nine  years  after  the  marriage  of  his  par- 
ents; he  was  the  third  and  youngest  child,  the  other  two  being  Jason  and  Hepzi- 
bath.  He  was  b.  Feb.  8,  1762,  and  went  from  Sherburne  to  Barre  with  his  parents 
when  he  was  about  nine  years  old,  and  died  there  in  1832.  His  father  Samuel, 
and  son  Samuel  are  also  buried  in  Barre,  I  believe.  He  d.  in  Barre,  Mass.;  res. 
Sudbury,  Sherburne  and  Barre,   Mass. 

By  the  will  of  his  father,  Johnathan,  who  died  in  1740,  he  was  given  "26  acres 
of  land  in  Sudbury  on  the  east  side  of  the  river  called  the  Neck."  He  moved 
to  Sudbury  and  was  married  there,  and  soon  afterward  sold  his  26  acres  and  moved 
to  Sherborn,  moving  later  to  Barre,  Mass.,  where  he  died. 

Middles'x  Co.    Deed — At  Cambridge. 

Vol.  89  page  283 — Samuel  Fisk  of  Sudbury,  Husbandman,  for  100  Lbs  sells 
26  acres  of  land  at  Sudbury  to  Richard  Heard. 

Signed    Ap.  29  1755        Samuel  Fisk 

Abegail  Fisk,  wife. 

In    March    12    1781  Worcester 

Personally  appeared  the  above  named  Samuel  Fisk  of  Barre  &  acknowledged 
the  above  instrument 

Recorded  at  Cambridge    Aug.  22   1785. 

Worcester  Co   Deeds  Vol   105  page  212 
Jan  7  1788. 

Samuel  Fisk  of  Barre  for  200  i  sells  to  Samuel  Fisk  Jr  of  Barre  (brother  of 
Jason  &  Hepzibah)  yoeman,  48  acres  of  land  in  Barre  also  Yt.  of  barn  &  my  house 
where  I  now  dwell  (the  west  room  excepted)  which  I  reserve  for  my  daughter 
Hepzibah  Fisk  during  the  time  she  remains  single" 

Signed        Samuel  Fisk. 
Abegail  Fisk. 

Vol.  105  page  213 

Jan.  3  1788 — Samuel  Fisk  of  Barre  for  200  £  sells  to  Jason  Fisk  48  acres  &  the 
house  where  the  said    Jason  Fisk  now  dwells  &  J^  of  barn. 

Signed        Samuel  Fisk. 
Abegail  Fisk. 

Vol.  72  page  372        Aug  9  1773. 

William  Smith  of  Oakburn  for  200  i  sells  to  Samuel  Fisk  of  Rutland  in  Rut- 
land District  part  of  Great  Farm  No  2  100  acres  with  a  house  &  barn — [Rutland 
District  was  finally  called  Barre,  after  being  named  Hutchinson.     M.  D.  C.]. 

He  d.  in  Barre,  Mass.;  res.  Sudbury,  Sherborne  and  Barre,  Mass. 

710.  i.         SAMUEL,  b.   Feb.  8,  1762;  m.  Dolly  Gleason  and  Mrs.   Lydia 

(Brooks)    Stowe. 

711.  ii.       JASON,  b.  Sept.  i,  1754;  m.  Elizabeth  . 

712.  iv.       HEPZIBAH,  b.  Mar.  18,  1766;  d.  unm.,  Apr.  3,  1839.     Worces- 

ter Co.  Probate  Records  Dec  1839  Will  of  Hepzibah  Fisk  of 
Barre  mentions  children  of  my  nephew  Sewall  Fisk  children  of 
my  nephew  Harvey  Fisk  children  of  my  nephew  Samuel  Fisk, 
Jr.  Brother  Samuel  Fisk,  brother  Jason  Fisk  nephews  & 
nieces  John  Joel  Hannah,  Levi — Roxanna  Sally — children  of 
my  brothers  Samuel  &  Jason  Executor,  Sewall  Fisk  of  Bos- 

713.  iii.       HEPZIBAH,  b.  Jan.  24,  1757,  in  Sudbury;  d.  young. 

430.  WILLIAM  FISK  (Jonathan,  David,  David,  David,  Jeffrey,  Robert, 
Simon.  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Sudbury,  Mass.,  Sept.  4,  1720;  m.  Nov.  13, 
1740,  Sarah  Cutting.  After  his  death  she  m.  Sept.  18,  1754,  Samuel  Buckpen.  of 
Sutton.  By  the  will  of  his  father  he  was  given  lands  in  Sutton,  to  which  place  he 
went  to  reside  probably  soon  after  his  marriage.     He  d.   intestate  about  Dec, 


1752,  for  June  4  of  the  following  year  an  inventory  of  his  estate  was  taken  which 
is  on  file  in  the  Worcester  Probate  office.     He  d.  Dec,  1752;  les.  Sutton,  Mass. 
714-     1.        JONATHAN,  b.  Feb.  3,  1743. 

715.  ii.       DAVID,  b.  May  27,  1746;  m.  Jan.  24,   1769,  Sarah  Goodale  of 


716.  iii.       SARAH,  b.  Sept.  14,   1749;  m.   Oct.  30,   1766,  John  Barnard  of 


433.  DBA.  DAVID  FISKE  (Jonathan,  David,  David,  David,  Jeffrey,  Rob- 
ert, Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Sudbury,  Mass.,  Sept.  4,  1726;  m.  in 
Sudbury,  Dec.  5,  1750,  Ruth  Noyes.  He  was  a  native  of  Sudbury,  but  early  was 
a  resident  of  Holden.  He  was  one  of  the  prominent  men  in  the  town  and  for 
years,  from  Mar.  31,  1762,  was  deacon  of  the  church.  Among  papers  belonging  to 
the  Rev.  Mr.  Avery,  pastor  of  the  church,  I  have  found  a  small  memorandum 
book,  which  contains  some  entries  of  peculiar  interest.  The  book  bears  date 
1782.  That  was  a  period  of  great  distress  among  the  people.  The  war  had 
been  long.  Money  was  scarce,  and  it  was  with  some  difficulty  that  Mr.  Avery 
received  his  annual  salary.  His  parishioners,  however,  were  disposed  to  share 
with  their  pastor,  the  good  things  of  life.  "Memorandum  of  gifts  received."  "Of 
Deacon  Hubbard,  a  piece  of  beef;  a  pail  of  soap;  a  loaf  of  bread;  a  few  candles; 
two  quarts  of  milk;  a  cheese,  and  four  pounds  of  butter."  "Of  Mr.  Abbott,  a 
piece  of  beef  and  of  pork;  also  a  spare-rib;  three  candles;  some  malt  and  a  piece 
of  bread,  also  two  wash  tubs  and  thirty  nails,  and  a  few  hops."  "Of  Lieut.  Hub- 
bard, a  piece  of  beef,  a  cheese  and  some  malt."  "Of  Mr.  Ebn.  Estabrook,  a  leg 
of  pork."     "Of  Deacon  Fiske,  a  piece  of  beef,  Jan.  Sth." 

The  ladies  of  that  day  were  equally  thoughtful  in  regard  to  the  wants  of  the 
Parish  Priest.  "Of  Mrs.  Benj.  Flagg,  a  cheese."  "Of  Mrs.  Fiske,  a  lb.  of  combed 
flax."     "Of  Mrs.  Elisha  Hubbard,  some  flax." 

David  Fiske  was  town  clerk  1783-6-8-9;  selectman,  1761-2-9-71-77-78-83;  asses- 
sor, 1 767-9-71-7-8-83-5-7-8.  When  the  census  of  the  town  was  taken  in  1773  his 
family  consisted  of  eight  persons.  He  served  in  the  local  militia  company  as  pri- 
vate before  and  during  the  Revolutionary  War. 

res.  Sudbury  and  Holden,  Mass. 
RUTH,  b.  Holden,  June  30,  1754. 
DAVID,  b.  July  19,  1761;  m.  Naomi  Winch. 
SAMUEL,  b.  Oct.  I,  1764. 

LEMUEL,  b.   Nov.  8,    1767;  m.   Eunice  .     A  son   David 

d.  in  H.,  June  11,  1801.  • 

721.     i.         ANNA.  b.  in  Sudbury,  Aug.  22,   1751;  m.  Jan.  31,   1775,  Moses 
Wheeler  of  Holden. 

434.  BENJAMIN  FISK  (Jonathan,  David,  David,  David,  Jeffrey,  Robert, 
Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Sudbury,  Mar.  28,  1730;  m.  there  1752,  Abi- 
gail Maynard.  He  moved  to  Worcester  about  the  fall  of  1755,  and  moved  else- 
where after  1767.     Res.  Sudbury  and  Worcester,  Mass. 

WILLIAM,  b.  Apr.  3  1753,     . 

MOSES,  b.  Sudbury,  Apr.   18,  1755;  d.  in  Worcester,  Sept.  20, 

ABIGAIL,  b.   May  27,   1761. 
BENJAMIN,  b.  Apr.  9,   1759.' 
JOHN,  b.  Apr.  9.  1764. 
LOIS,  b.  Sept.  18.  1767. 
MOSES,  b.  June  7,  1757. 

437-  DR.  ROBERT  FISKE  (Robert,  David,  David,  David,  Jeffrey,  Robert, 
Simon,   Simon,  William,  Symond),   b.   Lexington  Jan.   12,   1721;  m.   Mrs.   Abigail 

Grover,  m.  2d,  Betty ,  d.  Dec.  14,  1770.  There  is  no  recoid  of  his  death.  He 

was  in  Lex.  in  1764,  and  she  was  a  widow  in  1767;  he  must  have  died  between  these 
periods.  In  1767  Wid.  Betty  Fiske  bought  eighty  acres  of  land  in  Lex.  bounded 
easterly  on  the  Woburn  line  and  westerly  by  land  of  Lemuel  Simonds.  Her  will, 
dated  Dec.  4,  1770,  and  proved  in  1771,  mentions  sons  Robert,  John  and  David 
and  daus.  Betty  and  Ruth.  The  record  of  this  family  is  quite  defective.  Like 
his  father,  he  was  a  physician  by  profession,  and  appears  to  have  resided  in  many 
places.  In  1760  he  was  in  the  French  and  Indian  war.  In  1757  in  Woburn,  and  in 
1764  he  ret.  to  Lex. 

He  d. 


































Middlesex  Probate  Records  Vol  52  405  Dec  4  1770  appr  Sept  17  1771  Betty 
Fisk  of  Lexington  wid.  Will  "Being  sick  &  weak  in  body".  &  To  Son  Robert 
Fisk — ^John  &c  when  they  arrives  at  age  of  21  also  suitable  food  &  raiment  until 
he  (John)  arrives  to  14 — to  dr  Betty  &c  when  she  shall  arrive  at  age  of  18  i  dr 
Ruth  when  18  &  food  &c  till  14 — to  son  David,  whom  I  constitute  &  ordain  sole 
Ex'r  &  all  residue  of  estate.  P.  408  Sept  17.  David  Fisk  Ex'r  exhibited  Inven- 

He  d.  about  1765;  res.  Woburn  and  Lexington,  Mass. 
729.     i.         RUTH,  b.  Apr.  10,  1746;  m.  Feb.  13,  1766,  Jonathan  Harrington. 
■His  second  wife.     He  was  b.  Mar.  21,  1722.     By  his  first  wife 
he  had  seven  children,  and  by  Ruth  one,  Jonathan,  b.  Oct.  25, 

ROBERT,  b.  in  1758;  m.  Elizabeth  . 

DAVID,  b.  Nov.  2S,  1760;  m.  Abigail  Harrington. 
RUTH,  b.   Oct.  30,   1765. 

JOHN,  b.  . 

BETTY,  b.  . 

440.  DR.  JOSEPH  FISKE  (Robert,  David,  David,  David,  Jeflfrey,  Robert, 
Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Lexington,  Oct.  13,  1726;  m.  Dec.  13,  1751, 
Hepzibah  Raymond,  b.  1729;  d.  Oct.  9,  1820.  He  died  at  the  advanced  age  of  eighty- 
one  years,  and  his  wife  aged  ninety-one.  He  was  a  physician  and  the  successor 
to  his  father  who  died  about  the  time  he  began  practice.  He  admr.  on  his  father's 
estate,  and  resided  in  the  same  house.  He  had  other  children  probably  besides 
those  mentioned  below,  as  the  imperfect  records  speak  of  the  death  of  at  least  one 
of  his  infant  children.     He  d.  Jan.  8,  1808;  res.  Lexington,  Mass. 

735.  i.        JOSEPH,  b.  Dec.  25,  1752;  ni.  Elizabeth  Stone. 

736.  ii.        RUTH,  b.  Apr.  20,  1758;  m.  May  7,  1795,  John . 

737.  iii.       HEPZIBAH,  b.  June  22,  1765;  m.  John  Le  Baron;  res.  Little- 


442.  LIEUT.  JOHN  FISKE  (Robert,  David,  David,  David,  Jeffrey,  Robert, 
Simon  Simon,  William  Symond),  b.  Lexington,  Mass.,  Nov.  18,  1731;  m.  July  9, 
1755,  Mary  Ingalls,  b.  Nov.  6,  1735,  dau.  of  John  and  Mary  (Willis)  Ingalls  of 
—Somfret.  He  was  born  in  Lexington.  He  studied  medicine,  but  did  not  practice 
to  any  great  extent.  There  is  not  any  record  of  his  marriage  on  the  Lexington 
records.  He  was  in  Lex.  in  1752  and  later  as  one  of  the  heirs — "Dr.  John  Fiske" — 
he  sold  land  to  Jonas  Parker.  In  1754  he  was  in  the  French  and, Indian  war,  and 
it  is  said  later  he  was  of  Pomfret,  town,  a  housewright  and  bought  in  1753  of 
Nathaniel  Abbott  of  Pomfret  land  lying  partly  in  Pomfret  and  partly 'in  Ashford. 
In  1756  he  sold  to  William  Legg  of  Mendon  30^-^  acres  in  Mendon  North  Purchase, 
now  Milford. 

John  Fiske,  carpenter,  first  appears  on  Pomfret  records  21  January,  1753,  when 
for  ii450  bills  of  public  credit,  he  bought  of  Nathan  Abbott  of  Pomfret,  54^  acres 
of  land  lying  partly  in  Pomfret  and  partly  in  Ashford.  Fiske  sold  this  land  the 
following  year  to  Jonathan  Lyon  of  Promfret  for  £1660.  old  tennor,  buying  of 
Lyon  at  the  same  time  for  £1700,  35  acres  in  Pomfret.  John  Fiske  married  9  Jan., 
1755,  Mary  b.  at  Pomfret  6  Nov.,  1735,  daughter  of  John  and  Mary  (Willis)  In- 
galls. On  Pomfret  records  Fiske  is  frequently  called  Lieutenant.  He  died  at  Pom- 
fret 6  Aug..  1790.  His  will  (original  on  file  at  Pomfret),  dated  28  July.  1790, 
mentions  wife  Mary  for  whom  a  provision  was  made  during  her  natural  life  and 
gives  one  half  of  the  residue  of  the  estate  to  son  Daniel,  dividing  the  other  half 
between  his  three  daughters,  Mary,  Sarah  and  Alice;  Sarah's  share  was  to  be  deb- 
ited with  £20  already  advanced  her.  Wife  Mary  and  son  Daniel  Exrs.  Will  proved  7 
Sept.  1790.  The  inventory  taken  3  Sept.  1790,  by  Lemuel  Ingalls  and  Daniel 
Goodell,  amounted  to  about  £300  of  which  £190  was  real  estate.  He  d.  Aug.  6, 
1790;  res.  Pomfret,  Conn. 

738.  i.         MOLLY  (Mary)  b.  Oct.  25,  1755  (No  record  of  her  marriage). 

In  1795  she  was  living  unmarried  at  Pomfret,  but  had  removed 
to  Otsego  Co.,  N.  Y.,  prior  to  7  Jan.,  1796,  when  she  sold  to 
William   Field  a  piece  of  land  in    Pomfret  given   her  by  her 
father's  will. 
739-     ii.       JOHN  WILLYS  b.  16  Jan.,  1758,  d.  14  Sep.,  1776. 


740.  iii.      SARAH,  b.  3  Apr.    1761;  m.  (date  not  learned)  Solomon  son  of 

Lemuel  Eldredge  of  Pomfret  and  removed  with  her  husband 
to  Springfield,  Otsego  Co.,  N.  Y.,  prior  to  31  Jan.,  1792.  The 
date  of  death  of  neither  has  been  learned.  Issue:  Rosena, 
who  m.  Seldon  Rathbone  and  died  about  1812.  Sarah,  b. 
13  Nov.,  1787  m.  14  Dec,  1806,  Bailey  Crandall,  and  d.  at 
Cazenovia,  N.  Y.,  18  April,  1857.  Mary,  who  m.  Sheldon  Nor- 
ton of  Hudson,  Ohio,  and  died  about  i860.  Harvey,  who  m. 
at  Springfield,  N.  Y.,  Sarah,  b.  25  Feby.,  1795,  dau.  of  Samuel 
and  Sarah  (Vibber)  Way  and  removed  to'  Findley,  Ohio,  of 
which  place  he  was  a  prominent  citizen.  Willis,  who  d.  un- 
married at  De  Ruyter,  N.  Y.,  Oct.,  1858.  Evander,  b.  at 
Springfield,  N.  Y.,  10  Nov.,  1798;  m.  (date  not  learned)  Betsey 
Olivia,  b.  at  Springfield,  8  June,  1801,  dau.  of  Samuel  and  Sarab 
(Vibber)  Way.  They  removed  to  Hudson,  Ohio,  where  h( 
died  29  Nov.,  1827.  His  widow  returned  to  Springfield,  N 
Y.,  where  she  died  28  Aug.,  1829,  leaving  an  only  child,  Har- 
riet Louise,  who  was  b.  at  Hudson,  Ohio,  11  July,  1824.  This 
child  m.  at  De  Ruyter,  N.  Y.,  30  Oct.,  1849,  Paul  King  Randall 
and  Frank  E.  Randall  45  Broadway,  N.  Y.,  is  the  only  issue 

of  that  marriage.     Amelia,  who  m.  Barnes  and  lived  in 

Ohio.  Celestia,  b.  April,  1805;  m.  Stephen  G.  Sears  and  d. 
at  De  Ruyter,  N.  Y.,  23  Aug.,  1829. 

741.  iv.       ALICE,  born  15  Apr.,  1763,  m.  between  the  6th  :  nd  iith  of  Feby., 

1793,  Sylvanus  Eldredge,  brother  of  the  above  Solomon 

742.  v.        DANIEL,  b.  28  Sept.,  1766.  In  1796  he  was  living  at  Springfield, 

Otsego  Co.,  N.  Y. 

443-  DR.  JONATHAN  FISKE  (Robert,  David,  David,  David,  Jeffrey,  Rob- 
ert, Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Lexington,  May  20,  1734;  m.  in  Woburn, 
Sept.  4,  1755,  Abigail  Locke,  dau.  of  Wm.  and  Jemima  (Russell)  of  Woburn.  Her 
parents  resided  near  the  Lex.  line  in  Woburn.  In  1752  he  was  in  Lex.  where  for 
a  consideration  he  relinquished  his  rights  to  his  mother's  thirds;  res.  Lex.  and 
Woburn  and  elsewhere. 

444.  DAVID  FISKE  (Robert,  David,  David,  David,  Jeffrey,  Robert,  Simon, 
Simon,  William, ^Symond),  b.  Lex.,  Mar.  8,  1737;  m.  June  22,  1760,  Elizabeth  Blod- 
gett.  He  was  a 'weaver  and  to  distinguish  him  from  others  of  the  same  name,  he 
was  called  "Weaver  David."  He  was  famous  as  a  hunter.  Though  the  wild  game 
was  not  very  plenty  in  his  day,  he  contributed  greatly  to  thin  off  the  deer,  bears, 
etc.  He  ran  down  and  killed  a  stately  buck  on  the  hill  over  which  the  Burlingame 
road  ran,  and  hence  it  has  taken  the  name  of  "Buck's  Hill."  There  is  no  record 
of  his  family.     He  d.  July  20,  1815;  res.  Lexington,  Mass. 

743-  i-         DAVID,   b.    Nov.   23,    1760;   m.    Sarah   Hadley  and   Mrs.    Ruth 

744-  ii.       BENJAMIN,  b. . 

745.     iii-       BETSEY,  b.  ;   m.  Apr.   14,   1788,  Joseph  Webber.     Res. 

Lex.  Ch. :  Joseph,  b.  Feb.  19,  1789;  Susanna,  b.  July  9,  1791. 
They  then  moved  to  Bedford. 

446.  DR.  EBENEZER  FISKE  (Ebenezer,  David,  David,  David,  Jeffrey, 
Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Lex.,  Mar.  5,  1725;  m.  Elizabeth 
Cotton  of  Boston,  b.  Aug.  24,  1727.  Her  father.  Rev.  Ward  Cotton,  married 
Joanna  Rand  of  Boston.  Their  children,  as  far  as  we  have  ascertained,  were: 
Isabella,  b.  1735,  d.  July  31,  1752;  Elizabeth;  Sarah  Cotton,  b.  Oct.  19,  1739.  After 
Mr.  Cotton's  dismission  he  removed  to  Plymouth,  Mass.,  where  he  d.  Nov.  27, 
1768,  ae.  57  years.  Mrs.  Cotton  survived  him,  and  was  married  to  Mr.  Jonathan 
Gilman  of  Exeter. 

To  show  how  little  one  knows  of  their  ancestors  I  give  this.  A  great-grand- 
son of  Dr.  Fiske  in  writing  to  the  compiler  in  1896  says:  "Our  branch  of  the 
Fisk  family,  unfortunately,  I  have  been  unable  to  trace  back  beyond  the  landing 
in  New  York  about  1781.  My  great-grandfather  was  a  physician,  evidently  from 
a  prominent  English  family.  The  place  from  which,  and  the  date  of  his  departure 
from  England,  we  cannot  discover,  nor  do  we  know  his  name,  as  he  died  on  the 


passage  over.  He  was  a  widower  with  three  small  children,  but  his  mother 
attended  him  on  the  passage.  The  names  of  the  three  orphan  children  who 
landed  in  New  York  about  1781,  under  the  care  of  their  grandmother,  were:  Eben- 
ezer  Fisk,  Isabella  Fisk  and  Cotton  Fisk.  The  evidence  that  our  great-grandfather 
came  from  a  wealthy  family  in  England  is  supposed  from  the  fact  that  among  his 
effects,  landing  in  New  York,  which  jny  grandfather  had,  was  a  great  chest  con- 
taining a  costly  wardrobe,  a  number  of  velvet  suits,  etc.,  a  tortoise  shell  jewel  box 
with  many  jewels,  and  his  medical  and  surgical  instruments.  This  jewel  case  is 
now  in  the  possession  of  Cotton  N.  Fisk,  at  Abbotsford,  P.  Q.,  Canada." 
He  d.  1781;  res.  Epping,  N.  H. 

746.  i.         EBENEZER,  b.  ;  m. and  Azuba  Hoyt. 

747.  ii.        ISABELLA,  b.  ;  m.,  and  res.  in  United  States. 

748.  iii.       COTTON,  b.  Aug.  8,  1779;  m.  Sarah  Fifield. 

452.  REV.    SAMUEL    FISKE    (Ebenezer,    David,    David,    David,    Jeffrey, 

Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Lex.,  Oct.  5,  1739;  m. -. 

He  was  gr.  H.  C,  1759;  was  an  Epis.  clergyman  in  South  Carolina.  He  d.  in 
1777;  res.  South  Carolina. 

453.  BENJAMIN  FISKE  (Ebenezer,  David,  David,  David,  Jeffrey,  Robert, 
Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Lex.,  Aug.  10,  1742;  m.  May  14,  1767,  Re- 
becca Howe,  of  Concord.  After  his  death  she  m.  2d,  Mar.  28,  1786,  Lieut.  Will- 
iam Merriam  of  Bedford.  His  estate  was  appraised  Apr.  11,  1785,  and  divided 
Mar.  2-],  1786.     He  d.  Feb.  i,  1785;  res.  Lexington,  Mass. 

749.  i.         BENJAMIN,  b.  Aug.  20,  1774;  m.  Elizabeth  Bridge  and  Nancy 


750.  ii.        ELIZABETH,  b.  Apr.  7,  1783;  m.  May  29,  1S02,  William  Whit- 

ney of  Shirley,  son  of  Rev.  Phinehas,  b.  Oct.  3,  1778,  d.  Jan. 
29,  1837;  res.  Shirley,  Winchendon  and  Boston,  Mass.  She  d. 
Feb.  24.,  1810.  Ch.:  William  F.,  b.  May  19,  1803;  m.  Frances 
Ann  Rice  of  Boston,  Mass.  George  H.,  b.  May  24,  1809;  m. 
Elizabeth  B.  White. 

464.  AARON  FISK  (Samuel,  James,  James,  Phinehas,  Thomas,  Robert, 
Simon,   Simon,   William,    Symond),   b.    Newton,    Mass.,   about   1736;    m.    Abigail 

.     After  his  death  she  m.  2d,  at  Petersham,  Mar.  10,  1802,  Ebenezer  Lock  of 

Wendall.  The  inventory  of  his  estate  was  taken  Feb.  25,  1790.  In  the  Worcester 
County  Probate  Court,  Apr.  5,  1791,  John  Fisk  was  appointed  administrator  of 
the  estate  of  Aaron  Fisk,  late  of  Petersham.  Abigail  was  the  widow.  They  were 
appointed  guardians  to  Samuel,  Thomas  and  Anna.  He  d.  in  1790;  res.  Newton, 
Mass.,  and  Petersham,  Mass. 

751.  i.         SAMUEL,  b.  Nov.  19,  1766;  m.  Frances  Swan. 

752.  ii.       JOHN,  b.  ;  m.,  and  res.   Petersham. 

753.  iii.      THOMAS,  b.  . 

754.  iv.       ANNA,  b. 

755.     v.       BETSEY,  b. 

471.  SAMUEL  FISK  (Jonathan,  James,  James,  Phinehas,  Thomas,  Robert, 
Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Concord,  Mass.,  May  22,  1740;  m.  at  Not- 
tingham, N.  H.,  Mar.  6,  1764,  Judeth  Rowell  of  Nottingham.  He  was  born  in 
Concord,  Mass.,  and  during  his  early  manhood  worked  on  a  farm  in  Nottingham, 
N.  H.  He  was  united  in  marriage  at  Nottingham  by  Rev.  Benjamin  Butler,  and 
soon  after  moved  to  Warren,  R.  I.,  where  several  of  his  children  were  born.  Res. 
Nottingham,  N.  H.,  and  Warren,  R.  I. 

SARAH,  b.  Mar.  9,  1765. 

JONATHAN,  b.   Nov.  20.   1766. 

SAMUEL,  b.  May  i,  1769;  d.  Sept.  26,  1769. 

MARY,  b.  June  26,    1774. 

RICE  ROWELL,  b.  Jan.   11.  1776. 

482.  THOMAS  FISK  (Thomas,  Samuel,  James,  Phinehas,  Thomas,  Robert, 
Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Pepperell,  Mass.,  Mar.  12,  1746;  m.  Mar.  17, 
1768,  Sarah  Shipley,  b.  Dec.  25,  1748,  d.  Feb.  18,  1831,  dau.  of  John  and  Elizabeth 
(Boyden)  Shipley.  He  was  born  in  Pepperell,  Mass.,  and  continued  to  reside 
there  until  1780,  when  he  moved  to  Jaflfrey,  N.  H.  His  last  two  children  were 
bom  there.     He  was  a  farmer  and  respected  in  the  community  where  he  resided. 







Mr.  Fisk  was  a  soldier  of  the  Revolution  and  served  in  several  campaigns.  He 
lost  his  property  by  the  depreciation  of  the  continental  money.  He  moved  with 
his  family  to  Jafifrey,  N.  H.,  in  1780,  where  he  died.  He  d.  Mar.  15,  1818;  res. 
Pepperell,  Mass.,  and  Jafifrey,  N.   H. 

761.  i.         SAMUEL,  b.  Nov.  28,  1768;  m.  Mary  Twitchell. 

762.  ii.        ASA,  b.  July  i,  1771;  m.  Cynthia  Mann. 

763.  iii.       LEVI,  b.  Feb.  16,  1775;  m.  Hannah  Mellen. 

764.  iv.       SARAH,   b.   Mar.  22,    1779;  m.    Phinehas  Spaulding  of  Jaffrey, 

where  she  d.  Apr.  21,  1844.  After  the  death  of  his  wife,  Mr.  S. 
removed  to  Medina,  Lenawee  Co.,  Mich.,  where  he  died.  Ch. : 
Lyman,  b.  Aug.  2"],  1803;  m.  Sept.  18,  1831,  Susan  Marshall,  b, 
in  Jaffrey,  Dec.  16,  1808.  After  the  birth  of  their  children  they 
removed  from  Jafifrey,  N.  H.,  to  Medina,  Lenawee  Co.,  Mich. 
Ch. :  I,  Oliver  L.,  b.  Aug.  2,  1833.  He  graduated  at  Oberlin 
College  in  1855,  taught  in  the  academy  at  Medina  one  year,  and 
settled  in  St.  Johns,  Clinton  Co.,  Mich.,  in  1857,  where  he  stud- 
ied and  practiced  law,  till  he  went  into  the  army,  Aug.,  1862. 
For  two  years  he  was  in  command  of  the  23d  Michigan  Infan- 
try, the  first  year  as  lieutenant-colonel,  the  last  as  colonel. 
m.  May  29,  1856,  M.  Jennie  Mead,  b.  in  Lockport,  N.  Y.,  Dec. 
II,  1830,  and  d.  at  St.  Johns,  Nov.  9,  1857;  m.  2d,  May,  1859, 
Martha  INL  Mead,  who  d.  Nov.  25,  1861,  leaving  a  son,  Frank 
M.,  b.  Nov.  4,  1861.  For  3d  wife  he  m.  Aug.  12,  1862,  M. 
Cecelia  Swegles,  b.  Mar.  24,  1844.  2,  Eliza  S.,  b.  Aug.  30,  1835 ; 
m.  Dec.  16,  1855,  'Franklin  Gallup,  b.  Sept.  24,  1829.  Ch.: 
Frank  J.,  b.  May  8,  i860;  Arietta  P.,  b.  Jan.  13,  1862.  3,  Susan 
M.,  b.  Oct.  28,  1837.  4,  Thomas  H.,  b.  Jan.  26,  1840;  d.  Jan. 
II,  1861.  5,  Edward  M.,  b.  May  5,  1842;  d.  in  the  army  at 
Bowling  Green,  Ky.,  Feb.  10,  1863.  6,  Hattie  J.,  b.  Apr.  i, 
1844;  d.  Apr.  25,  1847.  Sarah  E.  Spaulding  [42-2],  b.  Sept.  16, 
1817;  m.  Thomas  A.  Stearns,  and  resided  in  Jaffrey  till  her 
death,  Feb.  26,  1855.  Ch. :  i,  Susanna  E.,  b.  May  28,  1839,  d. 
Oct.  27,  1839.  2,  Harriet  E.,  b.  Jan.  7,  1844.  3,  Henry  M.,  b. 
Mar.    4,    1848. 

765.  v.        POLLY,  b.  Nov.  3,  1782;  d.  June  14,  1804. 

766.  vi.       JOEL,   b.   Jan.    14,    1787;    m.    Sally    Pierce.     He  settled   on   the 

homestead  of  his  father,  where  he  d.  Feb.  19,  1823,  s.  p.  She 
afterward  married  a  Mr.  Bridges,  and  diedvin  Wilton,  N.  H. 

483.  JOHN  FISK  (Thomas,  Samuel,  James,  Phinehas,  Thomas,  Robert, 
Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond).  b.  Groton,  Mass.,  July  23,  1748;  m.  Anna 
Blood.  He  was  a  soldier  in  the  Revolution,  and  was  severely  wounded  in  battle 
by  a  musket  ball  which  passed  through  his  head.  He,  however,  recovered  from 
his  wounds  so  far  as  to  be  able  to  report  for  duty,  but  was  soon  after  taken  sick 
of  a  fever  of  which  he  died.     He  d.  1781;  res.  Groton,  Mass. 

767.  i.         JOHN,  b.   Mar.  9,   1779;  m. . 

488.  BENJAMIN  FISKE  (Benjamin,  John,  John,  Phinehas,  Thomas,  Rob- 
ert, Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Swanzey,  Mass.,  Mar.  8,  1706;  m.  Susan- 
nah Briggs,  dau.  of  James  and  Sarah  of  Kingston,  Providence  and  Cranston, 
R.  I.     He  d.  Sept.  13,  1771;  res.  Swanzev,  Mass.,  and  Scituate,  R.  I. 

768.  i.         BENJAMIN,    b.   ;    m.    Hannah    Hammond. 

769.  ii.        MARY.  b.  Mav  i,  1729. 

770.  iii.       ELIZABETH,  b.  June  3,   1731. 

771.  iv.       NATHAN,  b.  Dec.  2,  1732;  d.  Dec.  3,   1732. 

772.  V.        NATHANIEL,  b.  about   1735;   m.   Anna  ,   Lois   Rowley, 

Sylvia   and    Sarah    Arnold. 

490.  DANIEL  FISKE  (Benjamin,  John,  John,  Phinehas,  Thomas,  Robert, 
Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Rehoboth,  Mass.,  Dec.  16,  1709;  m.  Dec.  24, 
1732,  Freelove  Williams,  dau.  of  Peleg  and  Elizabeth  (Carpenter)  Williams,  grand- 
daughter of  Daniel  and  great-granddaughter  of  Rev.  Roger  Williams.  At  the 
time  of  the  marriage  he  was  of  Scituate.  She  was  b.  Nov.  13,  1713;  d.  Apr.  20, 
1791.  He  left  papers  and  after  his  death  on  examination  among  them  was  found 
the  statement  ''that  some  of  the   Swanzey   Fiskes  mooved  from  there  to   quebec 


Canada  and  corrisponded  with  their  friends  a  few  years  later  &  then  spelled  their 
name  Fiskqvie."  Mrs.  Fiske's  grandfather  was  murdered  by  the  Indians.  "He  was 
hoeing  corn  in  the  field,  his  wife  waching  him  from  their  Cabin  door  when  an 
Indian  stealthely  crept  up  Behind  him,  threw  his  tomahawk  with  unering  speed 
and  drove  the  cruel  instrument  in  to  his  skul.  He  then  tore  off  his  scalp  and  with 
his  trophy  departed  leaving  a  corpes  and  widow,  who  dare  not  utte  a  shriek  for 
fear  the  wanton  savage  would  enter  her  dwelling  &  she  with  her  helpless  Children 
must  then  share  the  father  &  husband  fate."  He  d.  June  27,  1804;  res.  Scituate, 
R.  I. 

y7^.    i.        EUNICE,  b.  Apr.  5,  1736;  m.  Sept.  30,  1762,  William  Ashton, 
Jr.,  of  Scituate,  and  Providence.     She  d.  Jan.  21,  1814. 

774.  ii.       JOSEPH,  b.  Apr.  2Z,  1738;  m.  ,  and  d.  s.  p.  June  18,  1793. 

775.  iii.       WAITE,  b.  Feb.  23,  1740.     She  d.  Apr.  28,  1807. 
-/-jh.     iv.       RHODA,  b.  Jan.  16,  1751;  d.  Aug.  5,  1772. 

"JTJ.  V.  DANIEL,  b.  Apr.  28,  1753;  m.  Freelove  Knight. 
491.  JOHN  FISKE  (Benjamin,  John,  John,  Phinehas  Thomas,  Robert,  Si- 
mon, Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Swanzey,  Mass.,  Jan.  11,  1713;  m.  Elizabeth 
Williams,  dau.  of  Peleg  and  Elizabeth,  granddaughter  of  Daniel  and  Rebecca,  and 
great-granddaughter  of  Rev.  Roger  Williams.  She  d.  Sept.  24,  1766.  She  de- 
scended in  a  direct  line  from  Roger  Williams.     [Alden's  Epitaphs.] 

He  was  a  justice  of  the  peace  for  years  and  was  called  Esquire.  He  d.  Dec. 
5,  1798;  res.  Scituate,  R.   I. 

JONATHAN,  b.  1738;  m.  Barbara  Brown. 
PELEG,  b.  Jan.  24,  1740;  m.  Lydia  Sheldon. 
CALEB,  b.  Jan.  24,   1753;  m.  Mary  Manchester. 
DORCAS,  b.  Dec.  19,  1741;  m.  Jan.  18,  1759,  Benjamin  Knight 
of  Scituate. 

493-  JOB  FISKE  (Benjamin,  John,  John,  Phinehas,  Thomas,  Robert,  Simon, 
Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Scituate,  R.  I.,  1711;  m.  Mary  Whitman.  Daniel 
Fiske's  mother  used  to  speak  of  the  Burial  service  of  Job  that  aged  and  honorable 
man.  When  the  Neighbours  had  assembled  and  the  house  was  quiet  at  the  ap- 
pointed hour  the  minister  arose  and  with  Puritanic  dignity  and  solemnity  and  a 
few  prefatory  remarkes  uttered  this  appropriate  piece  of  holy  writ  for  his  text, 
"so  Job  died  being  old  and  full  of  days."     He  d.  June  15,  1798;  res.  Scituate,  R.  I. 

JOB,   b.  July  29,    1747;   m. . 

THOMAS,  b.   Feb.  2.   1748. 

JAMES,  b.  . 

JEREMIAH,  b.  in  1731;  m.  Rebekah  Pierce. 
RHODA,  b.  May  17.  1743. 
PHEBE,  b.  Dec.  19,  1741. 
ABIGAIL,  b.  June  3,   1744. 
LYDIA,  b.  Aug.   I,   1745. 
494.     NOAH    FISKE   (Benjamin,   John,   John,    Phinehas,    Thomas,    Robert, 

Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Swanzey,  Mass.,  1722;  m. .     He 

d.  May  11,  1747;  res.  Scituate,  R.  I. 
790.     i.         NOAH,  b.   1743;  m. 























791.  ii.        MOSES,   b.   ;    m.    Huldah  . 

792.  iii.       AARON,   b. ;   m. . 

793.  iv.       PHINEHAS,  b.  . 

496.  CAPT.  EBENEZER  FISKE  (Ebenezer,  John,  John,  Phinehas, 
Thomas,  Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Milford,  Conn.,  Dec.  13, 
1719;  m.  1746,  Sarah  Hart  of  Southington,  dau.  of  Samuel.  She  d.  same  year;  m. 
2d,  at  Wallingford,  Jan.  4,  1747,  Sarah  Newel,  dau.  of  Samuel  Newel  and  his  wife 
Sarah  Norton,  and  was  b.  in  Farmington,  Conn.,  July  6,  1713.  The  father  early 
settled  in  Southington  at  the  south  part  of  the  town,  about  one-half  a  mile  north  of 
where  Fisk  settled,  and  was  living  there  when  Sarah  was  married.  He  was  born 
on  the  paternal  estate  in  Milford,  Conn.,  and  removed  thence  to  Wallingford,  and 
subsequently  to  Southingtpn.  Conn.,  where  he  died.  On  the  records  he  is  styled 
a  captain,  and  was  the  possessor  of  a  large  landed  estate. 

From  New  Milford  Church  Record.  "March  5,  1748-9  Sarah  ye  wife  of  Eben- 
ezer Fisk  was  admited  to  chh.  fellowship  by  a  letter  of  recom:  from  ye  Chh  of  X  in 

Jeremiah  Curtis  Pastor." 


Capt  Ebenezar  born  1720  sold  the  last  of  his  property  in  New  Milford,  except 
two  small  tr^ts,  in  1750,  &  his  ist  purchase  at  Southington,  dated  May  i,  1750, 
covering  233  acres  with  3  dwellings  for  5,300  pounds  old  tenor,  seems  to  show 
date  of  his  removal.  He  lived  on  the  same  place  till  his  death.  His  will  gives  to 
sons  property  in  Bark,  Victory,  Grand  Isle,  &  Montgomery  Towns,  in  Vermont, 
&  land  in  Southington.     Also  to  daughters  various  items  of  personal  property. 

Mr.  Ebenezer  Fisk  attended  the  Connecticut  General  Assembly  in  March, 
May  and  August,  in  1745,  as  a  Representative  for  New  Milford,  Conn. 

At  the  session  of  the  Connecticut  General  Assembly  held  5th  to  27th  of  Jan., 
1769,  "This  assembly  do  establish  Mr.  Ebenezer  Fisk  to  be  captain  of  the  second 
company  or  train  hand  in  the  Parish  of  Southington.  At  the  session  of  the  Con- 
necticut assembly  in  May,  1760,  Ebenezer  Fisk's  dwelling  and  land  connected, 
lying  between  the  boundary  lines  of  Wallingford  and  Farmington,  was  annexed 
and  made  a  part  of  Farmington  township  and  Southington  Parish. 

May,  1719,  Connecticut  General  Assembly  records.  Liberty  granted  to  Eben- 
ezer Fiske  of  Millford  administrator  of  the  Estate  of  Doctor  John  Fiske  to  sell 
lands  to  pay  debts. 

Vermont  Historical  Gazeteer  Vol  i  pp  1045  Town  of  Victory  containing  23,040 
acres  was  granted  Nov  6,  1780  and  chartered  Sept  6,  1781  to  Capt.  Ebenezer  Fisk 
and  sixty-four  others. 

His  will  is  as  follows: 

In  the  Name  of  God  Amen 

I  Ebenezar  Fisk  of  the  Southington  in  the  County  of  Flarllan  and  State  of 
Connecticut  Being  advanced  in  Years  &  exoused  with  increasing  Infirmity  though 
of  sound  Mind  and  Memory  consideiing  mj^  Mortality  &  not  knowing  the  Day 
of  My  Death  think  it  my  Duty  to  make  &  Do  accordingly  make  this  my  last  Will 
&  Testament  for  the  disposition  of  my  worthey  Estate:  commending  myself  to 
God  &  my  Body  to  Christian  Burial  at  the  Discretion  of  my  Executor  in  manner 
following,  that  is  to  say — 

Itemp's,,  I  give  and  devise  to  my  four  Grand  Sons  Saml,  Ira,  Ebenezar,  & 
Solomon  the  sons  of  my  eldest  son  Ichabod  Ebenezar  Fisk.  To  each  of  the  two 
first  a  Right  of  land  in  the  Town  of  Victory  in  the  state  of  Vermont  &  to  each 
of  the  others  a  Right  of  land  in  the  Town  of  Bark  in  S'd  State  to  them  and  their 
heirs  for  ever. 

Item — I  give  and  devise  unto  John  Dean  the  only  son  of  my  son  John  Fisk 
my  Right  of  land  in  the  Grand  Isle  socalled  in  said  State  of  Vermont  to  him  and 
his  heirs  forever. 

Items,,  I  give  and  devise  unto  my  son  Isaac  Fisk  two  rights  of  Land  in  the 
town  of  Montgomery  in  S'd  State  also  one  Right  of  Land  in  the  Gore  so  called 
on  Connecticut  River  &  all  the  lands  I  own  in  Company  with  John  Nickerbocker 
to  him   the   said   Isaac   Fisk   forever. 

Item,,  I  give  and  Bequeath  unto  my  Two  Daughters  Sarah  Rogers  &  Ruth 
Fisk  the  whole  of  my  Household  Goods  &  Furniture  to  be  Divided  between 
them  in  such  manner  as  thair  Portions  Considering  what  has  he  advanced  to  S'd 
Sarah  Shall  be  equal  to  them  &  their  Heirs  forever. 

Item,,  I  devise  and  Bequeath  unto  my  Son  Solomon  Fisk  &  His  Heirs 
forever  all  the  right  and  residue  of  my  Estate  both  real  and  Personal  of  every 
description  he  paying  all  my  Debts  &  Funeral  Charges  of  Settling  Estate  whom 
also  I  do  hereby  constitute  &  appoint  to  be  sole  Executor  this  my  last  Will  and 
Testament.  In  Witness  whereoflf  I  have  hereunto  set  my  hand  &  seal  this  9th 
Day  of  March  1790  Signed  Sealed  Published  Pronounced  by  the  Testator  to  be 
his  last  Will  &  testament  in  Presents  of  us. 

John  Treadwell 
John  Roys 
Sibel  Hunt 

Ebenezar  Fisk     [Seal]. 

He  d.  May  31,  1790;  res.  New  Milford,  Wallingford  and  Southington,  Conn. 

794.  i.        ICHABOD  EBENEZER,  b.  Oct.  19,  1747;  m.  Eleanor  Roberts. 

795.  ii.       SAMUEL,  b.  Feb.  i,  1750.     He  was  corporal  in  a  Connecticut 

regiment  during  the  Rev.  War.  and  died  at  Ticonderoga. 

796.  iii.      SOLOMON,  b.  Apr.  21,  1751:  d.  Oct.  31,  1757. 

797.  iv.      JOHN,  b.  Sept.  24,  1752;  m.  Lavinia  Dean. 












SARAH,  b.  May  23,  1754;  m.  Capt.  James  Rogers  of  Waterford, 
Conn.,  and  d.  s.  p. 

ISAAC,  b.  Feb.  26,  1756;  m.  Lucy . 

SOLOMON,  b.  Dec.  26,  1757;  m.  Mary  Harris. 
RUTH,  b.  Nov.  19,  1759.     She  was  married,  but  d.  s.  p. 

HANNAH   (twin  of  Ann),  b.  ;  d.  young. 

ANN  (twin  of  Hannah),  b.  ;  d.  young. 

501.     JOHN   FISK  (John,  John,  John,    Phinehas,  Thomas,   Robert,  Simon, 

Simon,  WiUiam,  Symond),  b.  Haddam,  Conn.,  June  3,  1718;  m. and 

Ann  Tyler.  John  settled  in  Middlesex  County,  where  a  son  and  grandson  (John) 
held  the  offices  of  town  clerk  and  clerk  of  the  Supreme  Court,  in  the  city  of  Mid- 
dletown,  for  upward  of  one  hundred  years.  The  latter  died  in  1847.  Res.  Middle- 
town,  Middlesex  County  and  Chatham,  Conn. 

804.  i.         JOHN,  b.  about  1740;  m. . 

805.  iii.       HANNAH,  b.  Feb.  11,  1747;  m.  Reuben  Shailer. 

806.  ,iv.       DORCAS,  b.  Feb.  7,  1749;  m.  Solomon  Tyler  of  Branford,  Conn. 

807.  ii.        BEZALEEL,  b.  1743;  m.  Margaret  Rockwell  and  Abigail  Dob- 


808.  V.        ANN,  b.  ;  m.  Thomas  Shailer. 

809.  vi.       MARY,  b.  ;  m.  Abisha  Smith.     A  son  was  Bezaleel  Fiske 

Smith  of  Essex,  Conn.,  b.  Jan.,  1799. 

503.     BENJAMIN    FISK    (John,    John,    John,    Phinehas,    Thomas,    Robert, 

Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Haddam,  Conn.,  Dec.   17,  1723;  m.  

.     He  gr.  at  Yale  in  1747.     Res.  Chatham,  Conn. 

810.  i.        JOHN,  b.  .     He  res.  in  Middletown,  Conn.,  and  d.  before 


811.  ii.        SAMUEL,  b. .     He  d.  unm.;  was  a  tutor  at  Yale,  where  he 

was  graduated,  and  died  irom  overwork. 

523.  EBENEZER  FISKE  (Ebenezer,  William,  William,  William,  John, 
William,  Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Andover,  Mass.,  1730;  m. 
Elizabeth  Richardson.  Ebenezer  Fisk  (1730-1784)  was  a  farmer,  a  confessed 
Christian,  and  had  eleven  children.  He  was  in  the  Continental  army  for  some 
time.  A  brief  biographical  sketch  (in  Ms.)  is  in  the  hands  of  Rev.  D.  M.  Fisk, 
written  by  Oliver  Blake  Fisk.  The  powder-horn  carried  by  Ebenezer  Fisk  at 
Bunker  Hill,  and  preserved  by  his  son  Isaac,  was  given  by  the  grandson  Walter 
W.  [youngest  child,  deceased  1872]  to  [Rev.]  Daniel  Moses  Fisk,  and  is  in  his 
possession  at  the  present  time,  Sept.,  1895.  He  d.  Mar.,  1784,  in  Boscowan,  N.  H. ; 
res.  Tewksbury,  Mass. 

812.  i.         WILLIAM,  b.  Mar.  24,  1754;  m.  Rachel . 

ELIZABETH,  b.  Aug.  13,  1756-7;  d.  Oct.  23,  1756-7. 
ABIGAIL,  b.  June  23,   1758. 

JONATHAN,  b.  Nov.  13,  1759.     He  was  a  soldier  in  the  Rev- 
olutionary Army,  and  was  killed  at  the  battle  of  Bunker  Hill. 

BENJAMIN,  b.  Jan.  2,  1762;  m.  Lydia  Kitteridge. 
RUTH.  b.  July  14.  1764. 

SAMUEL,  b.  June  4,  1767;  m. . 

ISAAC,  b.  Aug.  27,  1769;  m.  Molly  Severance. 
DAVID,  b.  Mar.  i,  1772;  m.  Lydia  Morse. 
EPHRAIM,  b.  Apr.  19,  1774;  m.  Sally  Morse. 
HANNAH,  b.  Mar.  13.  1779. 

EBENEZER,  b.  ;  m.  .     He  died  of  poison  in  the 

war  of  1812,  at  the  hands  of  a  woman  while  on  a  scout. 

524.  EPHRAIM  FISKE  (Ebenezer,  William,  William,  William,  John,  Will- 
iam, Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  about  1732;  m.  Mehitable  Frost, 
b.  1744.  Ephraim  Fiske  came  from  Tewksbury,  Mass.,  A.  D.  1772,  or  1773,  and 
settled  in  the  northwesterly  part  of  Concord,  N.  H.,  near  the  Hopkinton  line.  He 
had  been  married  to  Mehitable  Frost.  When  her  son  Ephraim  was  born  she  was 
thirteen  and  a  half  years  old.  She  used  to  ask  her  mother  to  tend  her  baby  while 
she  went  out  with  the  children  to  play.  A  person  asked  her  how  old  she  was 
when  her  first  child  was  born?  She  replied:  "Thirteen  and  a  half  years  old  and 
what  is  that  to  you?"    Mr.  Fiske  and  his  son  Ephraim  were  soldiers  in  the  Rev- 
























olutionary  War.  Both  were  in  the  battle  of  Bennington.  Ephraim,  Sr.,  signed  the 
following  with  others  at  Concord,  N.  H.,  in  1775:  "We,  the  Subscribers,  do 
hereby  solemnly  engage  and  promise  that  we  will,  to  the  utmost  of  our  Power,  at 
the  Risque  of  our  lives  and  Fortunes,  with  Arms,  oppose  the  Hostile  Proceed- 
ings of  the  British  Fleets  and  Armies  against  the  United  American  Colonies." 
He  d.  about  1825;  res.  Tewksbury,  Mass.,  and  Concord,  N.  H. 

824.     i.        EPHRAIM,  b.  T.,  Aug.  27,  1758;  m.  Martha  Sawyer. 

823.     ii.        SOLOMON,  b.  ;  d.  young. 

826.  iii.  MEHITABLE,  b. 

827.  iv.  EBENEZER,  b.  Jan.  26,  1766;  m.  Sarah  Blanchard. 

828.  V.  SARAH,  b.  . 

829.  vi.  LYDIA,  b.  . 

830.  vii.  DANIEL,  b.  . 

831.  viii.  SOLOMON,  b.  . 

832.  ix.  JONATHAN,  b.  . 

833.  X.  BETSEY,   b.  . 

834.  xi.  REBECCA,  b.  . 

835.  xii.  JOSEPH,  b.  . 

529.  MAJOR  JOHN  FISKE  (Josiah,  Samuel,  William,  William,  John,  Will- 
iam, Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Cumberland,  R.  I.,  Feb.  20, 
1729;  m.  in  C.  May  5,  1755,  Mary  Bartlett.  He  was  appointed  administrator  of  his 
father's  estate  in  1773.     He  d.  Feb.  12,  1789;  res.  Cumberland,  R.  I. 

836.  i.         SQUIRE,  b.  Jan.  10,  1756;  m.  Amey  Lapham. 

837.  ii.        POLLY,  b.  June  24,  1758;  m.  in  C,  Oct.  12,  1775,  William  Whit- 

aker  of  C. 

838.  iii.      JOHN,  b.  Oct.  24,  1760;  m.  Abigail  Ballou. 

839.  iv.       CHLOE,  b.  Feb.  18,  1763. 

840.  V.        FREELOVE,  b.  Feb.   18,  1766. 

841.  vi.       DARIUS,  b.  May  7,  1768;  m.  Patty  Darling. 

842.  vii.      LUCENA,  b.  July  ^i,  1770;  m.  Jan.  6,  1791,  in  C,  John  Hill. 

533.  JONATHAN  FISK  (Josiah,  Samuel,  William,  William,  John,  William, 
Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Aug.   13,   1739,   Rhode  Island;  m. 

Hannah  ,  b.   Nov.    18,   1743,  d.   Sept.   17,    1814.     Jonathan   Fisk,  the  oldest 

Fisk  of  this  branch,  lived  three  miles  from  Schuylerville  on  the  Hudson,  Saratoga 
County,  New  York,  in  a  log  house.  He  was  born  in  Rhode  Island,  but  whether 
all  his  children  were  born  there  it  cannot  be  ascertained.  It  has  been  stated  that 
all  of  this  family  of  twelve  children  except  one  lived  over  70  years,  and  that  the 
exception  was  not  a  natural  death.  During  the  Revolutionary  War  he  served  in 
the  Connecticut  line.  Soon  after  the  war  he  moved  to  New  York  State  with  his 
family.  On  Mar.  ji,  1820,  the  government  granted  him  a  pension,  and  he  was 
yj  years  of  age.  This  would  make  his  birth  in  1743.  He  d.  Dec.  22,  1816;  res. 
Rhode  Island  and  Schuylerville,   N.   Y. 

JONATHAN,  b.  Feb.  12,  1760;  m.  Mercy  Robinson. 

HANNAH,  b.  May  4,  1762. 

HULDAH,  b.  July  19,  1765. 

MARTHA,  b.  Aug.  13,  1767. 

DAVID,  b.  June  17,  1769;  m.  Mary  Green. 

DOSHE,  b.  July  20,   1771- 

CLOAH,  b.  Apr.  13,  1774. 

LYDIA,  b.  May  19,  1776. 

EZRA,  b.  Apr.  26,  1778;  m.  Lydia  Hannibal. 

ABIGAIL,  b.   May  3,   1780. 

STEPHEN,  b.  May  i,  1782:  m.  Hannah  Curry. 

BENJAMIN,  b.  July  5,  1788;  m.  Rebecca  .    They  settled 

in  Arcadia,  Wayne  Co.,  N.  Y.,  and  both  died  there.  They  had 
only  two  children,  and  both  died  in  infancy. 

537.  JOSEPH  FISKE  (Mark,  Joseph.  William,  William,  John,  William,  Rob- 
ert, Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Ipswich,  Mass.,  1741;  m.  J"n.  29,  1763. 
Eleanor  Abbott;  m.  2d,  Jan.  9,  1767,  Margaret  Hobbs  (on  church  and  town  records 
it  is  Sarah  Hobbs).     Res.  Ipswich,  Mass.,  and  New  Ipswich,  N.  H. 

Mark  Fisk  &  wife  Eleanor,  of  Ipswich  yeoman  mortgaged  to  Benj  Dutch  of 
Ips  yeoman  30  acres  of  his  homestead  land  in  Ips  with  his  dwelling  house  &c 





































bounded  by  land  of  Dan'l  Chapman  county  road  Joseph  Aletcalf  &  Fs  'other  land 
May  7  1763- 

Mark  Fisk  &  wife  Eleanor  of  Ipswich  yeoman  Sold  to  John  Colef  of  Ipswich 
a  certain  farm,  house  &  barn,  lying  in  Line  brook  parish  Ips'h  bounded  by  Joseph 
Metcalf  Meadow  of  Capt  Stamford  &  Daniel  RendgeWm  Hobson,  Dan'l  Chapman 
&  county  road  70  acres  more  or  less  Oct  28  1763. 

855.     i.         ELEANOR,  b.  Oct.  28,  1764;  m.  Aug.  i,  1783,  Joshua  Jackson 
of  Rowley. 
JOSEPH,  b.  Sept.  5,  1767;  m.  Margaret  Clark. 

BENJAMIN,  b.  Nov.  15,  1768;  m. . 

SARAH,  b.  Jan.   18,   1770;   m.   Feb.   7,   1800,  John   Hutchins  of 

Londonderry.  ,^  .-.  ,-1    '.^  ,     .     ^■ 

LYDIA,  b.   Feb.  29.   1776.-?^    OoA*^  >N  Va^X^aa/u-.  --'^  t:- 
ELIZABETH,  b.  Jan.  g,  1772. 

MARK,  b.  June  21,  1778;  m.  Eleanor  Wilson  and  Mrs.  Elizabeth 
(Stark)  Kidder. 

541.  JOHN  FISK  (Mark,  Joseph,  William,  William,  John,  William,  Robert, 
Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Kennebunk,  Me.,  1755;  m.  there Wake- 
field, she  d.  in  Kennebunk;  m.  2d  there  Comfort  Stover.  She  was  b.  1752;  d.  at 
Waterboro,  Mar.  16,  1824.  He  was  born  in  Kennebunk,  Me.,  where  he  resided 
and  was  married.  In  1801  he  sold  his  farm  and  the  followmg  year  moved  to 
Waterboro,  where  he  afterwards  resided  and  where  he  died.  He  d.  Apr.  26,  1825; 
res.  Kennebunk  and  Waterboro,  Me. 

862.  i.        JOHN,  b.  Apr.  28,  1786;  m.  Sarah  Coffin  and  Nancy  Davis. 

863.  ii.        MARK,  b.  ;  died  in  infancy. 

864.  iii.       MARK,  b. . 

865.  iv.        POLLY,    b.    ;    m.    John    Sharpies    of    Kennebunk,    Me. 

They  resided  there;  he  went  to  Norfolk,  Va.,  and  never  re- 
turned. Ch. :  Mary,  m.  Caleb  Kimball  of  Lyman,  Me.  She 
d.  in  Somerville,  Mass.,  and  was  buried  at  Lyman.  Abigail 
m.  Moses  Gowen  and  Daniel  Walker.  She  d.  in  Boston. 
Charles.  He  was  born  in  Kennebunk,  Me.  Went  to  Norfolk, 
Va.,  to  find  his  father  and  never  heard  from  again. 

866.  v.        BETSEY,  b.  ;  m.  John  Simpson  of  Kennebunk,  Me.,  and 

res.  there.  She  m.  2d,  David  Davis  of  Alfred,  Me.;  m.  3d, 
Nathan  Ramond.  He  d.  s.  p.  Ch.  George.  He  died  unm.  on 
board  ship  while  en  route  from  the  West  Indies  to  Boston  of 
yellow  fever.  John.  He  was  with  his  brother  George  and  died 
about  the  same  time  of  the  same  disease.  Samuel  Davis,  died 
in  Alfred,  Me.  Betsey,  m.  Col.  Elisha  Littlefield  of  Alfred. 
She  d.  in  Lyman. 

867.  vi.        ABIGAIL,  b. ;  m.  John  Kimball  of  Kennebunk,  Me.;  res. 

Denmark,  Me.  Ch. :  Nathaniel,  d.  in  Denmark.  John,  d.  in 
Denmark.  William,  drowned  while  skating  on  the  ice  in  Den- 
mark.    Abram,  d.  in  Denmark.     Charles,  d.  in  Denmark. 

868  .     vii.       LUCY,  b.  ;   m.   Richard  Bean.     Ch..   Mary,   m.   Oliver 

Hanson;  res.  Waterboro  and  Gorham,  Me.  Sally,  m.  John 
Thwing  of  Waterboro.  John,  m.  Abigail  White;  res.  Port- 
land, Me.  Joseph,  m.  Julia  Cook:  res.  Waterboro.  Brad- 
ford,  m.    Louisy   Coffin;   res.    Waterboro.     Susan,    m.    

Kimball  and  Seth  Scribner;  res.  Waterboro. 

869.     viii.    SALLY,   b.  ;   m.    Moody   Pike:    res.    Great   Falls,    N.    H. 

Lizzie,  b.  Waterboro,  Me.  Sinthy,  m.  Albert  Haggett  of  Low- 
ell; had  one  son  Albert.    Julia,  m.  twice;  her  second  husband 

was  a  Perry  of  Lowell.     Jane,  m.   Freeman  Brigham; 

had  one  ch.  and  res.  in  Lowell,  Mass.  Alpheus,  d.  unm.  in 
Great  Falls.     Sarah,  d.  in  Dover.     Charles,  d.  in  Dover,  N.  H. 

_  543-  BENJAMIN  FISKE  (Theophilus,  Theophilus,  William,  William.  John, 
William,  Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Ipswich,  Mass.,  Oct.  30, 
1738;  m.  Nov.  19,  1769,  Sarah  Towne  of  Topsfield,  dau.  of  Joshua.  She  was  b.  1747, 
d.  Dec.  27,  1831.  He  died  soon  after  his  marriage,  and  his  widow  lived  59  years 
after  his  decease.  She  was  a  cloth  weaver,  leaving  a  web  in  her  loom  unfinished  at 


her  death.  It  is  said  that  those  who  chanced  to  pass  her  residence,  early  or  late, 
always  heard  her  weaving  and  singing.  Estate  of  Benjamin  Fiske  of  Topsfield 
admn.  was  granted  to  Sarah  Fiske  June  i,  1772.  Inventory  of  his  estate  taken 
July  4,  1772.  Five  acres  of  land  with  the  house  and  barn,  15  acres  of  meadow  in 
Wenham,  four  acres  of  woodland  in  Boxford,  etc.;  made  oath  to  by  Mrs.  Sarah 
Fisk,  the  admr.,  July  2,  1772.     He  d.  May  i,  1772;  res.  Ipswich,  Mass. 

870.  i.         SARAH,  b.  ;  d.  May  15,  1770. 

871.  ii.        SARAH,  bap.  Nov.  7,  1773:  m.  Sept.  20,  1792,  John  Conant,  Jr., 

and  died  Feb.  25,  1830.  He  then  m.  Rebecca  Baker,  and  d. 
Apr.,  1859,  ae.  87.  Ch. :  John,  b.  Oct.  5,  1793,  d.  Jan.  16,  1867, 
leaving  six  children.  Sally,  b.  Oct.  5,  1796;  m.  James  G.  Ray- 
mond; res.  No.  Beverly;  her  son,  John,  was  colonel  in.  the 
Civil  War.  Harriett,  m.  Benjamin  Kent  of  Danvers.  Benja- 
min F.,  d.  s.  p.     Irene  d.  young. 

544.  NATHANIEL  FISKE  (Theophilus,  Theophilus,  William,  William, 
John,  William,  Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Wenham,  Mass., 
Mar.,  1741 ;  m.  in  Danvers,  Feb.  27,  1764,  Lydia  Gould,  dau.  of  Solomon  and  Eliz- 
abeth (Robinson)  Gould,  b.  June  11,  1743,  d.  Apr.  25,  1809.  Nathaniel  Fiske,  son 
of  Theophilus,  Jr.,  married  Lydia  Gould.  He  was  a  soldier  during  the  Revolu- 
tionary War,  was  in  the  battle  at  Bunker  Hill,  and  was  with  Washington  at  Valley 
Forge.  He  had  six  sons.  He  resided  at  Danvers  and  Topsfield,  and  died,  leaving 
considerable  property.  His  son  and  executor  was  Nathaniel.  Lydia  Gould  of 
Topsfield  had  a  brother,  John  Gould,  who  lived  in  that  town.  Nathaniel  and  wife 
owned  the  covenant  of  the  church  in  Topsfield,  where  most  of  their  children's 
baptisms  are  recorded;  but  the  births  of  Ruth,  John,  and  first  Lydia  are  recorded 
on  the  records  of  Danvers.  They  finally  settled  in  Topsfield,  about  half  a  mile 
from  Wenham  line,  the  house  being  the  first  after  crossing  the  causeway  from 
Wenham.     He  died,  and  was  buried  by  the  side  of  this  wife  in  Topsfield. 

Nathaniel  Fisk  of  Topsfield  yeoman  made  his  will  Nov.  2^,  1813,  which  was 
proved  Apr.  17.  1815.  Son  Benj.  had  already  received  a  part  of  his  portion.  Son 
Moses  had  rec'd  most  of  his  portion,  Son  Ebenezer  Son  John  deceased  left  a  son 
Elbridge,  Daughter  Ruth  was  then  wife  of  Elijah  Perkins  Son  David  (perhaps  the 
youngest  son)  &  Son  Nath'l  had  a  residue  &  were  Executors  Inv.  of  the  Estate 
June  7,  181 5.  Homestead  about  30  acres,  meadow  &  woodland  in  Danvers  about 
12  acres  &  272  acres  in  Boxford  amt  $3695.66. 

An  acct.  of  Executor  N  &  Eb  Fisk  July  2,  1816.     Bal  $976.03. 

He  d.  Apr.  9,  1815;  res.  Danvers  and  Topsfield,  Mass. 

872.  i.         NATHANIEL,  b.  in  Wenham,  Dec.  2,  1764;  m.  Mehitable  Balch. 
JOHN,  b.  Aug.  18,  1769;  m.  Huldah  Woodbury. 
BENJAiSIIN,  b.  Aug.  17,  1774;  m.  Lydia  Hobbs. 
MOSES,  b.  Aug.  20.  1777;  m.  Sukey  Platts. 
EBENEZER,  b.  1775;  d.  Dec.  27,  1849;  m.  in  1805,  Mary  Cleaves 

Dodge,  dau.  of  George  and  Mary  (Cleaves)  Dodge,  and  grand- 
dau.  of  George  and  ]\Iartha  (Fiske)  Dodge,  who  was  b.  May  16, 
1781,  and  d.  5lar.  27,  1852.  No  children.  Was  a  trader  in  Bev- 
erly, Mass.,  and  New  York  City.  They  are  both  deceased,  he 
suddenly  in  the  western  part  of  the  state  of  New  York  while 
they  were  there  on  business;  and  they  had  no  issue. 

877.  vi.       DAVID,  b.  Nov.  24,  1783;  m.  Nancy  Baker. 

878.  vii.  RUTH,  b.  May  10,  1767,  and  bap.  fourteen  days  after;  m.  Nov. 
20,  1794,  Elijah  Perkins;  settled  in  that  part  of  Topsfield  called 
the  "Perkins  district,"  which  is  near  Hamilton;  and  had  Dud- 
ley, who  m.  a  Sally  Perkins,  and  had  children  i,  Lydia,  who 
m.  first,  John  Ray,  and  second,  a  William  Perkins,  and  had 
children  by  both  husbands.  2,  Daniel,  who  m.  first,  Rosamond, 
a  sister  to  Lydia's  husband,  and  second,  Charlotte  Towne,  and 
one  of  his  children  is  Elijah  Perkins,  the  artist  of  Salem.  3, 
Huldah,  who  m.  Thomas  Ferguson,  of  Topsfield,  and  had  chil- 
dien;  and  4,  Abigail,  who  m.  Ebenezer  Peabody,  of  Topsfield, 
by  whom  she  had  children. 

879.  viii.    LYDIA.  bap.  Mar.   i.   1772;  d.  May  16.   1777. 

880.  ix.       LYDIA.  b.  Feb.  26;  bap.  Apr.  23,  1780:  d.  young. 










545.  SAMUEL  FISKE  (Theophilus,  Theophilus,  William,  William,  John, 
William,  Robert,  Simon,  Simon.  William,  Symond),  b.  Ipswich,  Mass.,  1748;  m. 
Mar.  8,  1772,  Sarah  Perkins.  She  d.  1810.  Samuel,  son  of  Theophilus,  Jr.,  and 
Jemima  Fiske,  married  Sarah  Perkins,  of  Topsfield.  He  was  executor  of  his 
father's  will  and  residuary  legatee;  had  the  homestead,  where  he  resided  many 
years,  and  sold  out  to  Jacob  Towne.  His  son,  Waldo  G.  Towne,  occupied  the 
place.     He  died  in  that  town.     He  d.  Apr.  15,  1826;  res.  Ipswich,  Mass. 

881.  i.         SAMUEL,  b.  May  7,  1773;  ni.  Sarah  Patch. 

882.  ii.        EZRA,  b.  Jan.  7,  1776";  m.  Polly  Lakeman. 

883.  iii.       SARAH,  b.  May  3,  1785;  m.  Nov.  20.  1805,  Samuel  Fornace.     She 

was  b.  June  9,  1781;  d.  Jan.  14,  1865.  He  was  a  native  of  Bev- 
erly, a  seaman,  who  d.  Apr.,  1815,  and  she  remained  a  widow 
in  that  town.  Her  children  were  Samuel,  who  was  a  seaman, 
unm.  Charles,  also  a  seaman,  b.  Aug.  3,  1810,  who  m.,  but  his 
wife  d.  without  issue.  Eleanor  H.,  who  d.  about  1855,  was  b. 
Oct.  23,  1812;  m.  Oliver  O.  Brown,  who  resided  in  Beverly, 
by  whom  she  had  Benjamin,  a  clerk  m  a  store  in  Boston 
(where  the  other  sons  were  employed),  b.  about  1831;  Ellen, 
who  m.  Augustus  Cheever;  Charles,  Joseph,  and  George,  who 
v/as  b.  about  1850.  Sarah,  b.  Oct.  21,  1814,  who  resided  in  Bev- 
erly, m.  Thomas  Welch  about  i860,  who  d.  in  the  army  in 
1863;   she  had  no  children. 

549.  JOHN  FISKE  (Ebenezer,  Ebenezer,  William,  William,  John,  William, 
Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  in  Grafton,  Sept.  27,  1757;  m.  Anna 
Leland.     Res.  . 

884.  i.         HORACE,  b. :  d.  unm.,  in  Phil. 

550.  SIMEON  FISKE  (Ebenezer,  Ebenezer,  William,  William,  John,  Will- 
iam, Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond).  b.  Hardwick,  Mass.,  July  15,  1762; 
m.  Jan.  20,  1784,  Dinah  Whitcomb,  b.  1761.  She  d.  in  Goshen,  N.  Y.,  1845.  He 
d.  1838;  res.  Shelburne,  Mass.,  and  Goshen,  N.  Y. 

885.  i.         EZRA,  b.  Jan.  10,  1785:  m.  Cummins;  graduated  at  Will- 

iams College  in  1809;  studied  theology  under  Rev.  Dr.  Pack- 
ard, of  Shelburne,  and  was  ordained  as  an  Evangelist  in  1810. 
He  preached  as  a  missionary  in  Georgia  for  two  or  three 
years,  and  there  he  married  a  daughter  of  the  venerable  Dr. 
Francis  Cummins.  In  1813  he  was  permanently  settled  in  the 
ministry  at  Goshen,  N.  Y..  where  he  sustained  a  beloved  pas- 
toral relation  with  his  people  for  upward  ol  twenty  years,  when 
he  was  compelled,  by  an  affection  of  the  lungs,  to  intermit  his 
labors,  and  seek  relief  by  a  winter's  residence  at  the  South. 
During  his  absence  he  was  appointed  to  but  declined  the  ofhce 
of  General  Agent  of  and  elected  Professor  of  Ecclesiastical 
History  and  Church  Government,  in  the  Western  Theological 
Seminary  in  Pennsylvania,  which  position,  upon  his  return 
north,  he  accepted.  On  the  4th  of  November,  1833,  while  on 
the  way  to  his  new  field  of  labor,  he  was  taken  suddenly  and 
fatally  ill,  at  Philadelphia,  just  after  the  close  of  an  impressive 
discourse.  Sabbath  evening,  from  the  text  (Col.  i.  12)  "Giv- 
ing thanks,"  etc.  Dr.  Ezra  Fiske  was  moderator  of  the  Pres- 
byterian General  Assembly,  in  1833;  was  long  a  director  of 
Princeton  Theological  Seminary,  and  from  1823  to  1833  was  a 
trustee  of  Williams  College.  He  received  his  doctorate  from 
Hamilton  College,  and  was  highly  esteemed  for  his  ripe  schol- 
arship, for  the  acumen  and  strength  of  his  mind,  and  for  his 
Christian  integrity.  He  was  the  author  of  several  published 
sermons  and  a  valuable  series  of  essays  on  Mental  Science. 
Few  men  were  better  read  in  the  Hebrew  and  Classics,  and 
in  the  realm  of  Mental  Philosophy  he  had  no  superiors  in  his 
church.  As  a  preacher  he  was  always  master  of  his  theme  and 
audience.  His  style  was  logical,  polished,  always  forcible,  and 
at  times  impassioned;  his  eloquence,  the  rich  overflow  of  a  well- 
stored  mind  sanctified  by  grace.  He  labored  to  win  souls,  not 
to  himself  but  to  Christ,  and  not  many  have  had  more  seals  to 


their  ministry.  Nearly  six  hundred  sound  and  permanent  cun- 
versions  were  the  fruits  of  his  devoted  labors.  In  his  ais- 
courses  he  was  accustomed  to  address  both  the  understanding 
and  the  feelings,  the  reason  and  the  passions  of  men.  To  a 
personal  dignity  and  nobleness  of  manner,  he  added  a  purity 
of  purpose,  sweetness  of  temper  and  benignity  of  heart  irresist- 
ibly fascinating.  No  one  ever  doubted  his  piety,  his  sincerity 
or  devotion;  and  he  lived  in  Goshen  twenty  years  without  mak- 
ing a  personal  enemy,  and  departed  thence  universally  regretted 
and  beloved.     He  d.  in  1833,  leaving  no  children  behind  him. 

886.  ii.        PETER,   b.   Feb.    15,   1787.     He  was  a  physician  in  Montague, 

Mass.,  and  d.  unm. 

887.  iii.       SIMEON,  b.  July  2,  1788.     He  was  a  merchant  in  Western  Geor- 

gia, and  d.  unm. 

888.  iv.       JONATHAN,  b.  Oct.  18,  1790;  m.  Susanna  Williams,  Mrs.  Maria 

Roberts  and  Releafy  Blood. 

889.  V.        HARRIETT,  b.  ;  m.  Gillespie. 

553.  JONATHAN  FISKE  (Ebenezer,  Ebenezer,  William,  William,  John, 
William,  Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Shelburne,  Mass.,  Sept.  9, 
1746;  m.  Jan.  18,  1770,  Hannah  Rice  of  Hardwick,  Mass..  b.  July  26,  1747,  dau.  of 
Phinehas  and  Hannah  Cummins.  He  was  in  the  Rev.  War.  (See  Rev.  record.) 
Res.  Shelburne,  Mass. 

890.  i.        JONATHAN,  b.  Sept.  27,   1775. 

891.  ii.         ASA,  b.  July  13,  1771. 

892.  iii.      SOLOMON,  b.   May  2,   1773. 

554.  EBENEZER  FISKE  (Ebenezer,  Ebenezer,  William,  William,  John, 
William,  Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Shelburne,  Mass.,  Sept.  9, 
1749;  m.  Sarah  Barnard,  b.  July,  1754,  d.  Apr.  15,  1816.  A  pious  and  worthy  couple 
they  were  greatly  blessed  and  honored  in  their  children.  He  d.  June  9,  1841,  ae. 
92;  res.  Shelburne,  Mass. 

893.  i.         RUFUS,  b.  ]\Iar.  22,   1781;  m.  Hannah  Woodward. 

894.  ii.        SARAH,  b.   May   17,    1784;   m.   Mar.   13,    1814,  Abijah   Forbush 

(Samuel,  Samuel,  Thomas,  Thomas,  Daniel),  b.  Upton,  May 
II,  1779;  d.  June  2T,  1845.  She  d.  Feb.  3,  1854.  Res.  Shel- 
burne, Mass.  Ch.:  Catherine,  b.  Apr.  24,  1815;  d.  May  11,  1843. 
Sarah  Barnard,  b.  Oct.  20,  1816;  d.  May  17.  1858.  Lucy  Whit- 
ney, b.  May  2,  1818;  m.  1840,  Edmund  Skinner,  d.  1842.  Rufus, 
b.  Oct.  I,  1820:  m.  1841;  d.  1846.  Alfred,  b.  Dec.  19,  1822;  d. 
Mar.  II,  1825;  Jane,  b.  Sept.  12,  1826;  d.  Apr.  2,  1842. 

895.  iii.       EBENEZER,  b.  Apr.  18,  1785;  m.  Hannah  Terrill. 

896.  iv.       LOVINA,  b.  July  8,  1787;  descendant  is  Mrs.  Elizabeth  Beals, 

Batavia,   N.   Y. 

897.  v.        LEVI,  b.  Feb.  21,  1790;  m.  Cynthia  Coleman. 

898.  vi.       PLINY,  b.  June  24,  1792.     Pliny  Fisk,  missionary,  was  born  in 

Shelburne,  Mass.,  and  died  in  Beyrut,  Syria,  Oct.  23,  1825.  He 
was  graduated  at  Middlebury  College  in  1814,  and  at  Andover 
Theological  Seminary  in  1818.  He  was  appointed,  with  Levi 
Parsons,  by  the  American  board,  to  the  Palestine  Mission,  in 
1818,  and  sailed  from  Boston  for  Smyrna,  Nov.  3,  1819.  On 
his  arrival  in  Smyrna,  he  spent  some  time  in  perfecting  his 
knowledge  of  the  oriental  languages,  and  then  traveled  through 
Egypt,  Arabia,  Palestine  and  Syria,  preaching,  holding  confer- 
ence meetings  and  distributing  copies  of  the  Bible.  He  resided 
at  various  times  in  Jerusalem,  Damascus,  Antioch,  Alexandria 
and  Beyrut  where  he  died.  After  traveling  extensively  in 
Greece,  Egypt,  Palestine  and  Syria,  he  joined,  in  May,  1825, 
the  mission  already  established  at  Beyrut,  and  died  there  of 
fever  in  the  following  October.  Mr.  Fisk  was  eminently  fitted 
to  be  a  missionary  in  the  east,  as  he  preached  in  Italian,  French, 
Greek  and  Arabic.  On  the  day  of  his  death,  he  completed  an 
"English  and  Arabic  dictionary,"  and  wrote  numerous  papers 
for  the  "Missionary  Herald."  A  life  of  Pliny  Fisk  was  pub- 
lished by  Alvin  Bond  (Boston,  1828). 

899.  vii.      JOHN,  b.  May  2,  1795;  d.  Apr.  18,  1819. 


900.  viii.    RUTH,  b.  July   19,   1797.     Descendants  are  Mrs.    Lucy   Graves 

and  Mrs.  Sarah  Barnard,  Shelburne,  Mass. 

557.  DEA.  MOSES  FISKE  (Ebenezer,  Ebenezer,  William,  William,  John, 
William,  Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Shelburne,  Mass.,  Sept.  13, 
1764;  m.  June  2,  1789.  Hannah  Batchelor,  b.  Upton,  May  14,  1770;  d.  Waitsfield, 
Vt.,  in  1854.  Moses  Fiske,  youngest  son  of  Ebenezer  and  Dorcas  Fiske,  of  Shel- 
burne, married  Hannah  Batchelor,  and  settled  in  Waitsfield,  Vt,  where  he  and 
wife  were  among  the  original  members  of  the  Congregational  Church,  of  which 
he  was  also  a  deacon  for  forty-five  years.  To  them  were  born  twelve  children, 
the  eldest  dying  young.     He  d.  Feb.  5,  1847;  res.  Waitsfield,  Vt. 

901.  i.         JOEL,  b.  July  16,  1790;  d.  July  18,  1795. 

902.  ii.        PERRIN  B..  b.  July  6,  1792;  m.  Azubah  Blaisdell. 

903.  iii.       MOSES,  b.  July  25,  1794;  m. and  Rebecca  Ferrin. 

904.  iv.       JOEL  (2d),  b.  Oct.  26,  1790;  m.  Clarinda  Chapman. 

905.  v.        HARVEY,  b.  Apr.  12,  1799;  m.  Anna  Mary  Plumb. 

906.  vi.       LYMAN,  b.  Oct.  15,  1801 ;  m.  Mary  SpofTord. 

907.  vii.      BETSEY,  b.  May  8,  1804;  m.  1847,  Phinehas  Bailey.     She  d.  Feb. 

23,  1847.  Ch. :  One  child  died  young.  Arabella  Paulina,  b. 
1842;  d.  1852.  Louisa  Marietta,  b.  1844;  m.  Rev.  Joel  F.  Whit- 
ney (see).     Abbot  Fisk,  b.  1847;  d.  1847. 

908.  viii.    ANSON,  b.  Oct.  31,   1806;  m.  Joanna  Barnard. 

909.  ix.       JONATHAN,  b.  May  6,  1809;  m.  Mary  A.  Imlay. 

910.  X.        ELVIRA  ELIZA,  b.  Aug.  20,  181 1;  m.  at  Waitsfield,  Vt.,  Mar. 

3,  1840,  Dea.  John  Russell  Whitney,  b.  Wadham's  Mills,  N.  Y., 
Apr.  18,  1813.  She  d.  Apr.  22,  1892.  John  R.  Whitney  was 
born  on  the  farm,  owned  and  occupied  by  him  till  his  death, 
about  one  mile  north  of  Wadham's  Mills.  His  father,  John 
Whitney,  was  one  of  the  pioneers  who  settled  that  region  early 
in  the  present  century,  coming  about  1808.  Among  these  set- 
tlers were  Benjamin  Whitney  and  Daniel  Safford,  who  married 
Sally  Whitney.  John  was  a  shoemaker  by  trade.  He  was  one 
of  the  pioneers  in  the  temperance  cause,  and  his  house,  still 
standing,  was  the  first  building  in  that  region  raised  without 
intoxicating  liquor  (1829).  He,  with  others,  responded  to  the 
call  for  the  militia  in  1812-14,  but  arrived  at  Plattsburg  too  late 
to  participate  in  the  fight.  Taken  away  ni  the  prime  of  life, 
1834,  he  left  an  honored  name  to  his  family.  After  the  death  of 
his  father,  John  Russell  Whitney  was  obliged  to  assume  the  care 
of  the  home,  and  lived  with  his  widowed  mother  several  years. 
He  was  married,  Mar.  3,  1840,  to  Elmina  E.  Fisk,  daughter 
of  Dea.  Moses  Fisk,  of  Waitsfield,  Vt.  Having  been  deprived 
of  educational  privileges  in  his  younger  days,  he  was  deter- 
m.ined  to  give  his  family  every  possible  advantage,  often  mak- 
ing great  sacrifices  to  secure  school  privileges  to  his  children; 
for  several  winters  he  had  a  family  school.  He  was  deeply 
interested  in  the  Congregational  church  at  Wadham's  Mills, 
of  which  he  became  a  member  at  the  early  age  of  fourteen. 
He  was  elected  deacon  about  1863,  to  fill  a  vacancy  caused 
by  the  death  of  the  senior  deacon,  and  held  this  ofifice  till  his 
death  in  1880.  He  was  especially  active  in  all  church  afifairs, 
and  did  much  for  the  maintenance  of  public  service.  Enjoying 
the  advantages  provided  for  them,  his  children  sought  to  im- 
prove themselves,  and  have  all  honored  the  name  and  memory 
of  their  parents.  Dea.  Whitney  passed  away  after  a  severe  and 
painful  illness  of  heart  disease.  He  d.  July  23,  1880;  res.  Wad- 
ham's Mills,  N.  Y.  Ch.:  i,  Elizabeth  Hannah,  b.  Jan.  11,  1841; 
d.  Mar.  11,  1865.  2,  Marietta  thankful,  b.  Feb.  2,  1842:  m.  Oct. 
3,  1866,  Rev.  A.  T.  Clarke;  res.  Shelby,  Ala.;  ch.,  Almon  Tay- 
lor, b.  Oct.  7,  1867:  m.  Elizabeth  Perry;  res.  Parishville,  N.  Y.; 
Susan  Elmira,  b.  Dec.  17,  1872;  Maud  Elizabeth,  b.  Nov.  10, 
1875;  John  Paul,  b.  Oct.  17,  1880:  Harvey  Fisk,  b.  May  13, 
1883;  Lena  M.,  b.  Mar.  i,  1886.  3,  Joel  Fisk,  b.  Mar.  30,  1843; 
m.  Louisa  M.  Bailey;  clergyman;  res.  Coventry ville,  N.  Y.     4, 


Sarah  L..  b.  Sept.  4,  1844:  m.  Sept.  4,  1873,  Edward  D.  Sturte- 
vant.  and  d.  s.  p.  Apr.  i,  1874.  5,  John  R.,  b.  July  29,  1847;  m. 
Lena  Groll;  res.  Garnett,  Kan.  6,  Moses  Fisk,  b.  Apr.  18, 
1849;  m.  Ella  Burt;  res.  Walpole,  Mass.  7,  Lemuel,  b.  Dec.  12, 
1850;  res.  Wadham's  Mills,  N.  Y.  8,  Rosabelle.  b.  May  15,  1853; 
m.  Oct.  6,  1877,  Rev.  Wm.  H.  Wolcott;  res.  Moreno,  Cal.;  ch., 
Lucy,  b.  1878:  Sarah  A.,  b.  1881;  Vernon  H.,  b.  1882.  9,  El- 
mina  Eliza,  b.  Sept.  7,  1855;  res.  Wadham's  Mills.  (See 
Whitney   Genealogy  by   Fred   C.    Pierce.) 

911.  xi.       HORACE  ALONZO.  b.  Aug.  20,  181 1;  m.   and  d.  Aug.  29,  1851, 

s.  p.  at  Waterville,  Vt. 

912.  xii.     EMILY,  b.  Jan.   12,  1817;  d.,  unm.,  May  25,   1891. 

563.  JUDGE  JONATHAN  FISKE  (William,  Ebenezer,  William,  William, 
John,  William,  Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Wenham,  Mass.,  May 
I,  1751;  m.  Nov.  26,  1772,  Mrs.  Mary  Bragg,  b.  1752,  d.  1826.  Jonathan  Fiske,  the 
eldest  son  of  William  Fiske,  Sr.,  of  Amherst,  established  himself  in  the  northwest 
parish  of  that  town,  since  known  as  Alt.  Vernon.  After  a  few  years  he  removed 
thence  to  Francestown,  N.  H.,  where  he  resided  several  years,  and  where  his 
younger  children  were  born.  In  1790  he  was  chosen  deacon  of  the  Congregational 
church  in  Francestown  and  officiated  in  that  capacity  until  1794,  when  in  September 
he  removed  to  Williamstown,  Vt.,  where  he  seems  to  have  in  time  acquired  pop- 
ularity and  social  influence,  to  have  been  again  elected  deacon  and  to  various  other 
offices,  which  he  filled  to  the  general  satisfaction  of  his  constituents. 

A  correspondent  writes:  "Judge  Fiske  was  a  justice  of  the  peace  and  town 
clerk  in  Williamstown  from  my  earliest  recollection  until  a  brief  period  before 
his  death,  and  as  such  made  public  all  the  marriages,  and  did  most  of  the  marry- 
ing. He  represented  that  town  in  the  state  legislature,  I  think,  over  twenty  years 
in  succession,  and  afterward  at  various  times.  He  was  also  judge  of  probate 
at  an  early  date,  and  continued  in  that  office  until  his  sight  failed  and  until  too  old 
and  otherwise  infirm  to  discharge  its  duties.  He  was  also  a  deacon  in  the  Congre- 
gational church  at  Williamstown  further  back  than  I  can  remember,  and  when  he 
died  his  mantle  fell  on  two  of  his  worthy  sons  now  living."  From  a  file  of  the 
Wenham  records  it  appears  that  Judge  Jonathan  Fiske  was  married  to  Mrs.  Mary 
Bragg  by  Rev.  Joseph  Swain  in  Dec,  1772.  They  were  the  parents  of  twelve  chil- 
dren, eight  sons  and  five  daughters,  all  of  whom  except  one  matured,  married,  and 
had  families,  and  all  excepting  three  lived  to  be  over  seventy  years  of  age.  Their 
grandchildren  number  upward  of  seventy,  fifty-three  of  whom  are  still  living 
(1867),  including  the  fourth  generation.  Their  living  descendants  will  probably 
reach  one  hundred  souls.  Judge  Fiske,  after  living  to  see  his  children  all  married 
and  comfortably  settled  in  life,  died  in  1825 — his  wife  the  following  year — both  at 
the  age  of  seventy-four.  Their  closing  days  were  spent  with  their  son,  Samuel, 
who  then  resided  in  Berlin,  Vt.,  and  after  their  deaths  their  remains  were  taken 
to  Northfield  for  burial.  The  sons,  Nathaniel,  William,  John,  Samuel,  and  daugh- 
ters Elizabeth  and  Anna  were  married  by  their  father  in  Williamstown,  where  most 
of  the  family  appear  to  have  originally  settled.  Some  of  them  afterward  removed 
to  Northfield,  where  a  number  of  their  descendants  yet  remain,  Amherst,  N.  H., 
is  situated  in  Hillsborough  County,  forty-seven  miles  from  Boston  and  twenty- 
eight  from  Concord,  the  state  capital.  The  town  had  its  origm  in  a  grant  of  the 
general  court  of  Massachusetts  to  the  surviving  officers  and  soldiers  of  the  Nar- 
ragansett  war  and  to  the  posterity  of  those  now  living.  The  claimants  had  seven 
towns  awarded  them.  Amherst  was  principally  settled  by  people  from  Wenham 
and  adjoining  towns  and  incorporated  in  1760.  In  1771  Amherst  became  the  shire 
town  of  Hillsborough  County,  and  after  many  years  was  one  of  the  most  flourir.h- 
ing  villages  in  the  state.  Its  residents  contained  many  people  who  later  attained 
prominence  in  the  state  and  nation,  among  the  number  being  President  Franklin 
Pierce,  Horace  Greeley  and  Daniel  Webster. 

He  d,  1825;  res.  Amherst,  N.  H..  and  Williamstown,  Vt. 

913.  i.         JONATHAN,  b.  Sept.  6,  1773;  m.  Livingston. 

914.  ii.        NATHANIEL,  b.  July  6,  1775;  m.  Mehitable  Bates  and 

915,  iii.       WILLIAM  R.,  b.  May  30,  1779;  m.  Hannah  Martin. 

916.  iv.       MARY,  b.  May  13.  1781;  m.  Feb.  27,  1800,  Daniel  Worthington. 

They   removed   about    1830   to    Wisconsin.     They   had    eleven 


children,  and  subsequently  scattered  through  the  states.     They 
are    now   dead.     Daniel    Worthington    died    in    Oconomowoc, 
Wis.,   Mar.,   1866.     His  wife  died  there  in  the  spring  of  1851. 
One  of  their  sons  was  a  presiding  elder  in  the  M.  E.  Church 
for  several  years.     Two  daughters  have  resided  at  Northfield, 
and  one  of  them  is  the  wife  of  a  clergyman  in  the  same  denomi- 
nation.    Ch.:  Huldah,  b.  July  31,  1801;  Elijah,  b.  July  31,  1803; 
Sophia,  b.  Apr.  9,  1805:  Lyman,  b.  Feb.  16,  1807;  Mary,  b.  Sept. 
26,    1808:    Rhoda,   b.   June    18,    1811;    Daniel,   b.    Feb.    3,    1813; 
David,  b.   Feb.   13,   1815;  Theodore,  b.   May  17,  1817;   Elias,  b. 
July  16,  1819;  d.  Jan.  12,  1824:  Francis,  b.  Feb.  3,  1822;  d.  Sept. 
2,  1823.     Huldah  Worthington,  eldest  daughter  of  Mary  Fiske, 
was  married  to  John  Richardson,  a  farmer,  at  Northfield,  Dec. 
19,    1821.     They    had    seven    children,    named    Sarah    Sophia, 
George  Martin,  John  H.,   Marshal  S.,   George  Sullivan,   Mary 
Jane,   Daniel   W.     John   Richardson   d.   Mar.  6,    1834.     Widow 
Huldah  was  married  to  Rev.  Hosea  Clark  in  June,  1838.     They 
had  Lucia  Ann  and  Stephen  A.  Clark.     The  latter  was  an  of^cer 
in  Sherman's  army.     John  H.  and  Daniel  W.  Richardson  mar- 
ried.    The  former  had  four  and  the  latter  two  children.     Elijah 
Worthington  married  in  Stafford,   Vt.,   Emily  Rand,  a  school 
teacher.     They  had  but  one  child,  Francis,  born  at  Northfield. 
Elijah  emigrated  west  and  died  at  Hart  Prairie,  Wis.,  June  4, 
1858.     He   was   a   minister   and   farmer.     Sophia   Worthmgton 
married  at  Northfield  Nathan  S.   Green,  a  manufacturer,   May 
7,   1833.     They  had  three  children,   Mary  Sophia,   George  and 
Charles,  born  at  Northfield.     Also  two  grandchildren.     Lyman 
Worthington    married,    at    Norwich,    Vt.,    Caroline    Blood,    a 
school    teacher.     He    was    a    millwright    by    trade.     They    had 
three  children,  Susan  A.,  George  and  Charles,  who  are  now  m 
the  West.     Their  father  died  in  Michigan.     Mary  Worthmgton 
married  at  Northfield  Moses  Lane,  a  farmer.  May  2,  1833.  She 
resided  in  Northfield.     Rhoda  Worthington  married,  in  North- 
field,   Gilnian  Cummings,  a  farmer,  at  Metuchen,  N.  J.     They 
had  three  children,  Elvira,  George  T.   (was  a  Union  soldier) 
and  Daniel.     Daniel  Worthington,  Jr.,  married,  at  Northfield, 
Miss  Ann  Paine,  a  teacher,  in  May,  1835.     They  had  one  child, 
Frances,  born  in  1837.  He  resided  in  Chicago,  111.     His  daugh- 
ter Frances,  married  a  Mr.  Hall.     They  had  three  or  four  chil- 
dren.    Rev.    David   Worthington   in   early   life   identified   him- 
self with  the  M.  E.  Church,  and  at  the  early  age  of  twenty-two 
entered  upon  the  work  of  the  ministry.     His  labors  in  this  call- 
ing were  mostly  confined  to  the  limits  of  the  Iowa  conference, 
where  his  zeal  and  talents  soon  placed  him  in  the  front  rank 
of  the  clergy  of  that  state.     Several  years  since  Mr.  Worthmg- 
ton received  the  appointment  of  presiding  elder  for  Mt.  Pleas- 
?nt  district,  and  was  continued  in  that  position  until  his  death, 
by   consumption,    which   took   place   in   Mar.,    1866.     A   sound 
preacher,    and    a    devoted    evangelist,    he    went    to    his    grave 
according  to  his  wish  with  the  harness  on.     Mr.  Worthington 
was   twice   married,    and   left    four   children   by   his   first   wife, 
Arinda  Lee,  the  eldest  of  whom.  Jason,  died  while  in  the  service 
of  his   country   during   the   late   war.     Theodore  Worthington 
was    a    farmer   and    lived   in    Oconomowoc,    Wis.,    and   had   a 
917.     v.        JOHN,  b.  Feb.  24,  1783;  m.  Elizabeth  Martin. 
018      vi.       BENJAMIN,  b.  Nov.  17.   1784:  m.   Hannah  Herrick. 
Q19.     vii.      ELIZABETH,  b.  Oct.   15.   1786;  m.  Apr.   18.   1811,  Miles  Steb- 
bins  at  Williamstown.     They  had  two  children:   i,  Miles  J.,  b. 
Apr.  29,  1813:  2,  Pamela,  b.  Oct.  24,  1816.     Miles  J.  Stebbins 
was  married  to  Mehitable  Olds  at  Williamstown,  Sept.  21,  1844. 
One  child,  George,  b.  Jan.  29,  1845-     Pamela  Stebbins  was  mar- 
ried to  Lyman  Capron  at  Williamstown,  Jan.  7,  1837.     Ch  :  i, 


Lucy  E.,  b.  Dec.  19.  1843;  2,  Dorcas  A.,  b.  Sept.  8,  1845:  3, 
May  L.,  b.  Nov.  29,  1851;  4,  Martha  L.,  b.  Feb.  28,  1854.  Miles 
Stebbins,  the  husband  of  Betsy  Fiske,  died  in  WilUamstown 
about  the  time  his  youngest  brother  was  born,  and  Betsy  re- 
sided there  a  widow.  She  was  the  only  daughter  of  Judge 
Fiske,  who  attained  a  venerable  age. 

920.  viii.    SARAH,  b.  Sept.  17,  1788;  m.  May  9,  1826,  John  White,  of  New 

Hampshire.  They  had  born  to  them  two  daughters,  Martha 
M.  and  Mary  A.  White.  The  first  married  John  D.,  a  son  of 
Benjamin  Fiske,  elsewhere  spoken  of.  Mary  A.  White  was 
married  to  O.  J.  Walden,  June  28,  1852.  Ch. :  i,  John  H.,  b. 
May  15,  1853;  d.  October  12,  1862.  2,  Frederick  W.,  b.  Sept. 
16,  1855;  d.  Sept.  28,  1862.  3,  Charles  E.,  b.  November  15,  1857; 
d.  Oct.  I,  1862.  4,  Frances,  b.  Aug.  14,  1863.  5,  Elizabeth,  b. 
Dec.  5,  1864.  Mr.  White  removed  to  Black  Rock,  N.  Y.,  in 
1833,  where  he  d.  Oct.  8,  1839.  His  widow,  Sarah,  died  there 
Nov.  9,   1843. 

921.  ix.       ANNE,  b.  Oct.  12,  1790;  m.  Apr.  18,  1811,  Allen  White,  a  farmer 

in  Williamstown.  Mr.  White  d.  Jan.  31,  1836,  in  his  forty-sev- 
enth year,  when  Anne  married  a  Mr.  Staples,  and  d.  in  Mar., 
1863,  aged  seventy-three  years.  By  the  first  husband  were  the 
following  children:   i,  Caroline  Ann,  b.  Oct.  11,  1812;  d.  young. 

2,  Cornelius  Allen,  b.  Dec.  18,  1814;  d.  young.  3,  Cornelius 
Allen,  b.  Mar.  21,  1816;  4,  Horace  Elliot,  b.  July  25,  1819;  5, 
Samuel  Davis,  b.  Mar.  21,  1821;  6,  George  Hamman,  b.  Jan. 
31,  1823;  7,  Jonathan  Perkins,  b.  Feb.  10,  1825;  8,  Caroline 
Ann,  b.  September  17,  1827;  9,  Mary  Emeline,  b.  Aug.  4,  1829; 
10,  Abijah  Frentis,  b.  July  24,  1831;  11,  Cynthis  Delphinia.  b. 
Sept.  21,  1833.  Cornelius  Allen  White  m.  Josephine  Seapled, 
Aug.  8,  1841,  at  Williamstown,  where  he  resided.  Ch. :  i,  Cor- 
nelius Allen,  b.  Sept.  21,  1842;  2,  Henry  Kirk,  b.  Jan.  13,  1852; 

3,  George  Perkins,  b.  Aug.  17,  1855.  Horace  Elliot  White  m. 
a  Miss  Peck  of  Williamstown.  Caroline  Ann  m.  Lorenzo 
Downing  of  St.  Albans.  Mary  Emeline  m.  Arthur  Whitney 
of  Montpelier.  Cynthia  m.  P.  F.  Blanchard.  Others  have 

922.  X.        DAVID,  b.  Feb.  2,  1793;  m.  Sarah  Reed. 

923.  xi.       SAMUEL  L.,  b.  Oct.  24,  1794;  m.  Lucy  White. 

565.  HON.  WILLIAM  FISKE  (William,  Ebenezcr,  William,  William, 
John,  William,  Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Wenham,  Mass., 
Apr.  20,  175s;  m.  Oct.  28,  1773,  Eunice  Nourse,  b.  May  2,  1752,  d.  Mar.  13,  1819; 
m.  2d,  Nov.  28,  1819,  Hannah  Walker  of  Concord,  N.  H.;  d.  Dec.  10,  1841.  Dea- 
con Francis  Nourse  of  Danvers,  Mass.,  whose  eldest  daughter,  Eunice,  and 
granddaughters  Abigail  and  Harriet  Nourse,  married  Amherst  Fiskes,  was  a  lineal 
descendant  of  Francis  and  Rebecca  Nourse,  original  settlers  in  Salem,  Mass. 
Francis  Nourse  died  in  1695,  aged  ^y  years;  his  wife,  Rebecca,  July  19,  1692 — one 
of  the  sad  victims  of  the  Salem  witchcraft.  The  jury — Capt.  Thomas  Fiske,  fore- 
man   "were  compelled  to  convict,  against  their  better  judgment  and  belief, 

through  the  singular  infatuation  and  perversity  of  the  judges."  In  Apr.,  1779,  Mr. 
Fiske  located  himself  and  wife  on  a  farm  situated  on  the  turnpike  leading  from 
Amherst  village  to  Bedford,  and  for  some  years  occupied  a  small  tolling  house. 
His  farm  was  limited  in  extent  and  his  land  rough  and  rocky.  Mr.  Fiske  and 
wife  became  members  of  the  Congregational  Church  in  Amherst,  Nov.  6,  1776, 
and  lived  exemplary  Christian  lives  to  the  day  of  their  death.  Besides  having 
for  some  years  command  of  the  military  company,  Mr.  Fiske  was  in  Mar.,  1792, 
elected  town  clerk  of  Amherst  and  re-elected  every  year  in  succession  for  twenty 
years.  In  Mar.,  1794,  he  was  chosen  chairman  of  the  board  of  selectmen  of 
Amherst  and  held  that  office  till  1815,  twenty-one  consecutive  years.  He  was 
chosen  representative  of  the  town  at  the  general  court  in  1798-99,  1804-5-6-7-8-9. 
He  was  elected  state  senator  for  the  Seventh  senatorial  district  in  1810-11-12-13. 
He  was  then  appointed  one  of  the  justices  of  the  court  of  common  pleas  of  the 
county  of  Hillsborough,  but  a  remodeling  of  the  courts  by  the  state  soon  after  by 
legislature   (a  political   change  occurring  in   that  body),   by  which  all  the  judges 


were  displaced  to  make  room  for  new  favorites,  prevented  his  accepting  the 
appointment.  In  1815  he  was  appointed  United  States  Assessor  of  direct  taxes 
for  the  county  of  Hillsborough.  In  1824  he  was  chosen  one  of  the  electors  of 
president  and  vice-president,  and  cast  his  vote  for  John  Quincy  Adams.  Having 
attained  the  good  old  age  of  three  score  and  ten,  he  then  retired  from  public  life, 
and  spent  the  remainder  of  his  days  in  the  quiet  of  home  where  he  died.  He  was 
twice  married.  His  first  wife  was  Eunice  Nourse  and  the  mother  of  his  children. 
A  few  years  after  he  married  iMiss  Hannah,  daughter  of  James  Walker,  Esq.,  of 
Concord,  N.  H.,  but  had  no  children  by  her.  In  personal  appearance  Mr.  Fiske 
was  rather  commanding,  being  six  ■  feet  in  height  and  well  proportioned.  His 
features  were  strongly  molded  and  intellectual.  Of  Puritan  descent,  he  was  in 
principles,  habits  and  manners  a  Puritan  of  the  straitest  sect,  rendered  straiter 
perhaps  by  his  severe  and  excessive  labors.  In  his  family  and  on  his  farm  his 
right  to  rule  no  subordinate  ever  presumed  to  question.  By  his  strict  yet  judi- 
cious exercise  of  authority  his  children  were  trained  to  admirable  obedience. 
The  homestead  in  which  Hon.  William  Fiske  resided  was  erected  in  1795,  and  was 
ranked  among  the  finest  and  most  desirable  in  that  section.  It  is  located  two  and 
a  half  miles  northeasterly  from  Amherst  on  the  old  stage  road  between  that  place 
and  Manchester  and  Concord.  To  the  south  lies  Walnut  Hill,  200  feet  high,  to 
the  north  Chestnut  Hills  flanking  them  on  the  right  and  left  and  at  a  distance  of 
from  three  to  five  miles  tower  the  granite  peaks  of  "Joe  English"  and  "Uncanoo- 
nucks"  and  southeast  Babboosack  Pond.     He  d.  June  4,  1831;  res.  Amherst,  N.  H. 

924.  i.         EUNICE,  b.  Jan.  7,  1774;  m.  Dec.  30,  1795,  Levi  Dodge.     She 

d.  Aug.  3,  1861.  He  was  son  of  Bartholomew  and  Martha 
(Kimball)  Dodge,  who  was  b.  Feb.  26,  1771,  and  d.  Nov.  21, 
1842.  She  d.  Aug.  3,  1861.  Ch. :  Martha,  d.  in  infancy.  Hi- 
ram, b.  Jan.  2,  1803,  and  d.  in  1876;  m.  Sarah  Abbott.  Calvin, 
b.  Mar.  22,  1815,  and  d. 'June  6,  1853;  m.  Lucy  Hubbard. 

925.  ii.        EZRA.  b.  Apr.  2,  1776;  m.  Melinda  Blake. 

926.  iii.       WILLIAM,  b.  July  11,  1778;  m.  Margaret  Cleave  Dodge. 

927.  iv.       FRANCIS    NOURSE.    b.   June    12,    1780;    m.    Mary    (Walker) 


928.  v.        ABIGAIL,  b.  Oct.  9.  1782;  d.,  unm.,  July  24,  1852.     She  res.  at 

home,  and  later  with  her  brother  David  for  more  than  twenty 

929.  vi.       MARY.  b.  Apr.  i,  1785;  m.  July  10,  1806,  Bartholomew  Dodge, 

Jr.  She  d.  Oct.  15,  1857.  Mary  resided  constantly  with  her 
father's  family  until  twenty-two  years  of  age,  when  in  July  she 
was  united  in  marriage  to  Bartholomew  Dodge,  Jr.,  son  of  a 
neighboring  farmer  and  two  years  her  senior.  Their  children 
were:  i,  Mary  Ann,  b.  Feb.  8,  1807;  d.  May  i,  1813.  2,  Francis 
P.,  b.  Sept.  20,  1808;  d.  May  6,  1815.  3,  David  Nourse.  b. 
Jan.  29.  1810;  d.  Apr.  16,  1829.  4,  Allen  F.,  b.  May  22,  1812;  d. 
Mar.,  1814.  5,  Mary  Ann,  b.  May  2.  1814;  m.  July  24,  1848,  to 
Jonathan  Knight  of  Amherst,  N.  H.,  and  d.  Dec.  17,  1851, 
leaving  a  pair  of  twins  two  days  old  (Mary  and  George),  who 
died  respectively  in  Aug.  and  Oct.  following.  6,  Francis 
Fiske,  b.  May  28,  1816;  m.  Jan.  18,  1849,  James  Smith  of  Low- 
ell, Mass.,  and  d.  in  Mar.,  1857.  7,  Francis  A.,  b.  Sept.  8,  1818; 
d.  Jan.,  1820.  8,  Harriet  M..  b.  Oct.  4,  1820;  d.  Jan.,  1821.  9, 
Horace  N.,  b.  Oct.  4,  1820;  m.  Dec.  14,  1845,  Hannah  H.  Miller 
of  Lamoille.  111.  One  child,  Cheever  Kendall,  b.  Nov.  15, 
1850.  10,  Abby  M.,  b.  Dec.  14,  1821;  m.  Nov.  18,  1852,  Ste- 
phen Ballard,  now  of  Stearns  &  Ballard,  New  York  City.  11, 
Martha  A.,  b.  Nov.  8,  1823:  m.  Aug.  12,  1852,  Rev.  Allen  H. 
Brown,  late  of  May's  Landing,  N.  J.  Their  children  were: 
Silas  Belding.  b.  May  17,  1854.  Allen  Henry,  b.  Nov.  17,  1855; 
d.  Dec.  12,  1859.  Mary  Dodge,  b.  Jan.  i,  1858.  Louisa  Ma- 
tilda, b.  Jan.  18,  i860.  12,  Charles  W.,  b.  May  8,  1826;  m.  Aug, 
15.  1853,  Anna  Eliza,  dau.  of  George  Fiske,  Esq.,  of  Lowell'. 
Ch.:  Florence  I\I.,  b.  Aug.  31.  1854;  d.  Jan.  4,  i860.  Fanny  A., 
b.  May  12,  1857.  Herbert  C,  b.  July  28,  1859;  d-  Sept.  15, 


Bartholomew  Dodge  was  b.  Dec.  26,  1784,  and  d.  Oct.  7, 
1838.  Mrs.  Mary  Fiske  Dodge  d.  in  Hooksett,  N.  H.,  Oct.  15, 
1857,  aged  "72  years. 

930.  vii.      FANNY,  b.  June  6,   1787:  d.,  unm.,  June  17,  1817. 

931.  viii.    ALLEN,   b.  Apr.   10,    1789;   m.   Eliza  Chapman  and   Mrs.   Maria 


932.  ix.       DAVID,  b.  May  4,  1791:  m.   Mrs.   Lydia  M.  Holbrook. 

933.  X.        NANCY,  b.  June  17,   1794;  m.  Sept.,  1815,  Stephen  Damon,  son 

of    Deacon    Benjamin    Damon.     She    d.    Dec.    7,    1854.     They 
were  the  parents  of  the  following  children:    i,   Francis   S.,  b. 
Apr.  16,  1816;  d.  Mar.  16,  1841.     2,  Lucy  Ann,  b.  June  i,  1818; 
d.  June  14,   1853.     3,  William   F.,  b.   Apr.   17,   1821 ;  d.  Aug.   5, 
1844.     4,  Charles  A.,  b.  Aug.  28.  1823:  d.  July  4,  1863.     5,  Ste- 
phen C,  b.   Mar.  21,   1826.     6,   Sarah  Jane,  b.  June  9,   1830:  d. 
Jan.   10,   1853.     The  two  eldest  sons  emigrated  to  Illinois,  but 
died    soon    after    their    arrival    there.     Lucy    Ann,    the    eldest 
daughter,  married  David  P.  Low  of  Amherst.     Of  this  union 
two   children   were   born:   Wm.    Damon,    1845,   and   Alphonso, 
1849.  d.  in  185 1.     Nancy  Fiske  Damon  d.  Dec.  7,  1854.    Charles 
A.  Damon  m.  Mary  E.  Low  of  Amherst,  N.  H.,  in  June,  1845. 
Children  born  as  follows:  George  W.,  b.  Feb.,  1847;  Clara  G., 
b.  July,  1849;  Frank  C,  b.  May,  1851;  Charles  Edgar,  b.  Sept., 
1854:  Nellie,  b.  Aug.,  1856;  Stephen  C.   Damon,  b.  Jan.,   1854; 
m.   Mrs.   Mary  J.   McClelland.     Dea.   Benjamin   Damon  was  a 
descendant  of  Dea.  John  Damon  of  Reading.   Mass.,  freeman, 
1645,  was  born  in  that  place  June  4.    1760.     The  family  prob- 
ably  originated   in    Reading.     Although   but   sixteen   years    of 
age   at   tlie   commencement   of   the    American    Revolution,    he 
enlisted,    and    continued    fighting    the    battles    of   his    country 
until  the  close  of  the  war.     In  Jan.    (i6th'>.   1783,   he  married 
Polly  Hosea.  who  was  born  in  Plymouth.  Mass.,  April  30,  1764. 
566.     DAVID  FISKE  (William,  Ebenezer,  William,  William,  John,  William, 
Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Wenham,  Mass.,  June  25,  1757;  m. 
1786,  Edith  Tay,  b.  1763.  d.  June  13,  1815.     David  Fiske,  Sr.,  third  son  of  William 
Fiske,  Sr.,  of  Amherst,  did  good  service  to  his  country  as  a  soldier  in  the  war  of 
the  Revolution.     He  enlisted  at  the  age  of  eighteen  for  one  year,  and  was  stationed 
first  at  Newcastle,  N.  H.     In  the  fall  of  1786  he  was  m.  to  Edith  Tay  of  Chelsea, 
Mass.,  and  settled  in  Merrimack,  N.  H.  They  both  united  with  the  Congregational 
Church.     They  had  five  children.     In  April.  1801,  Mr.  Fiske  removed  to  Amherst 
and  settled  on  a  farm  in  the  eastern  part  of  that  town,  where  he  lived  a  Christian 
life.     He   lived  in  comfortable  circumstances  to  quite  a  venerable  age.   respected 
generally  for  his  sterling  merits,  and  died  in  peace  among  his  children,  at  the  age 
of  86  years.     He  d.  June  23,  1843;  res.  Amherst  and  Merrimack,  N.  H. 

934.  i.         BETSEY,  b.  Sept.  12,   1788:  d..  unm..  Aug.  25,  1876. 

935.  ii.        EDITH,   b.    Mar.    i,    1790;   m.   Oct.    18,    1820.     John   Sprague   of 

Bedford  and  rev.   to   Ohio  and  d.  there. 

936.  iii.       DAVID,    b.    Sept.    20,    1792;    m.    Abigail    Nourse    and    Harriett 


937.  iv.       GEORGE,  b.  Aug.  22,  1794;  m.  Arinda  Lane. 

938.  v.        ARDELLA,  b.  Dec.  18,  1803:  d.  unm.  Sept.  20,  1828. 

568.  DEA.  EBENEZER  FISKE  (William,  Ebenezer,  William,  William, 
John,  William.  Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Nov.  11,  1762.  in 
Wenham,  Mass.;  m.  at  Mt.  Vernon.  N.  H.,  1782.  Abigail  Woodbury,  b.  March  7, 
1766;  d.  Dec.  9,  1839.  Deacon  Ebenezer  Fiske,  fourth  son  of  William  and 
Susanna  Fiske,  removed  from  Wenham  to  Amherst  with  his  father  when  but 
eleven  years  of  age,  and  resided  in  that  place  until  his  majority.  Owing  to  the 
reduced  circumstances  of  the  family,  caused  by  the  bankruptcies  of  his  father's 
brother-in-law  (White),  for  whom  his  father  had  largely  endorsed.  Eben  lost  the 
opportunity  for  enjoying  educational  privileges.  He,  however,  inherited  a  re- 
markable physical  frame  and  strong  intellect,  and  possessed  good  sterling 
qualities  and  an  indomitable  will.  Many  and  remarkable  are  the  feats  of  strength 
recorded  of  him  when  in  the  prime  of  his  powers,  while  his  excellent  common 
sense  and  well-known   integrity  made  him  a  counselor  among  his   fellow  towns- 










men  in  Mt.  Vernon,  where  he  subsequently  resided  and  for  many  years  filled 
various  local  offices.  In  1782  he  married  Abigail  Woodbury,  born  in  Beverly, 
Mass.,  March  7,  1766,  and  second  daughter  of  James  Woodbury  of  Mt.  Vernon. 
N.  H.,  near  Amherst,  to  which  place  he  at  once  removed.  Miss  Woodbury  was  of 
an  excellent  family,  and  a  relative  of  Judge  Levi  Woodbury  of  Portsmouth,  N.  H., 
a  farmer  of  the  state  and  secretary  of  the  United  States  Treasury  under  President 
Jackson.  Mr.  Fiske,  like  the  most  of  his  ancestors,  was  blessed  with  a  large 
family,  six  sons  and  six  daughters,  all  of  whom,  except  a  son  who  died  in  infancy, 
lived  to  mature  age. 

All  of  these  except  the  two  last  were  born  in  Mt.  Vernon.  After  residing  for 
some  years  in  this  place,  Mr.  Fiske  removed  to  Warner,  N.  H.,  where  he  pur- 
chased a  farm,  and  later  located  on  a  farm  on  the  "Wilmot  Flat"  in  Wilmot,  N.  H. 
Later  in  life  he  moved  to  the  hills  in  the  northwestern  part  of  the  town,  called 
North  Wilmot,  and  near  wnere  a  meeting  house  afterward  stood.  Here  he  and 
the  wife  of  his  youth  grew  old  together,  sustained  and  cheered  by  the  consola- 
tions of  the  gospel,  and  by  the  tender  love  and  care  of  their  son,  Calvin,  who,  with 
most  filial  affection,  watched  over  and  cared  for  them  to  the  day  of  their  death. 
Ebenezer  Fiske  was  a  man  of  decided  and  conscientious  and  fixed  and  exemplary 
principles,  and  the  resolute  energy  and  courage  that  always  rises  superior  to  the 
difficulties  of  the  occasion.  During  the  most  of  his  life  he  was  a  member  and 
deacon  of  the  Congregational  Church.     He  d.  May  8,  1838;  res.  Wilmot,  N.  H. 

939.     i.         ABIGAIL,  b.  Dec.  22,  1783;  m.  Josiah  Carrier  of  Warner,  N.  H., 
March,   1808,  and  after  his  decease,   Samuel   Clark  of  Hopkin- 
ton,   N.   H.,   where  she  died. 
JOHN,  b.  Sept.  28,  1784;  d.  in  infancy. 
EBENEZER,  b.  Aug.  22,  1786;  m.  Hannah  Proctor. 
JAMES,  b.  Aug.  4,  1788;  m.  Eleanor  Ransom. 
HANNAH,  b.  June  17,   1790;  m.  1810  Dr.  Charles  Thompson  of 
Andover,    N.    H.;    res.   Wilmont   Centre   and   Concord,    N.    H. 
He  d.  Sept.  14,  1856.     Ch. :   Elvira,  b.   Nov.   16,  1810,  d.  March 
16,  1826.     Sophronia,  b.  April  10,  1812;  m.  J.  R.  Palmer;  res. 
Sandusky,    Ohio.     Franklin   W.,   b.    Nov.   20,    1813;    res.    Con- 
cord, N.   H.     Hannah,  b.  April  4,   1817;  m.   Isaac  Youngman 

of  Wilmot.     Caroline,  b.  July  20.  1819;  m  Stearns;  res. 

"   Concord.     Charles  Harrison,  b.  Feb.  8,  1824;  res.  Minneapolis. 
Luther  Fisk,  b.  July  7,  1828;  res.  Janesville,  Wis. 

944.  vi.  DESDEMONA,  b.  March  15,  1792;  m.  Abner  Watkins  and 
William  Abbott  of  Concord.  N.  H.  Ch. :  Livonia,  m.  Abijah 
Watson  of  Warner.     James.     George,  m.  Abby  Bean. 

945.  vii.      LUTHER,  b.  May  16,   1794,  d.   1816. 

946.  viii.  CALVIN,  b.  June  15,  1796;  m.  Asenath  Cross  and  Mary  J. 

947.  ix.      JOHN,  b.  April  16,  1798;  m.  Mahala  Rand  and  Sarah  Goodhue. 

948.  X.  MEHITABLE,  b.  April  18,  1800;  m.  March  14,  1819,  James  B. 
Straw  of  Salisbury,  N.  H.  He  removed  to  Lowell,  Mass., 
and  entered  the  employ  of  the  Appleton  Mfg.  Co.,  where  he 
died  Aug.  14,  1830.  She  removed  to  Manchester,  where  she 
afterwards  resided.  Ch.:  Ezekiel  Albert,  b.  Dec.  30,  1819. 
After  availing  himself  of  the  best  educational  advantages  in 
the  city  of  Lowell,  he  entered  Phillip's  Academy  at  Andover, 
where  he  mastered  practical  mathematics.  In  1838  he  was 
assistant  civil  engineer  in  the  Nashua  and  Lowell  Railroad. 
Later  he  was  civil  engineer  for  the  Amoskeag  Mfg.  Co.  In 
185 1  he  was  appointed  agent  for  the  company,  and  in  1858  he 
was  given  entire  charge.  In  Nov.,  1844.  lie  visited  England 
and  Scotland  on  a  tour  of  inspection.  In  1859  he  was  elected 
Representative  for  Manchester  to  the  Legislature  and  re- 
elected in  1860-61-62-63,  and  for  some  time  chairman  of  the 
committee  on  finance.  In  1864  he  was  elected  to  the  State 
Senate  and  re-elected  in  1865,  and  was  president  of  that  body. 
Later  he  was  elected  Governor  of  N.  H.  Governor  Straw  had 
the  honorary  degree  of  Master  of  Arts  by  Dartmouth  College. 
He  m.   April  6,   1842.   Charlotte   Smith   Webster  of  Amerbury, 



'  O  z-ot  ^      (-  —C'l^ 

s  ^ 

Mass.  He  d.  Oct.  25,  1882.  She  d.  Mar.  15,  1852.  Ch.: 
Albert,  b.  June  24,  1846;  d.  April  9,  1847.  Charlotte  Webster, 
b.  Mar.  24,  1848;  m.  William  W.  Howard;  res.  Lowell,  Mass.; 
4  ch.  Herman  Foster, 
b.  Dec.  30,  1849;  n^- 
Sept.  18,  1873,  Mary 
O.  Parker;  res.  Man- 
chester, N.  H.;  ch.:  i, 
Parker,  b.  June  18, 
1878;  2,  Harry  Ellis,  b. 
April  25,  1883;  3.  Her- 
man F.,  Jr.,  b.  Mar.  12, 
1894;  he  is  agent  of 
the  Amoskeag  Mfg. 
Co.,  at  Manchester,  N. 
H.  Ellen,  b.  Feb.  15, 
1852;  m.  Sept.  12, 1872, 
Henry  M.  Thompson; 
ch.:  1,  Albert  W.,  b. 
Feb.  16,  1874;  2,  Her- 
man E.,  b.  Apr.  25, 
1881 ;  res.  Lowell,  Mass. 
He  was  at  one  time 
manager  of  the  Man- 
chester, N.  H.,  print 
works,  now  proprietor 
of  the  Lowell  felting 
mills.  Luther  Fiske, 
b.  July  31,  1821,  d. 
Aug.  2,  1825.  Guy  Eld- 
ridge,  b.  Feb.  12,  1823, 
d.  Aug.  I,  1825.  Miran- 
da, b.  Oct.  6,'  1824;  m. 

Benj.  F.  Manning  of  Manchester,  s.  p.  Abigail,  b.  Apr.  22,^ 
1827;  d.  unm.  July  13,  1895.  James  Brown,  Jr.,  b.  Dec.  23, 
1828;  d.  Mar.  23,  1830.  James  Brown,  t^iX,  b.  Apr.  9,  1831; 
m.  Oct.  12,  1858,  Clara  A.  Hancock;  2  ch. :  Minnie  Fiske, 
b.  I\Iar.  26,  1862;  d.  young;  and  Gertrude,  b.  July  24,  1864. 

949.  xi.       MARY,  b.  Mar.  16,  1802;  m.  Abner  Harvey  of  Warner,  N.  H.; 

res.  Concord.  Ch.:  Caroline  M.,  b.  May  19,  1825;  m.  John 
Emerson  of  Wilmont;  d.  Jan.  25,  1852.  Elvira  T.,  b.  Aug.  3, 
1827;  m.  Henry  Saltmarsh  of  Concord.  Susr.n  E.,  b.  Nov.  23, 
1830;  m.  D.  Emerson  of  Warner.  Lavona  W.,  b.  Nov.  5,  1835 ; 
m.    Albert    Davis    of   Warner. 

950.  xii.      PLOMA.  b.   March  7,  1807;  m.  John  Langley  of  Andover,  N, 

H.;  d.  Sept.  11,  1834. 
574^-     JOHN  FISKE  (John,  John,  Samuel  William,  John,  William,  Robert, 

Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  July  15,  1751;  m.  Hepzibeth .     She  m. 

2d  in  1776,  Moses  Pearson.     He  d.  and  she  m.  3d  — Burnet  or  Burnap.     He 

d.  Apr.  5,  1773;  res.  Andover,  Mass. 

950^.1.        JOHN,   b.    Apr.    5,    1771;    d.   young. 

95oH.ii.       HEPZIBAH,  b.  Apr.  28,  1773;  m.  July  5,  1798.     Isaac  Abbott, 

Jr.,  of  A.,  had  son  Isaac,  Jr. 

576.     SAMUEL  FISKE  (Samuel,   Daniel,   Samuel,  William,  John,   William, 

Robert.   Simon,   Simon,  William,   Symond),  b.   Upton,   Mass.,    1759;  m.   Rebecca 

Fiske,  his  cousin,  dau.   of  Benjamin,  b.   1765;  d.  Apr.  30,   1849.     He  d.   May  14, 

1828;  res.  Shelburne,  Mass. 

DAVID,  b.  July  17,  1791;  m.  Laura  Seaverance. 
SAMUEL,  b.  March  25,  1800;  m.  Mercy  B.  Smead. 
AUSTIN,  b.  Nov.  21,  1784;  d.  May  23.  1789. 
HERVY,  b.  March  8,  1787;  d.  Dec.  25,  1789. 

955.  iii.       MELINDA,  b.  Jan.   16,   1789;  m.  November,   1831,  James  Lord 
Merrill.     She  d.  s.  p.  July  2t,.  1833. 

956.  V.        REBECCA,  b.  Aug.  2.  1793';  d^  Oct.  8.  1794. 

95  r. 








957.  vi.       REBECCA,   b.    Feb.    15,    1794;    m.    Solomon    Bardwell.     She   d. 

leaving  a  dau.,  Fidelia,  and  her  dau.  is  Mrs.  Alfred  Skinner; 
res.  S. 

958.  viii.     AUSTIN,  b.  Feb.  9,  1803;  d.  Sept.  25,  181 5. 

959.  ix.        PHILO,  b.  Sept.  23,  1806;  d.  Sept.  23,  1806. 

578.  DANIEL  FISKE  (Samuel,  Daniel,  Samuel,  William,  John,  William, 
Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  May  16,  1765,  in  Sherborne.  Mass.; 
m.  Polly  Crosby,  b.  Jan.  17,  1773,  d.  Dec.  7,  1795;  m.  2d  in  Upton,  Sept.  15,  179O, 
Huldah  Fiske,  his  cousin,  b.  Nov.  6,  1772;  d.  Jan.  14,  1866.  He  d.  Oct.  25,  1842; 
res.  Shelburne,  Mass. 

960.  i.         POLLY,   b.  June  23,    1793;   m.  Barnard. 

961.  ii.        ELECTA,  b.  March  4,  1798;  d.  Sept.  i,  181 1. 

962.  iii.       PARTRIDGE,  b.  Dec.  18,  1799;  m.  Lydia  B.  Dickinson. 

963.  iv.       CHLOE,  b.  Oct.  i,  1801;  d.  Oct.  21,  1802. 

964.  v.        CHLOE,  b.  July  27,  1803;  d.  Oct.  22,  1841. 

965.  vi.       DANIEL,  b.  Feb.  9,  1805;  m.  Anna  Fiske. 

966.  vii.     WILLIAM,  b.  May  13,  1807;  d.  May  8,  1808. 

967.  viii.    MARIA,  b.  June  25,  1809;  d.  Aug.  25,  181 1. 

968.  ix.       ELECTA  MARIA,  b.  July  10,  1813;  d.  April  5,  1815. 
909.     X.        AUSTIN,  b.  Sept.  15,  1815;  m.  Lucy  W.  Barnard. 

970.  xi.       BETSEY  ALLEN,  b.  Juiy  23,  1822;  m.  Edwin  W.  Stevens.    She 

d.  June  12,  1853.     He  res.  Guilford,  Vt.,  s.  p. 

971.  xii.    DAUGHTER,  b.  June  10,   1795;  d.  June  10,   1795. 

972.  xiii.  A  SON,  b.  Oct.  10,  181 1;  d.  Oct.  10,  181 1. 

581.  ROBERT  FISKE  (Daniel,  Daniel,  Samuel,  William,  John,  William, 
Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Holliston,  Mass.,  Feb.  24,  1746;  m  in 
Upton,  Mass.,  Sept.  17,  1768,  ]\Iary  Hall  of  Hopkinton,  b.  1744.  She  d.  in 
Upton,  Feb.  7,  1822.     He  d.  Sept.  25,  1820:  res.  Holliston  and  Upton,  Mass. 

973.  i.         ELISHA,  b.  Sept.  3,  1769;  m.  Lydia  Robinson  and  Mrs.  Mar- 

garet   (Shepherd)    Brown. 

974.  ii.        DANIEL,  b.  Oct.  29,  1770;  m.  Ruth  Chapin. 

975.  iii.       WILLIAM,  b.  Nov.  8,  1776;  m.  Lucy  Bradish. 

976.  iv.      AMASA,  b  .  Sept.  17,  1780;  m  . 

584.  DANIEL  FISKE  (Daniel,  Daniel,  Samuel,  William,  John,  William, 
Robert,  Simon.  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Upton,  Mass.,  in  1759;  m.  Jan.  16, 
1783,  Hannah  Rockwood,  d.  May  6,  1785;  m.  2d,  Sept.  27,  1792,  Hannah  or  Beulah 
Palmer;  d.  July  14.  1815.     He  d.  Jan.  22,  1841;  res.  Upton,  Mass. 

977.  i.         HANNAH,  b.  .Apr.  23,  1785;  prob.  d.  young. 

978.  ii.       ELIAS,  b.  May  24,  1789;  d.  Aug.  4,  1823. 

979.  iii.      ANNA,  b.  Jan.  9,  1791;  d.  Aug.  10,  1802. 

980.  iv.      EMELINE,  b.  Feb.  i,  1793;  m.  in  Upton,  May  14,  1819,  Holland 

Forbush,  "of  Upton;  b.  Aug.  18,  1800  (Elijah,  Peter,  Samuel, 
Thomas,  Thomas,  Daniel).  He  d.  Nov.  4,  1856;  res.  Upton. 
She  d.  May  30,  1876.  Ch. :  Emeline  M.,  b.  July  19,  1820;  d. 
Dec.  25,  1826;  Holland  E.,  b.  Nov.  9,  1824,  m.  Martha  Fiske, 
dau.  of  Levi;  Daniel  C,  b.  Aug.  26,  1826,  m.  Apr.  8,  1852, 
Nancy  E.  Perham,  dau.  of  Reuben,  of  Milford;  Aaron  A.,  b. 
Feb.  ID,  1832,  m.  Emily  S.  Holmes;  she  res.  Gorham,  Me.; 
William  W.,  b.  Jan.  12,  1834,  d.  Dec.  7,  1843. 

981.  V.        LUCINDA,  b.   Dec.  i,  1794;  m.  in  Upton  May  8,   1822,   Rufus 

Fletcher,  of  U.,  moved  to  Columbus,  O.,  in  1852,  but  children 
all  born  in  Upton:  Alonso,  last  heard  from  in  Texas  during 
war;  Charles,  dead;  Elias,  last  heard  from  1895  in  Galveston, 
Texas;  Rodolphus,  last  heard  from  in  Texas  during  war; 

982.  vi.        EMMONS  H.,  b.  May  10,  1802;  m.  Anna  M.  Ward. 

983.  vii.      AMELIA  ANN,  b.  May  10,  1807;  m.  Louis  Kallisch.     She  died 

in  Sacramento,  Cal.,  a  few  years  since.  Ch.:  Levi.  Louis,  m. 
,  San  Jose,  Cal.     Frank. 

984.  viii.      CLARISA,  b.  July  16.   1796:  m.  in  Upton,   Feb.  5,   1820,  Jon- 

athan B.  Bradish  of  U. ;  both  dead;  their  children  born  in  Up- 
ton: Frederick     P.,  m.  and  with  children  at  La  Crosse,  Wis. 




Philander,    d.    young    in    1850.     Clarissa    Ann,    m.,    with    two 
daus.   living   in   Upton,    Mass.     Harrison,    m.   twice,   and   died 
in   the   west   in    1895. 
JOANNA,  b.  Dec.  18,  1804;  m.  in  U.  Nov.  28,  1839,  Newel  Gore, 
of  U.,  both  dead.     She  died  in  Winfield,  Kan.,  in  1894.     Child, 

died  young.     Ellen,   m.  Bills,   now  living  in   Winfield, 


586.  BENJAMIN  FISKE  (Benjamin,  Daniel,  Samuel,  William,  John,  Will- 
iam, Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Upton,  Mass.,  May  i,  1749;  m. 
there  June  14,  1770,  Jemima  Holbrook;  m.  2d,  Mar.  7,  1782,  Margery  Wood;  b. 
1761.  She  d.  in  Upton  Feb.  24,  1843.  His  will  was  probated  Nov.  11,  1820;  was  a 
miller  by  occupation.  His  son  Clark  was  executor.  He  d.  Nov.,  1820;  res.  Upton, 

986.  i.        JOEL,  b.  Dec.  17,  1770;  m.  Hannah  Turner. 

987.  ii.       CLARK,  b.  Apr.  4,  1778;  m.  Chloe  Bradish. 

988.  iii.      JEMIMAH,  b.  Feb.   16,  1780;  ni.  in  Upton,  June  3,   1800,  Abner 

Smith,   of  Bellingham. 

989.  iv.      AZARIAH,  b.  Sept.  13,  1782;  d.  bef.   1820,  unm.     No  heirs  men- 

tioned in  father's  will. 

990.  V.       HANNAH,  b.  Apr.  10,  1784;  m.  Durham. 

991.  vi.      ZIBA,  b.  Nov.  24.  1785;  ni.  in  Auburn  Nov.  30,  1806,  Polly  Phil- 

lips, of  Ward. 

992.  vii.     GALACIUS,  b.  Apr.  17,  1788;  m.  Mary  Brown. 

993.  viii.    EMORY,  b.  June  30,  1790;  m.  Sally  Gross. 

994.  ix.      ELVIA,  b.  June  30,  1790;  m.  Jan.  i,  1811,  Rufus  Sibley,  of  Graf- 

ton.    She  d.  Oct.  5,  181 1. 

995.  X.       BENJAMIN,  b.  Nov.  24,  1792. 

996.  xi.       DAVID,  b.  Aug.  30,  1794;  d.  Feb.   19,  1795. 

997.  xii.     JONATHAN,  b.  Aug.  30,  1794;  m.  Gratia  Wilson. 

998.  xiii.  AUSTIN,   b.  Jan.  21,    1797. 

999.  xiv.    HARVEY,  b.  Jan.  21,  1797;  m.  Sophia  Warren. 

1000.  XV.     MIRANDA,  b.  Apr.  i,  1799;  m.  in  Upton.  Mar.  10,  1818,  David 

Chapin,  of  Upton. 

1001.  xvi.    REBEKAH,  b.  Mar.  10.  1801:  m.  June  12,  1817,  Jesse  Whitney,  b. 

Oct.  12,  1790,  d.  Feb.  i,  1850;  res.  Milford,  Mass.  She  d.  Aug. 
10,  1871.  Ch. :  Rowanna  Semira,  b.  Aug.  28,  1820;  m.  Sept.  18, 
1872,  Israel  Patch,  s.  p.;  res.  East  Main  street,  Milford. 

1002.  xvii.    SALLEY,  b.  Mar.  12.  1804;  m.  Jan.  26,  1826,  Milton  Ruggles, 

of  Upton.     He  d.  and  she  m.  2d,  a  Sutherland.     She  d.  s.  p. 

600.  HON.  ELISHA  FISKE  (William,  Daniel,  Samuel,  William,  John,  Wil- 
liam. Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William.  Symond),  b.  Upton.  Mass.,  Nov.  4,  1774; 
ni.  June  20,  1799,  Betsey  Forbush,  town  record  says  Betsey  "Sherman;"  b.  May  14, 
1775;  d.  Aug.  19,  1863.  He  was  a  son  of  Lieut.  William  Fiske,  who  served  in  the 
Revolutionary  Army  in  an  Upton  company.  He  held  several  town  offices  there, 
such  as  town  clerk  and  selectman,  and  for  some  time  was  a  representative  in  the 
legislature.  A  meat  tub  brought  over  from  England  by  William,  the  emigrant,  fell 
into  possession  of  his  father  and  is  still  preserved  in  the  family.  He  died  Jan.  24, 
1851;  res.  Upton.   Mass. 



ERAN.  b.  May  12.   1800;  m.  Sally  Wood  and   Sally  Whitney. 

i.        ELISHA.  b.  Apr.   16,   1802;  m.   Hannah  Forbush. 

ii.       LEVI.  b.  May  i,  1804;  m.  Amy  Taft. 

V.  ESTHER  F.,  b.  June  7,  1806;  m.  June  8,  1826,  Adams  Rock- 
wood  of  U. ;   d.   s.  p. 

r.        ELIZABETH,  b.  June  20.  1808;  d.  Dec.  26.   1826. 

n.  LYDIA,  b.  May  22.  1810;  m.  Sept.,  1834,  Daniel  Hunt,  b.  Dec. 
12,  1806.  She  d.  Oct.  29.  1879.  He  d.  Oct.  3,  1854;  res.  Sterling, 
Mass.  Ch.:  Geogianna,  b.  Dec.  13.  1836;  m.  Aug.  9,  1859.  Dr. 
John  Q.  A.  McCoIlester.  b.  May  3.  1830;  res.  Waltham,  Mass. 
Ch.:  Lucretia  Isabelle.  b.  i86o-8-26th.  Edward  Q.,  b.  1863- 1- 
28th.  Harry  Grey.  b.  i864-8-5th.  Edith  E.  May,  b.  1867-9-ist. 
John  Fred,  b.  i87i-7-27th.  Helen  Hortense.  b.  i878-7-2d. 
Lucretia  Isabelle,  d.  i863-2d-ist.     Harry  Grey.  d.  i867-2d-27th. 


Edith  h.  May,  d.  i869-ist-27th.  Edward  Q.  McCollester,  m. 
1887,  Nov.  27th.  P.  O.  Ad.  Ayer,  Mass.  John  F.,  1894,  Dec. 
25th  married.     P.  O.  Ad.  Waltham,  Mass. 

1009.     vii.      WILLIAM,  b.  July  2,  1812;  d.  June,  1830. 

loio.     viii.    ADAMS,  b.  Apr.  19,  1814;  m.  Betsey  Forbush. 

ion.  ix.  JEMIMAH  J.,  b.  May  11,  1816;  m.  Oct.  10,  1839,  Levi  W.  Taft. 
He  is  a  farmer  and  was  b.  Dec.  8,  1809;  res.  Upton,  Mass.  Ch. : 
Frances  L.  Taft.  Born  1841  Apr.  died  1841  Sept.  Sarah  J. 
Taft,  Born  1842  Sept  28  Calvin  A  Taft  Born  1847,  Aug.  i  (ad- 
dress Upton).  Sarah  J.  married  to  Fiske  Batchelor  Nov.  2j, 
1866;  present  address  Upton  Mass. 
'  1012.     X.        WESLEY  L.,  b.  June  3,  1823;  d.  s.  p. 

602.  DAVID  FISKE  (William,  Daniel,  Samuel,  William,  John,  William, 
Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Upton,  Mass.,  Sept.  6,  1780;  m.  in 
Grafton  Dec.  3,  1807,  Sarah  Stowe,  of  Grafton;  d.  Mar.  18,  1814;  m.  2d,  Lydia 
Allen,  of  Hardwick,  dau.  of  David  and  Elizabeth  (Fisk)  Allen;  b.  1784;  d.  1864. 
He  was  a  farmer  and  cooper.     He  d.  in  i860;  res.  Shelburne,  Mass. 

1013.  i.         JONATHAN    STOWE,    b.    June    8,    1808;    m.    Georgianna    M. 


1014.  ii.       WILLIAM  ADAMS,  b.  Sept.  30,   1810;  m.  Mary  Jane  Heald 

1015.  iii.      SARAH   STOWE,  b.   Feb.   11,   1816;  m.   1845,   Daniel  Whitney. 

This  was  his  second  marriage.  By  his  first  wife,  Nancy,  he 
had  three  ch.  (see  Whitney  Genealogy,  by  Fred  C.  Pierce). 
Ch.  by  second  wife:     Edward  E.,  res.  Grafton,  Mass.;  Esther 

Marietta,    m.    Howell,    res.    Westboro;    Julia    M.,    m. 

Pratt;  res.   Natick.     She  is  dead. 

1016.  iv.      DORINDA  STOWE,  b.  July  31,  1817;  m.  Joseph  Upton;  d.  s.  p. 

1017.  V.       DAVID  ALLEN,  b.  Feb.  15,  1819;  m.  Caroline  F.  Smith. 

1018.  vi.      LYDIA  ALLEN,   b.    Feb.    11,    1821;   m.    Dwight   Hardy.     They 

had  one  ch.,  who  d.  young.     She  d.  s.  p. 

1019.  vii.      MOSES   ALLEN,   b.   July    16,    1825;   m.   ;    res.    Conway, 


1020.  viii.    ESTER  ALLEN,  b.  Nov.  22,  1822;  unm. 

605.  JOSIAH  FISKE  (Josiah,  Daniel,  Samuel,  William,  John,  William,  Rob- 
ert, Simon.  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Upton,  Mass.,  Oct.  20,  1764;  m.  there 
Mar.  24,  1785,  Kezia  Wood;  res.  Upton,  Mass. 

1021.  i.        JASPER,  b.  July  28,  1785. 

1022.  ii.       COMFORT,  b.  Sept.  26,  1787. 

1023.  iii.      ALEXANDER,  b.  Nov.  29,  1789;  m.  Mary  Fisk. 

1024.  iv.      There  were  also  three  other  girls;  two  married  two  brothers,  Oba- 

diah  and  Josiah  Tainter,  and  resided  in  the  north  part  of 
Greenfield,  Mass.  The  other  sister  married  Aaron  Partridge, 
of  Upton,  Mass.,  and  one  of  their  sons  is  Joseph  Partridge,  of 
Upton,   Mass. 

606.  ABIJAH  FISKE  (Josiah,  Daniel,  Samuel,  William,  John,  William,  Rob- 
ert, Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Upton,  Mass.,  Dec.  8,   1766;  m.   Betsey 

.     She  d.  Apr.,  1816.     Daniel  Fisk  was  executor  of  the  will  of  Abijah.     The 

inventory  of  her  estate  was  filed  Apr.  3,   1816.   Elisha  and  Asa  Fisk  were  guard- 
ians of  the  children.     He  d.  May  26,  1807;  res.  Upton,  Mass. 

1025.  ii.       ELIZABETH,  b.  Nov.  18,  1805;  m.  Nov.  19,  1827,  Calvin  Whit- 

ney Forbush.  He  was  b.  Sept.  8,  1805  (Silas,  David,  Thomas, 
Thomas,  Daniel);  d.  Feb.,  1881.  He  resided  on  his  father's 
farm  on  George  Hill  in  Grafton,  Mass.,  until  18  years  of  age, 
when  he  went  to  Charlestown,  S.  C,  remaining  two  years.  In 
10.25  he  returned  and  engaged  in  manufacturing  boot?  and 
shoes  on  George  Hill.  Later  he  moved  to  Boston,  where  he 
resided  for  seven  years.  Returning  to  Grafton  in  1832,  he 
purchased  the  Hon.  Samuel  Wood  place  at  the  head  of  the 
common,  where  he  resided  for  twenty-five  years.  During 
this  time  he  was  engaged  in  the  manufacture  of  boots  and 
shoes.  He  died  at  his  home  on  Bowdoin  street,  Boston.  It 
was  to  his  persistent  efforts  more  than  any  other  person  that 


the  town  of  Grafton  is  indebted  for  its  beautiful  common.  He 
was  associated  in  procuring  the  first  banking  interests  in  the 
town  and  was  among  its  enterprising  business  men.  He  was 
greatly  interested  in  the  cultivation  of  fruits  (see  Pierce's  His- 
tory of  Grafton;  Pierce's  Forbush  Genealogy  and  Pierce's 
Whitney  Genealogy).  Ch. :  Elizabeth,  b.  Aug.  20,  1828,  m. 
Jonathan  C.  Warren;  he  d.  and  she  res.  So.  Evanston,  111. 
Sarah  W.,  b.  July  24,  1831;  m.  Major  Willard  D.  Wheeler; 
was  paymaster  in  the  army;  res.  Grafton.  Calvin,  b.  Apr.  8, 
1833,  m.  Eliza  J.  Gates;  res.  So.  Evanston.  William,  b.  Mar. 
30,  1836,  res.  Chicago.  111.  Harrison,  b.  Nov.  6,  1839;  d-  Nov. 
8.  1869.  Horace,  b.  June  13,  1843,  m.  Adelaide  Lines,  res.  633 
E.  15th  street,  New  York  City. 

1026.  i.         HORACE,  b.  June  8,  1800. 

611.     AMOS  FISKE  (Daniel,  Samuel,  Joseph,  William,  John,  William,  Rob- 

■ert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  ;  m.  Apr.  25,  1762,  Mary  Wilboub, 

both  of  Swanzey.  Amos  Fisk  was  the  grandson  of  Dr.  Samuel  Fisk  and  was 
born  and  reared  in  Rhode  Island.  In  early  life  he  owned  and  commanded  a 
coasting  vessel,  until  the  breaking  out  of  the  Revolutionary  war,  which  rendered 
his  occupation  too  precarious.  He  then  sold  his  vessel  and  bought  lands  in  Guil- 
ford, Vermont;  res.  Swanzey,  Mass. 

1027.  i.         ISAIAH,  b.  Sept.  6,  1763;  m. . 

1028.  iii.        CALEB,  b.  Dec.  24,   1768;  m.  and  had  sons- Amos,  Jesse  and 

Caleb   Stone. 

1029.  ii.         MARY,  b.  Mar.  25,  1767. 

622.     DEA.   EPHRAIM   FISKE   (Joseph,   Samuel,  Joseph,   William,   John, 

William,  Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  ;  m.  in  Johnston, 

R.  I.,  Nov.  29,  1761,  Lydia  Mathewson,  b. ;  d.  1765;  m.  2d, . 

Ephraim  Fisk  w^as  born  in  Scituate,  R.  I.  He  early  rem.oved  to  Killingly, 
Conn.,  where  he  afterward  resided.  He  was  a  prominent  citizen,  deacon  for  a 
number  of  terms,  and  held  a  number  of  important  offices,  and  was  respected  and 
esteemed  in  the  community  where  he  lived.  He  was  married  twice.  By  his  first 
wife  he  had  six  children,  four  being  born  at  one  time.  The  children  all  lived,  but 
the  mother  died.  By  his  second  wife,  ten  children.  He  died  above  80  years  old, 
greatly  respected;  he  was  a  man  of  superior  physical  and  mental  abilities,  and  like 
his  brother  Isaac,  was  known  as  a  peacemaker  in  society. 

Upon  the  alarm  following  the  capture  of  Fort  William  Henry  by  Montcalm, 
four  volunteer  companies  marched  from  Windham  County  commanded  by  Abner 
Baker,  Ashford;  John  Carpenter,  Woodstock;  Isaac  Coit,  Plainfiield;  John  Gros- 
vener,  Pomfret.  These  volunteers  were  mostly  men  advanced  in  life,  the  fathers 
of  the  towns,  showing  that  most  of  the  men  were  already  in  service.  Among  the 
number  was  Ephraim  Fiske. 

He  d. ;  res.  Johnston,  R.  I.,  and  Killingly,  Conn. 

1030.  i.        SAMUEL,  b. . 

1031.  ii.       DAVID,  b. 

1032.  iii.      DEBORAH,  b. 

1033.  iv.      MIRIAM,  b. 

1034.  v.       JOSEPH,  b.  July  14,  1765;  m.  and  res.  in  De  Kalb,  N.  Y.,  was 

theie  in  1807. 

1035.  vi.      EPHRAIM,  b.  July  14,  1765;  m.  and  res.  in  De  Kalb,  N.  Y.,  was 

there  in  1807. 

1036.  vii.     JEROD,  b. . 

1037.  viii.    ABRAM,  b.  ;  m.  Mary  Brown. 

1038.  ix.       JASON,  b.   1764.     The  family  tradition  is  that  he  was  born   in 

England.  A  son  of  his  was  Joel,  b.  1794,  m.  1827,  Mary 
Locum,  b.  1799,  d.  in  Warsaw,  Ind.,  Oct.  13,  1891.  He  d.  in 
Greencastle,  Ind.,  in  1854.  Joel's  only  child  was  i,  John 
Wilbur,  b.  1829,  m.  in  Ashland,  O.,  in  1858,  Arminda  A. 
Kaufman,  b.  Oct.  31,  1833.  He  was  a  teacher  and  d.  in 
Jefferson  Barracks  Jan.  11,  1865.  His  ch.  were  i.  Wilbur  A., 
b.  Aug.  19,  i860;  m.  in  Greencastle  Nov.  7,  1889,  Edna  E. 
Bayne,  b.  July  17,  1864,  s.  p.  He  is  Professor  of  Chemistry 
and  Physics;  res.   136  S.   13th  St.,  Richmond,   Ind.     2,   Luella 


F.  Galentine,  Warsaw,  Ind.,  b.  Oct.  31,  1863;  m.  Apr.  8,  1889. 
3,  Canning  B.  Fisk,  b.  May  25,  1862;  d.  Oct.  12,  1869. 

1039.  X.       THOMAS,  b.  . 

1040.  xi.      BENJAMIN  B.,  b.  Nov.  2,  1794;  m.  Lydia  Aldrich. 

1041.  xii.     MARY,  b.  July  14,  1765;  m.  Greenwell. 

1042.  xiii.  KEZIAH.b.  July  14,  1765;  m.  Edward  Beaty;  res.  at  Ogdensburg, 
N.  Y.,  and  had  one  ch.,  Edward,  now  deceased. 

624.  JUDGE  ISAAC  FISKE  (Joseph,  Samuel,  Joseph,  William,  John,  Will- 
iam, Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Johnston,  R.  I.,  June  15,  1757; 
m.  there  in  1775,  Marcy  Fenner,  dau.  of  Richard,  b.  Feb.  24,  1758,  d.  July  7,  1820. 
He  was  born  on  the  old  homestead  in  Johnston,  R.  I.,  and  received  an  ex- 
cellent education  for  those  early  days.  Before  he  had  obtained  his  majority  he  en- 
listed in  the  Continental  Army  under  Gen.  Greene,  of  Rhode  Island.  He  was  sta- 
tioned at  Prospect  Hill  in  Cambridge,  not  far  from  Bunker  Hill  in  Charlestown. 
His  grandson,  Geo.  R.  Fiske,  Esq.,  of  Roxbury,  has  two  letters  of  his  written  the 
time  he  was  in  the  army.  One  is  dated  Sept.  3,  1775,  and  the  other  Oct.  26,  1775, 
which  he  sent  to  his  father,  Joseph  Fiske. 

This  is  the  inventory  of  his  estate:  1824,  Aug  14  Inventory  of  Isaac  Fiske' 
$1303.40  viz.  carding  machine,  turning  lath,  linen  wheel,  wooden  wheel,  quilt  wheel, 
cash  $38.50,  silver  watch,  cooper's  tools,  blacksmith's  tools,  pepper  mill,  coffee 
mill,  white  horse,  2  cows,  i  heifer,  chaise,  writing  desk,  2^  stacks  rye,  4  stacks 
clover,  clover  in  barn,  $100.  It  is  evident  that  he  left  home  against  the  will  of 
his  parents,  or  certainly  not  with  their  approval,  for  he  says  he  will  not  enlist 
again  when  his  time  is  up.  He  was  then  18  yrs.  old,  and  the  letters  are  very 
pathetic,  showing  the  lack  of  almost  everything  among  the  troops,  especially  am- 
munition. I  have  also  another  letter  of  his  written  five  years  later,  when  he  was 
very  active  in  religious  matters,  probably  had  become  a  member  of  the  Society  of 
Friends,  which  he  certainly  was  later  on.  In  later  life  he  was  always  called  Judge 
Fiske;  twenty  years  Judge  of  Probate  and  later  Judge  of  the  Court  of  Common 
Pleas,  and  the  high  estimation  in  which  he  was  held  by  his  neighbors.  "My  father 
once  took  me  to  the  graves  of  his  father  and  mother,  when  I  was  a  lad  of  about 
ten  years,  and  I  well  remember  with  what  great  respect  he  spoke  of  his  father  and 

He  d.  June  17,  1824;  res.  Johnston,  R.  I. 

SAMUEL,  b.  Apr.  4,  1797;  m.  Sally  S.  Kent. 

ISAAC,  b.  Mar.  15,  1791;  m.  Anna  Robinson. 

JOSEPH,   b.    Oct.   29,    17S5;   m.    Roby   Baker,    Mary   Robbins, 

Maria  Goddard  and  Maria  Hall. 
BENJAMIN,  b.  Dec.  3,  1794;  m.  Polly  Van  Dec-JVCarke. 
ARNOLD,  b.  Feb.  28,  1777;  m.  Mary  A.  Bunker. 
ISRAEL,  b.  Apr.  4,  1782;  m.  Harriett  Sheldon. '  She  d.  in  Prov., 

R.  I.,  he  d.  s.  p.  in  New  Orleans,  La.,  in  1820. 
EDMOND,  b.  Apr.  16,  1787;  m.  Abby  Brown. 
MARIETTA,  b.  Mar.  12,  1789;  m.  Apr.  23,  1809,  Dr.  Peleg  Clark; 
res.  Coventry,  R.  I.  He  was  b.  Aug.  5,  1784;  d.  Jan.  i,  1875, 
at  East  Providence;  was  a  physician.  She  d.  Apr.  14,  1867. 
Ch. :  Lydia  Fenner,  b.  July  16,  1810;  m.  Nov.  2,  1835;  d.  Feb. 
27,  1883.  John  Lewis,  b.  Nov.  30,  1812;  m.  June  11,  1840;  d. 
Oct  25,  1880.  Erasmus  Darwin,  b.  Sept.  8,  1815;  m.  Jan.  5, 
1837;  res.   No.  Scituate,  R.  I.     Eunice  Browning,  b.  Jan.  24, 

1817;  m.  ;  d.   May  9,   1861.     Isaac  Weeden,  b.   Feb.  3, 

1819;  m.  Nov.  10,  1840;  d.  May  14,  1884.  Alfred  Sheldon,  b. 
Mar.  I,  1821;  m.  June  5,  1842;  d.  Apr.  9,  1894.  Horace,  b.  June 
II,  1823;  m.  Sept.  29,  1852,  Elizabeth  Jane  Wilbur,  b.  May  30, 
1832;  he  is  a  real  estate  agent,  res.  Olneyville,  R.  I.;  ch.: 
Walter  Luther  Clarke,  b.  Jan.  31,  1856:  m.  Mattie  B.  Alden, 
Nov.,  1880;  P.  O.,  Providence,  R.  I.;  Horace  Eugene  Clarke,^ 
b.  Sept.  30,  1868;  m.  Lila  E.  Spencer,  Sept.  30,  1891;  P.  O. 
Providence,  R.  I.;  Jennie  Lawton  Clarke,  b.  Sept.  30,  1868; 
unm.;  P.  O.,  Olneyville,  R.  I.  Peleg,  Jr.,  b.  Feb.  11,  1826; 
m.  July  16,  1868;  d.  May  6,  1889.  Henry  Bradford,  b.  Oct. 
18,  1827;  m.  Sept.  10,  1857;  d.  Mar.  6,  1888.  George  Augustus, 
b.  July  22,  1830;  unm.;  d.  Nov.  25,  1866. 




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105 1.  ix.       FREELOVE,  b.  Apr.  2,  1784;  m.  Jacob  Knight;  res.  Johnston, 

R.  I.  She  had  11  ch.,  among  them  were:  Israel;  Arnold; 
Phebe,  m.  Reynolds;  res.  Olneyville,  R.  I. 

1052.  X.       DANIEL,  b.  June  24,  1779;  m.  Polly  Horton. 

1053.  xi.      BETSEY,  b.   Dec.  28,   1800;  m.   Darius  P.   Lawton.     They  had 

three  ch.,  and  all  d.  in  infancy;  res.  Seekonk,  ^lass. 

1054.  xii.     BARBARA,  b.  Nov.  19,  1780;  d.  unm. 

1055.  xiii.    MARCY,  b.  Oct.  31,  1792,  died. 

636.     JOHN  FISK  (John,  John,  John,  Nathaniel,  Nathaniel,  William,  Robert, 
Simon,    Simon,    William,    Symond),    b.    Walthani,    Mass.,    June    10,    1716;    m.    at 
Worcester,  Mass.,  June  i,  1748,  Azubah  Moore. 
He  d.  about  1797;  res.  Worcester,  Mass 

JOHN,  b.  Aug.  16,  1749;  m.  Irene  Buck. 

MAR\,   b.   Dec.   22,    1751-2;   m.  Fisk:   had   son  William 

(see)   and  second, Shattuck;   res.   Worcester;   had  five 

ch.   by  second  wife. 
SAMUEL,  b.  Sept.  2,  i753.  d.  young. 
JAMES,  b.  Aug.  10,  1755;  d.  young. 
JAMES,  b.  Aug.  17,  1757;  m.  Azubah  Moore. 

SAMUEL,  b.  June  29,  1759;  m.  Olive and  Priscilla . 

ELIZABETH,  b.  Aug.  20,  1761;  m.  Sept.  26,  1779,  Daniel  Chad- 
dick,  of  Worcester. 

1063.  viii.    SARAH,  b.  Apr.  10,  1764. 

1064.  ix.      AZUBA,  b.  June  13,  1768;  m.  Aug.  12,  1787,  James  Goulding,  of 

Worcester.  (According  to  the  Worcester  Probate  Records  on 
Apr.  14,  1786,  her  brother  James  was  appointed  her  guardian. 
She  was  the  minor  dau.  of  John  Fisk,  of  Worcester.) 

638.  JONATHAN  FISKE  (John,  John,  John,  Nathaniel,  Nathaniel,  Will- 
iam, Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Waltham,  Mass.,  June  27,  1729; 

m.  AbigaiU .     She  d.  in  Wendall  Oct.  8,   1792. 

June  23,  1723,  a  precinct  was  erected,  extending  three  miles  into  Worcester, 
three  into  Oxford,  three  into  Leicester,  and  one  mile  and  a  half  into  Sutton, 
measured  from  the  place  designated  for  the  new  meeting  house,  along  the  roads 
then  traveled.  This  district,  which  was  denominated  the  South  Parish  of  Wor- 
cester, was  incorporated  April  10,  1778,  as  the  town  of  Ward,  receiving  its  name 
from  Artemus  Ward,  Esq.,  a  brave  general  of  the  Revolution,  member  of  the 
council  of  the  Provincial  Congress,  judge  of  the  County  Courts,  and  representative 
in  Congress.  About  thirty  families  were  thus  separated  from  Worcester.  The 
boundaries  of  the  parish  and  new  town  were  nearly,  though  not  precisely,  coinci- 
dent. The  act  provided  that  certain  individuals  included  by  the  latter,  but  not 
within  the  limits  of  the  former,  might  retain  their  relations  to  the  towns  of  their 
original  settlement,  until  it  was  their  pleasure  to  express  in  writing,  intention  to 
unite  with  the  new  corporation.  Ten  persons  by  this  exception  were  permitted  to 
continue  their  former  connections,  and  among  this  number  was  Jonathan  Fiske. 

He  d.  in  Worcester  and  was  buried  there  Jan.  8,  1781;  res.  Worcester  and 
Ward,  Mass. 

JONATHAN,  b.  Nov.  7,  1762. 

EBENEZER,  b.  Mar.  17,  1765. 

JONAS,  b.  Sept.  27,  1767;  m.  Matilda  Leach. 

SALLY,  b.  July  15,  I770. 

DANIEL,  b.  June  26,  1772;  m.  Dorcas  Saunders. 

MARY,  b.  July  30,  1775- 
BETSEY,  b.  Aug.   17,   1777. 

639^^.  DANIEL  FISK  (John,  John,  John.  Nathaniel,  William,  Robert,  Si- 
mon, Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Waltham,  Mass.,  about  1730;  m.  Sarah  Ken- 
dall of  Lexington,  b.  1743;  d.  in  Wendall  Jan.  16,  1788.  Daniel  was  born  in  Wal- 
tham, married  his  wife  there,  and  at  least  four  of  his  children  were  born  there.  He 
probably  moved  to  Wendall  not  far  from  1772-75.  There  is  no  record  of  his  join- 
ing the  church  there,  but  he  probably  did.  The  pastor  of  the  Congregational 
Church  there.  Rev.  J.  C.  Wightman,  under  date  of  July  3,  1896,  sends  the  follow- 
ing:    "I  find  no  record  of  Mr.  Fisk  or  his  wife  joining  the  church,  but  I  find  the 













following:  October  2nd,  1785,  baptized  four  children  of  Daniel  Fisk  and  wife,  their 
names  Abijah,  Amos,  Moses  &  Lydia. 

"January  i6th,  1788,  Buried  Sarah  wife  of  Daniel  Fisk  in  the  45th  year  of  her 

"November  30th,  1799.  Daniel  Fisk  aged  69  he  died  Thanksgiving  Day  the 
28th;  going  to  public  worship  he  was  seized  with  a  pain  in  his  stomach,  he  had 
strength  to  return,  and  leave  his  body  in  his  own  house. 

"I  think,  however,  this  which  has  been  recorded  leaves  no  doubt  but  that  he 
was  a  member  of  the  church,  as  it  has  not  been  customary  to  baptize  children  of 
those  outside  the  church.  Neither  would  there  be  any  likelihood  of  the  records 
of  his  wife's  death,  nor  of  his  own." 

In  1790,  Daniel  Fisk  of  Wendell  conveyed  land  in  Wendell.  In  1792,  Daniel 
Fisk  of  New  Salem  had  land  in  Wendell  conveyed  to  him.  In  1793,  Daniel  Fisk 
of  Deerfield  conveyed  land  in  Deerfield.  In  1794,  Daniel  Fisk  3d  of  Wendell  had 
land  in  Wendell  conveyed  to  him.  In  1798,  Daniel  of  Wendell  conveyed  land  in 

These  are  the  earliest  records  on  the  Franklin  County  Registry  of  Deeds. 
Still  earlier  records  of  that  county  are  in  Springfield,  where,  pe-haps,  might  find 
something  more  of  Daniel  Fisk.  He  d.  Nov.  30,  1799,  in  Wendall;  res.  Wendall, 

1071.  i.         ZEDEKIAH,   b.  July  23,    1763;   m.    Lucy   Sweetser. 

1072.  ii.        ABIJAH,  b.    1766.     He  m.  and  had  several  ch.     One  son  was 

Sullivan,  who  has  a  son  S.  L. ;  res.  at  800  Crescent  St.,  Brock- 
ion.    Mass. 

1073.  iii.       DANIEL,  b.  Oct.  i,  1768;  m.  Sally  Partridge  and  Mrs.  Lucy  F. 


1074.  i'^'-       AMOS,  b.  May  26,  1780;  m.  Mary  Hubbard. 

1075.  V.        LYDIA,  b.  Dec,  1779;  m.  in  Wendall,  Mass.,  Abijah  Wheeler; 

res.  Templeton,  Mass.  She  d.  Mar.  9,  1853.  He  d.  Feb.,  1863; 
was  a  farmer.  They  had  several  children  and  all  are  dead 
except  one  son  in  Templeton  and  one  in  Portland,  Me.,  and 
Abigail  R.,  b.  July  19,  1819;  m  Sept.  18,  1838,  Josiah  B.  Good- 
now,  b.  1819;  res.  Templeton,  Mass.  Ch.  b.  in  Templeton: 
June  P.  Goodnow,  b.  Aug.  i.  1839,  d.  Aug.  17,  18S9.  Ellen  M. 
Goodnow,  b.  May  20,  1841,  Templeton.  David  W.  Goodnow, 
b.  Apr.  23,  1843;  d.  Jan.  20,  1850.  Henry  O.  Goodnow,  b.  Mar. 
9,  1890;  d.  Oct.  16,  1891.  Charles  A.  Goodnow,  b.  Templeton, 
Dec.  22,  1853.  Ellen  M.  Goodnow,  m.  John  McGuile,  of  Nor- 
wich; her  postoffice  address  West  Gardner,  Mass.  Charles  A. 
Goodnow,  railroad  man,  Chicago,  111. 

1076.  vi.       LUCY,  b.  ;  m.  Benjamin  Southwick,  and  2d,  Kel- 

logg; res.  Sangerfield,  N.  Y..  in  1816.  Abijah  Southwick,  d. 
in  1864,  in  Ashtabula,  O.;  Benjamin  Southwick,  resided  in 
Waterville,  N.  Y. ;  Warren  Kellogg;  Daniel  Kellogg,  m.  and 
had  ch.  A  descendant  of  this  family  is  Mrs.  Senator  Plumb 
of  Atchison,  Kan. 

1077.  vii.      BEULAH,  b.  Mar.  4,  1770;  m.  Nathan  Sweetser,  b.  Mar.  2,  1768. 

She  d.  s.  p.  and  he  m.  2d,  Sept.  i,  1800,  Lydia  Johnson,  of  Ac- 
ton, by  whom  he  had  ten  children.  He  was  a  farmer  and  re- 
sided in  Wendall,  where  he  d.  Mar.  8,  1842. 

I077^.viii.    SALLY,  b.   Mar.  30,   1766. 

1077;^. ix.       LOIS,  b.  Jan.  16,  1772;  m.  and  had  12  ch. ;  res.  in  Vermont. 

I07754-X.  MOSES,  bap.  Oct.  2,  1785;  prob.  d.  young,  prob.  1800,  in  New 

643.  DAVID  FISKE  (David,  John,  John.  Nathaniel,  Nathaniel,  William, 
Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Windham,  Conn.,  Dec.  17,  1726;  m. 
there  Mar.  26,  1747,  Sarah  Farnam.  With  his  son,  David,  Jr.,  he  served  in  the 
company  from  Windham,  Conn.,  in  the  Rev.  War  (see  Conn.  Rev.  reports).  Res. 
Hampton,  Windham  Co.,  Conn. 

1078.  i.         AMAZIAH,    b.    Oct.    6,    1747;    m. and    Priscilla 

1079.  ii-        SARAH,  b.  Apr.  13,  1749;  d.  unm.  Feb.  4,  1796. 

1080.  iii.       DAVID,  b.  Aug.  12,  1754;  d.  July  24.  1775,  ni  the  Revolutionary 



















army.     He  was  in  the  company  from  Windham   (see  Conn. 
Rev.  reports). 

1081.  iv.       LUCY,  b.  Apr.  27,  1760. 

1082.  V.        HANNAH,  b.  July  29,  1765. 

645.  JONATHAN  FISKE  (David,  John,  John,  Nathaniel,  Nathaniel,  Will- 
iam, Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Windham,  Conn.,  July  4,  1731; 
m.  there  Aug.  5,  1750,  Elizabeth  Scott;  d.  there  Feb.  15,  1761;  m.  2d  there  Mar.  18^ 
1762,  Sarah  Leach.     Res.  Windham,  Conn. 

JONATHAN,  b.  Dec.  13,  i7So;  d.  Oct.,  1754. 
DAVID,  b.  May  29,  1752;  d.  Nov.,  1754. 
JONATHAN,  b.  Aug.  15,  1755;  m.  Mehitable  Smith. 
MARY,  b.  Feb.  17,  1758;  d.  July  29,  1760. 
ELIZABETH,  b.  Jan.  22,  1761. 

JOHN,  b.  Jan.  22,  1761.     He  was  a  celebrated  singer,  and  died 
about  1810,  leaving  a  son  Nathan,  who  went  to  Vermont  in 
MARGERY,  b.  Oct.  g,  1763. 
viii.    DAVID,  b.  June  9,   1770. 
NATHAN,  b.  Oct.  7,  1772. 

646.  CAPT.  ASA  FISK  (David,  John,  John,  Nathaniel,  Nathaniel,  William, 
Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Windham,  Conn.,  May  26,  1733;  m. 
there  Mar.  19,  1755,  Elisabeth  Knight  of  Norwich,  Conn.,  dau.  of  Joseph  and  Eliz- 
abeth (Tracy)  Knight.  She  d.  Mar.  6,  1818.  Capt.  Asa  Fisk  emigrated  to  Wales 
from  Hampton,  Conn.,  thereafter  abode  and  died  there;  when  first  he  came  or  soon 
after  he  acquired  the  ownership  of  the  premises  constituting  and  connecting  with 
the  "Oliver  Wales  Tavern  Stand."  There  he  dwelt,  and  for  some  time  kept  an 
inn  or  house  of  public  entertainment.  Subsequently  he  disposed  of  that  estate 
and  purchased  a  large  tract  of  land  in  the  southern  part  of  the  town,  upon  which 
he  established  and  through  after  life  maintained  his  family  home.  That  tract  was 
upon  the  elevated  ground  or  high  land  situated  a  little  distance  off  the  direct 
road  to  Stafford  in  our  approachment  of  Stafford  line.  That  elevation  received 
from  him  the  significant  name  of  Fisk  Hill.  His  old  premises,  or  rather  the  cen- 
tral and  main  part  thereof,  are  now  owned  by  Moses  Davis,  and  dwelt  upon  by 
him,  and  derive  from  him  their  modern  name  of  Davis  Place.  He  possessed 
much  strength  and  penetration  of  mind,  solidity  of  judgment  and  inflexibleness 
of  purpose  mixed  up  with  some  of  the  spirit  of  domination  and  arbitrariness.  As 
an  agriculturist  he  was  judicious,  skillful,  thoroughgoing.  As  a  townsman,  he  was 
prominent,  conspicuous,  influential.  As  a  military  officer,  he  was  manly  and 
commanding  in  his  mien,  well  informed  in  tactics,  resolute  and  efficient  in  dis- 
cipline. One  occurrence  in  his  life  opened  a  doorway  through  which  to  question 
his  patriotism:  In  the  time  of  "Shay's  war"  he  took  sides  with  the  party  opposed 
to  the  government  and  was  appointed  a  captaincy  in  the  opposing  and  rebellmg 
forces,  but  as  he  had  enough  of  that  "better  part  of  valor,"  discretion,  to  restrain 
him  from  the  commission  of  any  overt  act  of  rebellion,  he  finally  got  out  of  the 
scrape  without  being  overwhelmed  or  greatly  damaged  thereby.  All  things  con- 
sidered, Capt.  Fisk  must  be  set  down  as  a  very  good  man  for  this  town.  Let  us 
not  be  found  undervaluing  his  virtue,  says  the  Wales  historian:  "Elizabeth, 
Fidelity  is  compelling  us  to  say  her  virtues  were  many  and  must  be  unforgot." 
Another  correspondent  says:  He  kept  a  country  store  on  the  hill  where  he 
lived,  and  that  he  owned  in  his  farm  400  acres,  and  that  Shay's  war  cost  him 
considerable  property.  Also  that  he  sent  two  sons,  aged  14  and  16,  to  the  Revolu- 
tionary war.  My  grandfather  Elisha  was  one.  Both  were  drummers.  The  com- 
pany that  they  were  in  arrived  at  Cornwallis  surrender  one  hour  after  the  sur- 
render. He  was  lieutenant  in  the  company  of  minute  men  \yhich  marched  to  the 
Lexington  alarm,  and  was  afterward  and  for  some  time  captain  in  the  Continental 
army.     His  gravestone  is  as  follows: 


Asa  Fisk 


9   Feby   1812  AE 



Close  by  is  a  stone  which  reads  thus: 

Mrs.  Elizabeth 

Relict  of 

Capt  Asa  Fisk 


3  Nov  1818  AE  86 

He  d.  Feb.  9,  1812;  res.  Windham,  Conn.,  Wales,  Mass. 

1092.  i.         STEPHEN,  b.  Apr.  28,  1763;  m.  Sarah  Parker. 

1093.  ii.        ELISABETH,  b.  Jan.  20,  1765;  m.  Nov.  20,  1784,  Elisha  Davis. 

Ch.:  Philip,  b.  Nov.  8,  1784;  Elisha,  b.  Aug.  8,  1786;  Alfred, 
b.  Jan.  13,  1789;  Sally,  b.  Aug.  8,  1791;  Porter,  b.  Aug.  2,  1794. 
Elisha  Davis  came  from  Mansfield,  Conn.,  in  1783,  and  re- 
turned to  Connecticut  in   1796. 

1094.  iii.       EUNICE,  b.   Oct.  24,   1768;  m.   May  30,   1787,  Jonathan  Need- 

ham;  res.  Wales,  Mass.  He  died  about  the  year  1813,  aged 
49      She  died  about  the  year  1797,  aged  29.     Ch.:  Raysal,  b. 

Aug.  8,  1787;  Sally,  b.  Mar.  29,  1789;  Asa,  b.  ,  1791:  d. 

1871;  Jonathan,  b.  June,  1793;  Chester,  b.  ,  1795. 

1095.  i\-.       OLIVE,  b.  June  5,  1770;  m.  Apr.  11,  1791,  Samuel  Fisk,  and  res. 

in   Holland,   Mass. 

1096.  V.        ASA,  b.   Feb.  26,   1772;  m.  Amanda  Coolej^  Sally  Colburn  and 

A'lary  Jane  Davidson. 

1097.  vi.       SALLY,  b.  July  26,  1774;  m.  and  res.  N.  Y.  state. 

1098.  vii.      LUCY,  b.   Mar.  24,   1776. 

1099.  viii.    PERSY,  b.  Mar.  6,  1778.     Res.  Wales,  Mass.     Ch.:  William,  b. 

June  24,  1804;  Austin,  b.  Feb.  14,  1806;  m.  there  Sylvanus  Bol- 
ton, from  Taunton,  Mass.  Rhodolphus,  b.  Dec.  28,  1808; 
Washington,  b.  Mar.  9,  1810;  Sylvanus,  b.  Apr.  28,  181 1. 
They   rev.    to   Vermont. 

1 100.  i.x.       HEZEKIAH,  b.  June  2,  1756;  m.  Eleanor  Cooley. 

itoi.     X.        ELISHA,  b.   1762;  m.  Zurvish  Parker  and  Hannah  Wheeler. 

1102.  xi.       ASA,  b.  Windham,  Conn.,  Dec.  21,  1757;  d.  before  1772. 

1 103.  xii.     HANNAH,  b.  Windham,  Apr.  17,  1759;  m.  Sept.  3,  1777,  Joseph 

Hunger;  res.  Wales,  Mass.  Had  ch.:  Asa,  Loving,  Roysal, 
and  rev.  to  Vermont. 

651.  JOHN  FISKE  (Thomas,  William,  John,  Nathaniel,  William,  Robert, 
Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Wat.  Apr.  24,  1728;  m.  Jan.  18,  1753,  Eliz- 
abeth Harrington,  b.  Jan.  10,  1731,  dau.  of  Jonas.  He  was  a  blacksmith  in  Wal- 
tham.  He  was  in  the  expedition,  against  Lake  George,  in  1758,  in  Capt.  Jonathan 
Brown's  company.     Res.  Watertown,  Mass. 

1 104.  i.        THOMAS,  b.  Aor.  11,  1758. 

1 105.  ii.        ELIZABETH,  b.  July  18,    1760. 

1 106.  iii.       ABIGAIL,  b.  May  12,   1763;  m.  Jan.  8,   1784,  Joel  Harrington, 

b.  Oct.  31,  1754;  d.  Mar.  28,  1805;  res.  Wat.  Ch. :  Abigail,  b. 
Dec.  19,  1784;  d.  Dec.  27,  1784.  Joel,  b.  Dec.  19,  1784;  d.  Dec. 
29,  1784.     Joel,  b.  May  2,  1786;  m.  Jerusha  Perry;  res  Weston. 

1 107.  iv.      ANNA,  b.  May  25,  1765. 

652.  ABIJAH  FISKE  (Thomas,  William,  John,  Nathaniel,  William,  Robert, 
Simon,  Simon.  William,  Symond),  b.  Wat.  Mar.  12,  1729:  m.  May  24,  1753,  Eliza- 
beth Upham;  b.  Jan.  15.  1724.  She  m.  :i6,  Feb.  23,  1775,  Col.  John  Trowbridge,  of 
Fram.  He  left  a  will  dated  May  16,  1774,  and  it  was  proved  July  12,  following. 
At  the  time  of  his  death  he  was  an  innholder  in  Waltham. 

(Midd.  Prob.  records,  v.  55,  380.)  May  16,  1774,  for  Abijah  Fiske,  Waltham. 
In  holder.  Will.  To  wife  Elizabeth,  incpr  of  whole  estate  till  Son  Abijah  21 — 
to  sons  Amos  &  Abijah,  all  remainder  of  estate — to  3  drs.  Mary,  Elizabeth,  Ase- 
neth.    Wife  Elizabeth,  Ex'x. 

He  d.   1774;  res.  Watertown  and  Waltham,   Mass. 

1108.  i.        AMOS,  b.  Apr.  25,   1754;  m.   May  29,   1777,   Mary  Whitney,  of 

Weston,  b.  Dec.  11,  1744,  dau.  of  William.  He  was  in  the 
Rev.  war  and  rev.  to  Ohio. 

1 109.  ii.       ABIJAH,  b.  Nov.  i,  1755;  m.  Alice  Adams. 
HID.     iii.      ELIAS,  b.  Feb.  3,  1757;  d.  July,  1757. 


nil.     iv.      MARY,  b.  Sept.  g,  1759;  d.  1760. 

1 1 12.  V.       MARY,  b.  Oct.  10,  1761;  m.  Zaccheus  Weston,  and  d.  1809,  leav- 

ing issue. 

1 1 13.  vi.      ELIZABETH,  b.  Apr.  3,  1763;  m.  1783,  ]\Iajor  Josiah  Stone,  Jr., 

of  Fram.,  and  had  11  ch.  (See  Barry's  Hist,  of  Pram.  [400]  ) ; 
b.  Feb.  22,  1762;  res.  Fram.;  ch.:  Wm.  Fiske,  b.  Apr.  10,  1784; 
m.  Harriet  Brigham,  an  i\L  D.,  was  Reg.  of  Deeds  of  Mid. 
Co.;    res.    Camb.     Luther,   b.    May  6,    1786;   m.    Mary   Eaton. 

Nancy,  b.  .     Abijah,  b.  ;  m.  Martha  Buckminster; 

res.  Westboro.      Aseneth,  b.  1790;  d.  May  30,  1842.     Mary,  b. 

;  m.  Jabez  G.  Fisher,  of  West.     Micah,  b.  ;  res. 

Fram.;  at  his  death  was  Pres.  of  Fram.  bank. Eliza  P.,  m. 
Jos.  Lothrop;  d.  1844.  Josiah,  m.  Sophia  Brigham,  of  Way- 
land.  He  m.  2d,  Nancy  Stone.  He  was  selectman  in  1801 
for  3  years. 

1114.  vii.     ASANATH,  b.  Sept.  2,   1766;  m.  Nov.   18,   1794,  Nathan  Eaton, 

of  Fiam.;  bap.  Aug.  23,  I/67;  d.  Apr.  26,  1812. 

653.  DAVID  FISKE  (Thomas,  William,  John,  Nathaniel,  William,  Robert, 
Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Lex.  Oct.  8,  1731;  m.  Apr.  16,  1761,  Eliza- 
beth Mansfield,  b.  June  20,   1743;  d.  ;  m.  2d,  at  Lincoln,  Oct.  31,  1765,  Re- 

be,cca  Garfield,  of  Lincoln;  b.  Sept.  23,   1745.     He  d.  in   1800;  res.  Woburn  and 
Lincoln,  Mass. 

1115.  i.         REBECCA,  b.  Oct.  26,  1766;  m.  Mar.  18,  1798,  Caleb  Cutler. 

1116.  ii.       DAVID,  b.  Apr.  2,  1768;  d.  Oct.  22,  1780. 

1 1 17.  iii.       ELIJAH,  b.  Mar.  24,  1770;  m.  Anna  Harrington  and  Bathsheba 


1118.  iv.      ABRAHAM,  b.  Apr.  4,  1773;  m.  Grace  Hagar. 

1119.  V.       THOMAS,  b.  Feb.  i,  1776;  d.  Aug.  6,  1778. 

1120.  vi.      HANNAH,  b.  Nov.  7,  1777;  m.  Nov.  21,  1797,  town  records  say 

Sept.  13,  1799,  Daniel  Wheeler,  of  Concord. 

1121.  vii.     LUCY,   b.    Dec.    3,    1779;    m.    Oct.    14,    1802,   Jesse   Wheeler,    of 


1122.  viii.    SUKEY.  b.  Jan.  27.  1782:  d.   Nov.  7,   1803. 

1123.  ix.      DAVID,  b.  ,May  4.  1784;  d.  July  26,  1806. 

655.  JONATHAN  FISKE  (Thomas,  William.  Jnim.  Nathaniel,  William, 
Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Lex.  May  14,  1735;  m.  Jung  7,  1763, 
Abigail  Lawrence,  b.  Dec.  6,  1744,  d.  Oct.  21,  1803.  He  was  a  Middlesex  County 
farmer.  He  d.  in  Waltham.  The  inventory  of  his  estate  was  taken  May  28,  1787, 
and  Apr.  5,  1794,  his  estate  was  divided,  widow  Abigail  received  her  dower:  To 
Phinehas,  eldest  son,  double  share;  the  other  children  mentioned  are  Jacob, 
Thomas,  Susanna,  Abigail  and  Avis.  He  d.  Mar.  30,  1787;  res.  Watertown.  Mass. 
PHINEHAS,  b.  Dec.  27,  1765;  m.  Abigail  Stearns. 
JONATHAN,  b.  Dec.  14,  1767:  m.  Mary  E.  Baker. 
JACOB,  b.  Jan.  13,  1770;  m.  Sarah  Flagg. 

SUSANNA,  b.  Jan.  30,  1774;  m.  Feb.  2,  1792,  Amos  Bemis.  b. 
Oct.  6,  1760:  res.  Lincoln.  She  d.  Nov.  12,  1827.  Ch. :  Maria, 
b.  July  II,  1792;  m.  William  Hoar;  his  name  was  changed  to 
William  H.  Pierce;  res.  Phil.  Jonathan,  b.  June  30,  1794;  d. 
unm.  Susanna,  b.  July  11,  1796;  m.  Major  E.  Flint.  Eliza, 
b.  — — ;  m.  Oliver  Hastings.  Amos,  b.  Nov.  i,  1801;  m. 
Lucy  Wheeler.  Caroline,  b.  June  6,  d.  July,  1804.  Charlotte, 
b.  June  6,  1804;  m.  Abel  Wheeler;  res.   Lincoln.     George,  b. 

;  m.  Martha  Field.     Ellen,  b.  ;•  m.  John  Prentiss, 

of  Phil. 

1128.  V.       ABIGAIL,  b.  Feb.  11,  1776:  d.  Oct.,  1842.. 

1129.  vi.  AVIS,  b.  Apr.  6,  1778;  m.  May  3.  1798,  William  Wellington,  son 
of  William  and  Mary  (Whitney),  b.  Dec.  11,  1769;  res.  Wal- 
tham and  Lex.  Ch.:  Mary,  b.  Feb.  11.  1799;  m.  Aaron  Hol- 
brook.  Jonathan  Fiske,  b.  Jan.  5,  1801:  m.  Abigail  Cope.  Ada- 
line,  b.  ^lar.  8,  1803;  m.  Nathaniel  W.  Stearns.  He  was  b. 
Dec.  3,  1795;  m.  Dec.  13,  1827,  and  d.  in  Waltham  July  9,  1849; 
a  dealer  in  West  India  goods.     His  wife  d.  Jan.  2,   1890:  ch. : 

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Watson,  b.  Sept.  13.  1828;  m.  May  20,  1851.  Charles  Shepard, 
b.  April,  1832:  d.  Jan.  9.  1849.  Adeline  Wellington,  b.  June 
II,  1834;  m.  Jan.  4.  i860,  Frank  E.  Stanley,  b.  Dec.  7,  1832;  res. 
Waltham;  is  a  provision  dealer;  ch. :  i,  Nora  Franklin,  b.  July 
17,  1861;  m.  Mar.  8,  1884.  2,  Bernard  Watson,  b.  May  3,  1865; 
m.  Sept.,  1889.  3,  Nora  Franklin  Smiley,  Waltham,  Mass.  4, 
Bernard  Watson  Stanley,  Waltham,  Mass.  5,  Henry,  b.  Apr., 
1837;  d.  Nov.  16,  1851.  6,  Mary  Crehove,  b.  May  17,  1840;  unm.; 
P.  O.  address  Waltham,  Mass.  Abigail,  b.  July  15,  1805;  d. 
Oct.  15,  1806;  Abigail,  b.  Feb.  11,  1806;  m.  Nov.  25,  1827,  Na- 
thaniel Pierce.     William,  b.  Mar.  29,  1808;  m.  Rebecca  Ames. 

1 130.  vii.     MARY,  b.  May  18,  1780. 

1131.  viii.    THOMAS,  b.  Apr.  13,  1785;  m. . 

669.  SAMUEL  FiSKE  (Samuel,  William,  John,  Nathaniel,  William,  Rob- 
ert, Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Wat.  Nov.  2,  1741;  m.  Oct.  29,  1761, 
Abigail  White,  bap.  Aug.  20,  1738.     He  was  a  farmer;  res.  Waltham,  Mass. 

ABIGAIL,  b.  Feb.  9,  1762;  m.  Jan.  8,  1784,  Joel  Harrington. 

ANNA,  b.  Apr.  11,  1764;  m.  June  7,  1783,  Peter  Edes,  of  Waltham. 

ELIJAH,  b.  Sept.  26,  1765;  m.  Lydia  Livermore. 

JONATHAN,  b.  Dec.  14,  1767;  d.  in  infancy. 

JONAS,  b.  Apr.  12,  1768;  m.  Ruth  Pierce  and  Abigail  Pierce. 

SAMUEL,  b.  Sept.  24,  1769;  m.  Hannah  Babcock. 

WILLIAM,  b.  Dec.  20,  1770;  m.  Eunice  White. 

FRANCIS,  b.  Aug.  24,  1772;  m.  Sarah  Livermore. 

ROBERT,  b.  Mar.  15,  1774;  d.  June  30.  i774- 

ROBERT,  b.  June  9,  1775;  m.  Nancy  Stratton. 

POLLY,  b.  June  20,  1777;  m.  Sept.  13,  1798,  Edward  Child,  b. 
Jan.   12.   1772;  res.  Weston. 

1143.  xii.     NATHAN,  b.  Dec.  6,  1779;  m.  Anna  L,.  Mason. 

672.  HON.  WILLIAM  FISKE  (Samuel,  William,  John,  Nathaniel,  William, 
Robert,  Simon,  Simon.  William,  Symond),  b.  Wat.  Dec.  28.  I753;  "i-  Nov.,  1776, 
Hannah  Cook,  b.  Apr.  30,  1751.  dau.  of  Samuel;  m.  2d,  Ruth  Smith.  He  was  b.  in 
Watertown,  was  graduated  at  Harvard  College  in  1772;  was  for  years  Justice  of 
the  Peace  at  Waltham. 

Wm.  Fiske  of  Waltham  was  a  mem  Mass  His  Society  "Was  the  son  of  Samuel 
.Fiske,  a  worthy  farmer  of  Waltham" — Supposed  b.  at  Waltham  in  Dec  1753 
studied  with  Rev  Mr  Woodward  of  Weston,  ''Who  was  at  the  time  much  es- 
teemed, not  only  for  his  professional,  but  for  his  classical  learning."  Mr.  F.  gr 
at  H.  C.  in  1772.  Was  Lawyer  in  Waltham.  &c.  (See  Biographical  notice  vol  9, 
p  206  1st  series  IMass  His  Society's  Coll.). 

He  d.  Aug.  13.  1803;  res.  Waltham.  Mass. 

1144.  i.        WILLIAM,  b.  Mar.  13,  1777. 

1 145.  ii.       RUTH,  b.  Apr.  15,  1783;  m.  May  3,  1801,  Abner  Wellington,  bap. 

Sept.  7,  1777,  son  of  Samuel,  of  Waltham  and  Wat.  He  d. 
Apr.  24,  1804,  and  his  wid.  m.  2d,  Oct.  13,  1805.  Elisha  Whitney 
Dana,  of  Wat.  Ch.:  Abigail,  b.  Apr.  10,  1802;  m.  Isaac  Rob- 
bins.  Esq.     Ruth,  b.  Nov.  14,  1803. 

CHARLES,  b.  July  15,  1785;  gr.  H.  C.  1805;  d.  1847. 

CYRUS,  b.  Apr.  5,  1787. 

JAMES,  b.  June  14,  1789. 

JOHN.  b.  Sept.  7.  1791- 

EDWIN,  b.  Feb.  5.  i794- 

BENJ.  FRANKLIN,  b.  Aug.  17,  1796. 

CAROLINE,  b.  Aug.  11,  1799. 

675.  NATHAN  FISK (Nathan,  Nathan,  Nathan,  Nathaniel,  William,  Robert, 
Simon,  Simon.  William.  Symond),  b.  Wat.  Feb.  25,  1701;  m.  Dec.  9,  1730,  Anne 
Warren,  b.  Feb.,  171 1.  dau.  of  Dea.  John  of  Weston,  d.-  Oct.  i.  1736;  m.  2d,  Feb.  21, 
1738,  Mary  Fiske,  bap.  June  30,  1712,  dau.  of  Dea.  Jonathan  Fiske  of  Lex.  and  Sud- 
bury (see).  After  the  death  of  her  husband  she  was  killed  by  a  fall  from  a  horse 
on  a  visit  to  Sudbury  on  horseback.  His  will  is  dated  Oct.  13,  1765.  In  the  Name 
of  God  Amen,  the  Thirtieth  Dav  of  October,  anno  Domini  one  thousand  Seven 

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Hundred  &  Sixty  five  in  the  Sixth  (&c  year  of  the  Reign  of  George  the  third  king 
of  Great  Britain  I  Nathan  Fisk  of  Weston  in  the  County  of  Middlesex  in  the 
province  of  the  Massachusetts  Bay  in  New  England  yeoman. 

Being  advanced  in  age,  but  of  perfect  mind,  and  having  my  memory,  thanks 
be  to  God,  therefore,  calling  to  inind  the  mortality  of  my  Body,  &  knowing  that 
'tis  appointed  for  all  men  once  to  Dy,  do  ordain  and  make  this  my  last  Will  & 
Testament,  that  is  to  say,  principally  and  first  of  all,  I  give  and  recommend  my 
soul  into  the  Hands  of  God  that  gave  it,  and  my  body,  to  the  Earth,  to  be  buried 
in  a  Christian  decent  manner,  nothing  doubting  but  at  the  general  resurrection  I 
shall  receive,  the  same  again  by  the  mighty  power  of  God:  And  as  touching  the 
world-things-or  Estate  wherewith  it  hath  pleased  God  to  bless  me  in  this  life;  I  give 
demise  &  dispose  of  the  same  in  the  following  manner  and  form. 

Imprimis  I  give  &  Bequeath  to  Mary  my  Beloved  Wife,  &  to  Her  Heirs  for- 
ever, all  my  indoor  or  House-hold  Stuff  (excepting  Cash,  Bonds  &  notes  for 
money,  my  wearing  apparrel  Library  one  bed  &  bedding  &  my  clock)  and  also  I 
give  to  my  s'd  wife  the  improvement  of  one  half  of  my  Real  Estate  during  the 
time  she  shall  remain  my  widow,  and  if  she  shall  see  cause  to  marry,  she  shall 
Quit,  all  her  right  in  my  Real  Estate,  and  also  I  Give  to  my  s'd  wife  the  use  of  my 
clock  during  her  natural  life,  she  keeping  it  in  good  repair. 

Item.  I  give  and  bequeath  unto  Nathan  Fisk  my  Eldest  and  Beloved  son 
twenty  pounds,  L.  money  to  be  paid  to  him  in  one  year  after  my  decease  by  my 
Executors  hereafter  named. 

Item.  I  give  &  bequeath  to  Jonathan  Fisk  my  beloved  son  and  to  his  heirs  and 
assigns  forever,  the  one  half  of  my  Real  Estate,  land,  and  buildings  wherever  it  is 
to  be  found,  and  when  it  is  divided  he  shall  have  the  first  choice,  he  making  no 
charge  for  labour  or  building,  he  paying  out  what  is  hereafter  mentioned. 

Item.  I  give  and  bequeath  to  Ezra  Fisk  my  Beloved  son  and  to  his  Heirs 
one  Hundred  &  Sixty  pounds  L.  money,  to  be  paid  to  him  in  two  years  after  my 
decease  by  my  Executors  hereafter  named.  I  also  give  my  s'd  son  Ezra  one  bed 
&  bedding,  &  liberty  to  dwell  in  my  house  so  longe  as  he  lives  Single. 

Item.  I  give  &  bequeath  unto  my  beloved  son  Samuel  Fisk,  the  other  half 
of  my  Real  Estate  where  ever  it  is  to  be  found,  he  making  no  charge  for  buildings 
or  labour  done  on  my  Real  Estate  he  paying  out  what  is  hereafter  mentioned. 

Item.  I  give  &  bequeath  unto  Anna  Bigelow  my  beloved  daughter,  ten  pounds 
L.  money,  &  to  her  heirs,  to  be  paid  to  her,  within  Three  years  after  my  decease, 
by  my  Executors  hereafter  named. 

Item.  I  give  and  bequeath  to  Mary  Fisk,  my  beloved  daughter,  and  to  her 
heirs  fifty  pounds  L.  money  if  she  arives  to  the  age  of  twenty  one  years,  or  on 
her  marriage  day,  to  be  paid  to  her,  by  my  Executors  hereafter  named. 

Item.  I  also  give  and  bequeath  to  my  afore's'd  wife,  and  to  all  my  children, 
my  library.  I  do  also  give  &  bequeath  to  my  four  sons  before  named,  my  wearing 

Item.  I  also  give  and  bequeath  to  my  two  sons  Jonathan  &  Samuel  before 
named  all  my  cash,  bonds  and  notes  for  money,  and  all  my  personal  estate  or 
Stock,  all  my  husbandry  tools  &  utencils,  and  whatsoever  is  not  heretofore  given, 
and  bequeathed,  they  namely,  my  two  sons  Jonathan  and  Samuel,  paying  out  all 
the  before  mentioned  legacies,  and  all  my  lawful  debts  &  funeral  charges. 

Item.  I  also  give  and  bequeath  to  my  son  Jonathan  Fisk  my  clock,  to  be  his 
after  my  wife  deceases.  I  also  constitute  make  &  ordain  my  two  sons  Jonathan 
&  Samuel  Fisk  to  be  the  Sole  Executors  of  this  my  last  will  and  Testament,  and  I 
do  hereby  ratify  and  confirm  this  and  no  other  to  be  my  last  will  &  Testament. 

In  witness  whereof  I  have  hereunto  set  my  hand  and  seal  the  day  and  year 
above   written.  Nathan    Fisk    &    Seal. 

Signed  Sealed  pronounced  and 
Declared  by  the  said  Nathan  Fisk  to 
be    his    last    will    and    Testament    in 

the  presence  of 

Braddyll  Smith 
Tho's  Russell 
Joseph  Russell 
Simeon  Smith. 

This  will  was  proved  June  27,  1769. 

He  d.  Jan.  4,  1769:  res.  Weston,  Mass. 


1153.  i.         ANNE,  b.  Dec.  8,  1731;  m.  Oct.  24,  1751,  Abraham  Bigelow,  b. 

1713,  son  of  Lieut.  Thomas  of  Walth.  and  Marlboro.  He  res. 
Weston.     Ch. :  By  ist  wife:     i.  Isaac,  b.  Nov.  30,  1736;  d.  Jan. 

I,  1748.  2.  Joseph,  b.  Sept.  30,  1738;  d.  Dec.  20,  1748.  3.  Abi- 
gail, b.  Oct.  I,  1740;  d.  Jan.  7,  1748.  4.  Abraham,  b.  Feb.  26, 
1742;  d.  July,  1753.  5.  Jesse,  b.  Mar.,  1746;  d.  July,  1746.  6. 
Jesse,  b.  June  20,  1747;  d.  Jan.  12,  1748.  7.  Isaac,  b.  May  2, 
1750;  gr.  Harvard  College,  1769,  a  clergyman;  d.  May  2,  1777. 
By  Anne:  8,  Abigil,  b.  Aug.  10,  1752;  m.  Rev.  Thomas  Pren- 
tice of  Medfield.  9.  Anna,  b.  Nov.  4,  1754:  m.  Rev.  Thomas 
Haven  of  Reading.     10,  Abraham,  b.  June  13,  1758;  d.  young. 

II.  Amos,  b.  Sept.  30,  1760;  m.  Lucy  Savage.  12.  Abraham,  b. 
Sept.  18,  1762;  gr.  Harvard  College,  1782;  m.  Hepzibah  Jones; 
res.  Canib.  13.  John,  b.  Apr.  14,  1765;  m.  Lydia  Spreig.  14. 
Samuel,  b.  Sept.  4,  1773. 

1 154.  ii.       NATHAN,    b.    Sept.    9,    1733;    m.    Sarah    Hill,    Mrs.    Elizabeth 

(Breck)  Treat  and  Mrs.  Hannah  (Wells)  Reynolds. 

1155.  iii.      SARAH,  b.  Julv  26.  1736;  d.  Nov.  7.  1743  of  dysentery,  "a  lovely 


1156.  iv.      JONATHAN,  b.  Dec.   15.   1739:  m.  Abigail  Fiske. 

1157.  V.       EZRA,  b.  Dec.  25,  1740:  d.  unm.  non.  comp.  mentis. 

1158.  vi.      SAMUEL,  b.  July  9,  1742:  m.  Mary  Parkhurst  and  Abigail  Mur- 


1159.  vii.     THADDEUS,  b.  Feb.  19,  1743:  d.  Jan.  20.  1748.  scarlet  fever. 

1160.  viii.   MARY,  b.  Apr.  22,  1747;  d.  Jan.  4.  1748. 

1161.  ix.      OLIVER,  b.  Sept.  14,  1748;  d.  young. 

1162.  X.       MARY.  b.  Jan.  21,   1750;  m.   May  15,   1770.   Samuel  Learned  of 


1163.  xi.      HEPZIBAH,  b.  Aug.  10,  1754;  m.  Apr.  15,  1787,  Abraham  Jones, 

Jr.,  b.  Feb.  12,  1762;  res.  Weston. 

676.  DEA.  JOSIAH  FISKE  (Nathan,  Nathan,  Nathan,  Nathaniel,  William, 
Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Wat.  Oct.  10,  1704;  m.  Sarah  Law- 
rence, b.  June  20,  1708,  dau.  of  John  and  Anne  (Tarball),  of  Lex.;  d.  1798.  He  was 
selectman  1749-50,  assessor  1743-44-48.  He  was  dismissed  to  the  Groton  church 
May  13,  1753,  and  settled  in  Pepperell,  where  the  births  of  his  children  (b.  in 
Waltham)  are  recorded.  He  was  deacon  of  the  Congregational  church,  leading 
man  in  the  town,  and  resided  in  that  part  of  Groton  incorporated  later  as  Pep- 
perell. For  some  years  he  was  town  clerk  at  Groton,  and  later  the  first  town 
clerk  of  Pepperell  for  twenty  years.  His  will  is  dated  Sept.  i,  1778,  and  proved 
Jan.  23,  1779.     He  d.  Oct.  2.-/,  1778;  res.  Waltham,  Groton  and  Pepperell,  Mass. 

1164.  i.         DAVID,  b.  Jan.  28,  1727;  d.  Oct.  28,  1729. 

1165.  ii.       SARAH,  b.  Aug.  7,  1729;  d.  May  19,  1731. 

1166.  iii.      DAVID,  b.  Dec.  16,  1731;  d.  Feb.  i,  1766.     He  was  accidentally 

killed  by  an  apple  thrown  from  a  church  window-  at  an  ordina- 
tion in  Lunenburg,  Mass. 

1167.  iv.      JOSIAH,  b.  Feb.  12,  1733;  m.  Sarah  Colburn. 

1168.  v.       SARAH,  b.  Oct.  7,   1736;  m.  Apr.   14,   1756,   Simon   Gilson,  and 

had  10  ch. 

1169.  vi.      AMOS,  b.  May  10,  1739;  m.  Mary  Whitney. 

1170.  vii.     DANIEL,  b.  May  18,  1742;  m.  Elizabeth  Varnum. 

1 171.  viii.    ANNA,  b.  Feb.  16.  1744;  d.  Feb.  12,  1745. 

1172.  ix.      ANN.A.,  b.   Dec.   16,  1747;  m.   Mar.  3,   1768,   Dr.   Ephraim  Law- 

rence, of  Pepperell.  She  d.  June  12,  1774,  ae.  27.  He  was  b. 
Mar.  31,  1735;  d.  1812.  Was  a  physician;  res.  Pepperell.  Ch. : 
Ebenezer,  b.  Jan.  9,  1770;  gr.  Harvard  College  in  1795;  a 
physician;  res.  Hampton,  N.  H.  Anna,  b.  July  26,  1772;  m. 
Isaac  B.  Farrar;  res.  New  Ipswich,  N.  H.  Ruth,  b.  Apr.  8, 
1777.  Sarah,  b.  Apr.  18.  1779:  d.  Dec.  16,  1779.  Dr.  Law- 
rence m.  2d,  and  had  6  ch. 

1173.  X.       ABEL,  b.  May  28,  1752;  m.  Anna  Spalding  and  Sarah  Putnam. 

677.  LIEUT.  HENRY  FISKE  (Nathan.  Nathan,  Nathan,  Nathaniel,  Will- 
iam, Robert,  Simon,  Simon.  William.  Symond),  b.  Wat.  Jan.  24,  1706;  m.  there 
Jan.  10,  1737,  Mary  Stone,  b.   Feb.  22.   1705.  dau.  of  John.     She  d.  June  2,  1805. 


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He  was  born  in  Watertown,  where  he  resided  for  some  time,  finally  moving  to 
Medfield.  With  his  brother  Daniel  he  was  one  of  the  first  proprietors  of  New 
Medfield,  incorporated  as  Sturbridge  and  settled  in  that  new  town  at  an  early- 
date.  He  was  elected  selectman  at  the  first  meeting,  Sept.  18,  1738,  after  the  in- 
corporation of  the  town;  was  often  selectman,  town  clerk  and  treasurer.  He 
was  Lieut,  in  the  colonial  forces,  member  of  the  church,  and  a  highly  respected  and 
esteemed  citizen.  His  will  is  dated  Dec.  13,  1789,  and  mentions  grandchildren 
Mary  Fay  Durand  and  Sarah. 

He  d.  Mar.  i,  \'j(yy.  res.  New  Medfield,  now  Sturbridge,  Mass. 
1174.     i.         MARY,  b.  Jan.  29,  1738;  m.  John  Fay,  who  was  killed  in  battle 
at  Bennington  Aug.  16,  1777.     She  d.  Aug.  31,  1777. 
DANIEL,  b.  Jan.  12,  1740;  d.  Jan.  12,  1740. 
HENRY,  b.  Nov.  13,  1740;  d.  Nov.  15,  1740. 

SUSAN,  b.  Sept.  19,  1741;  m.  July  i,  1762,  Stephen  Fay,  of  Hard- 
wick.     She  d.  Dec.  26,  1812.     He  was  b.  1739:  d.  May  26,  1804. 
ARMILLA,  b.  Aug.  24,  1743;  d.  Sept.  13.  1754. 
HENRY,  b.  Aug.  16,  1745,  m.  Sarah  Fiske. 

ANNA,    b.   June    11,    1747;    m.    Dec.    30,    1766.    Silas    Corbin,    of 
Woodstock.     She  d.  Nov.  15,  1844. 
viii.    SAMUEL,  b.  T\Iar.  30,  1749;  d.  Sept.  i<),  i:7,=;4- 
THOAL\S,  b.  Mar.  2,  I7=;t.  d.  Sept.  16,  I754- 
RUTH.  b.  Feb.  17,  1754;  d.  Sept.  29,  i754- 

SIMEON,  b.  Mar.  26,  1755;  m.  Mary  Gould  and  Lydia  Bugbee. 
BULAH,  b.  Apr.  26,  1757;  m.  Jan.  27,   1780,  Solomon  Jones,  of 
Brimfield.     She  d.  Feb.  28,   1848.     He  d.   Apr.   10,   1812. 
xiii.    DAVID,  b.  Dec.   19,  1759;  m.   Eleanor  Jones, 
xiv.    EUNICE,  b.  Nov.  21,  1761;  m.  Feb.  18,  1784,  Joshua  Woodbury, 
of  Sutton,  b.  Feb.  10,  1760;  d.  Aug.  8,  1825. 

678.  DEA.  DANIEL  FISKE  (Nathan,  Nathan,  Nathan,  Nathaniel,  William, 
Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Wat.  Aug.  19,  1709;  m.  in  Weston, 
Mar.  31^  1743,  Deliverence  Brown,  b.  Nov.  11,  1720,  dau.  of  Dea.  Benj.;  d.  July 
26,  1758;  m.  2d,  Feb.   19.   1760,  Jemima  Shaw,  of  Sturbridge. 

He  was  born  in  Watertown,  and  with  his  brother,  Lieut.  Henry,  became  an 
early  resident  and  one  of  the  first  proprietors  of  Sturbridge;  was  elected  deacon 
of  the  church  and  held  many  town  offices,  selectman,  assessor,  etc.  His  will  is 
dated  Mar.  14,  1778,  and  is  on  record  in  the  Worcester  Probate  office  (see  Bar- 
bour Hist.  Collections  of  Massachusetts). 

Henry  and  Daniel  Fisk  went  from  Watertown,  Mass.,  to  New  Medfield,  later 
called  Sturbridge,  Alass.,  and  commenced  a  settlement  on  what  is  now  called  Fisk- 
hill,  in  the  year  1731.  While  clearing  m  the  timber  one  day  they  heard  some  one 
chopping  on  the  other  side  of  the  Quinnebog  river.  They  did  not  know  of  any 
white  man  being  near  them,  so  they  went  to  the  bank  of  the  river  and  shouted 
until  a  man  replied  and  came  to  the  opposite  bank  and  said  his  name  was  Hyde. 
Daniel  Fisk  proposed  to  make  a  bridge  so  they  could  cross  over  and  become 
acquainted,  so  Fisk  and  Hyde  felled  a  tree  from  each  bank  of  the  river  and  the  tops 
locked  together  so  thnt  persons  could  cross,  for  a  number  of  years,  and  was  there- 
fore of  great  convenience  to  the  people.  When  high  water  came  this  bridge  would 
stir,  or  move  down  the  river,  therefore  when  they  named  the  town  they  named  it 
Sturbridge,  after  the  above  described  bri.dge.  Two  joining  towns  are  called  North- 
bridge  and  Southbridge.  The  Fisks  also  named  Fiskhill,  Fiskdale  and  Fiskfac- 
tories,  all  of  which  they  once  owned  and  occupied. 

Daniel  Fisk  kept  -i  record  of  Remarkable  Events,  and  in  that  book,  among 
others,  is  found:  Rcn-arcable  Dark  Day  May  19th  1780 — Baptist  Meeting  House 
raised  on  Fiskhill,  Sturbridge,  Mass.,  June  3d,  1784— Terrible  Huricane  Aug. 
23d  1786— Shase's  Insurection  in  Mass.  1787— Very  Hard  Frost  May  17,  1774- 
Remarcable  Total  Eclips  of  the  Sun  June  16,  1806— A  Terrible  Tornado  Sep'r  23, 
1815-^Cold  Summer  but  little  corn  1S16. 

He  d.  Mar.  15,  1778.  of  smallpox,  which  he  contracted  in  Boston  while  serving 
as  representative  of  his  town.  His  wid.  m.  2d,  Dec.  17,  1799.  Dea.  Samuel  Green, 
of  Leicester,  where  she  d.  July  2.  1810.  She  was  buried  in  S.  near  the  grave  o£ 
Dea.  Daniel.     Res.  Sturbridge,  Mass. 

1788.     i.         ANM-..  b.  May  9,  1744:  d.  Aug.  11.  T746. 


1189.  ii.       SARAH,   b.   Aug.    12,   1746;   m.    May.  5,   1774,   her  cousin,    Dea. 

Henry  Fiske,  Jr.  She  d.  Dec.  11,  1815.  He  d.  Dec.  10,  1815. 
Both  buried  the  same  daJ^ 

1190.  iii.      DANJEL,  b.  May  12,  1748;  m.  Ehzabeth  Morse. 

1191.  iv.       JOSHUA,  b.  Aug.  26,  1750;  d.  in  the  Rev.  army  in  1778. 

1 192.  V.        NATHAN,  b.  June  20.  1755;  d.  Aug.  25,  1756. 

1 193.  vi.       DELIVERENCE,   b.   July  31,    1757;   m.    1778,   Silas   Marsh,    of 

Sturbridge.     She  d.  Dec.  19,  1842. 

1 194.  vii.    JEMIMA,  b.  Nov.  22,  1760;  m.  Feb.  6.  1783,  Joshua  Harding,  Jr., 

of  Sturlaridge.  She  d.  Dec.  7,  1841.  A  son,  Daniel  Fiske,  gr. 
Brown  University  in  1809,  a  lawyer;  res.  Union,  Me. 

1195.  viii.    NATHAN,  b.  Apr.  4,  1762;  m.  Abigail  Lyon. 

1196.  ix.      LYDIA,  b.  Apr.  4,   1762;  m.   Feb.  6,    1783,  Oliver  Plimpton,  b. 

Sept.  7,  1758;  d.  Apr.  26,  1832,  a  corporal  in  Rev.  war.  She 
d.  Dec.  20.  1851,  the  oldest  person  in  S.  Both  received  pen- 

1 197.  X.       SUSANNAH,  b.  Feb.  6,  1764:  m.   1784  Capt.  Samuel  Newell,  a 

soldier  in  the  Rev.  war.  8  ch.,  one  Dolly,  b.  Dec.  25,  1788:  m. 
Hon.  William  Earned  Marcy.  He  was  born  Dec.  12.  1786,  in 
Southbridge,  Mass.,  and  died  in  JBallston  Spa.,  N.  Y.,  July  4, 
1857.  He  was  graduated  at  Brown  in  1808,  and  studied  law 
in  Troy,  N.  Y.  Was  later  admitted  to  the  bar  there  and  at 
once  began  the  practice  of  his  profession.  In  the  war  of  1812 
he  served  as  First  Lieutenant  and  achieved  distinction  by 
capturing  the  Canadian  forces,  being  the  first  prisoners  taken 
on  land,  and  their  flag  was  the  first  captured  in  the  war.  At 
the  close  of  the  war  he  had  attained  the  rank  of  Captain,  and 
returned  to  the  practice  of  the  law.  He  held  minor  political 
city  offices,  was  at  one  time  editor  of  the  "Troy  Budget."  In 
1821  he  was  appointed  Adj.  Gen.  of  the  State  Militia  by  Gov. 
Van  Buren.  In  1823  he  was  comptroller  of  the  State,  and  in 
1829  he  was  appointed  one  of  the  associate  justices  of  the  Su- 
preme Court  of  New  York.  One  of  the  most  important 
cases  before  him  was  the  trial  of  the  alleged  murderers  of 
William  Morgan,  of  anti-masonic  fame.  He  continued  on  the 
bench  until  1831,  when  he  was  elected  to  the  United  States 
Senate.  He  resigned  in  1833  to  become  Governor  of  the  State 
of  New  York,  which  office  he  held  for  three  terms,  imtil  1839. 
In  1840  he  was  appointed  bj'  President  Van  Buren  one  of  the 
commisssioners  to  decide  upon  the  claims  against  the  govern- 
ment of  Mexico.  Upon  the  election  of  James  K.  Polk  as  Pres- 
ident, he  was  appointed  Secretary  of  War,  which  position  he 
filled  with  great  credit  President  Pierce  selected  him  as  Sec- 
retary of  State.  At  the  close  of  Pierce's  administration  he 
returned  to  private  life,  and  four  months  afterward  he  was 
found  dead  one  evening  in  his  library  with  an  open  volume 
before  him.  Mr.  Marcy  had  the  reputation  of  being  a  shrewd 
politician  and  tactician,  and  probably  has  never  been  sur- 
passed in  this  respect  by  any  one  in  New  York  except  ^lartin 
Van  Buren.  He  was  regarded  among  his  countrjMnen  of  all 
parties  as  a  statesman  of  the  highest  order  of  administrative 
and  diplomatic  ability. 

1198.  xi.      HANNAH,  b.  Sept.  24.  1765:  m.  ]Mar.  27,  1789,  Samuel  Groves, 

of  Monson,  Mass.     She  d.  Dec,  1836. 

1 199.  xii.     REBECCA,  b.  Mar.  20,  1768:  m.  May  10.  1795,  John  Streeter,  and 

d.  in  Cambridge.  N.  Y. 

1200.  xiii.   AIIRIAM,  b.  Jan.  30,  1770:  m.  Salmon  Hebard. 

1201.  xiv.  KEZIA.  b.  Oct.  25,  1771:  m.  Sept.  29.  1792,  Gershom  Plimpton, 

Esq..  b.  Feb.  18.  17G8;  d.  Apr.  20,  1823.  She  d.  Oct.  8,  1808, 
leaving  5  sons  and  2  daus.  Their  eldest  son  was  Moses,  b.  Oct. 
17-  1795:  res.  Boston.  Ho  d.  Sept.  19,  1854,  from  injuries  re- 
ceived by  being  run  over  by  horses  attached  to  an  omnibus. 
He  had  =everal  children.     From  1816  to  1844  he  was  one  of  the 


























leading  men  in  Southbridge  and  largely  interested  in  the  wel- 
fare of  the  town. 

1202.  XV.     SAMUEL,  b.  Dec.  30,  1773;  m.  Sally  Lyon. 

1203.  xvi.    LOIS,  b.   Feb.  8,    1776;   m.  July  29,    1795,  Col.   Asa  Bacon,   of 

Charleston.     She  d.  Oct.  21,   1797,  s.  p. 

679.  HON.  SAMUEL  FISKE  (Nathan,  Nathan,  Nathan,  Nathaniel,  Wil- 
liam, Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Wat.  Feb.  16,  171 1;  m.  Mar. 
21,  1744,  Lydia  Bond,  b.  May  21,  1718,  dau.  of  Thomas.  He  was  representative 
1774-76  and  justice  of  the  peace  for  years;  selectman  1751-3-4-5-6-7-8-71-2.  Thomas 
Farrington  and  Samuel  Jones,  of  Boston,  were  admr.  of  his  estate.  He  d.  Apr, 
20,  1792;  res.  Watertown,  Mass. 

1204.  i.         LYDIA,  b.  June  21,  1747;  d.  1769. 
SARAH,  b.  Oct.  20,  1750. 
ELIZABETH,  b.  July  15,  1753. 
MARY,  b.  Mar.  15,  1755. 
LUCY,  b.  June  30,  1758;  d.  Aug.,  1758. 
SAMUEL,  b.  Oct.  19,  1762;  d.  1764. 
LUCRETIA,  b.  Sept.  15,  1764. 

682.  WILLIAM  FISK  (William,  Nathan,  Nathan,  Nathaniel,  William, 
Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  in  Watertown,  Mass.,  Apr.  20, 
1709;  m.  Willington,  Conn.,  Jan.  23,  1729,  Mary  Blancher,  d.  abt.  Jan.,  1744; 
m.  2d,  Mar.  6,  1744,  Eunice  Whitney.     He  d.  in  Conn.;  res.  Willington,  Conn. 

WILLIAM,  b.  Apr.  26,  1732;  m. . 

MARY,  b.  July  28,  1734. 
EUNICE,  b.  Mar.  29,  1737. 
SARAH,  b.  May  13,  1739. 
HANNAH,  b.  Mar.  26,  1740. 
NATHAN,  b.  Dec.  13.  1743. 
PETER,  b.  Dec.  24,  1745;  d.  Dec.  25,  1746. 
1218.    viii.  BENJAMIN,  b.  Aug.  19,  1748. 

683.  STEPHEN  FISK  (William,  Nathan,  Nathan,  Nathaniel,  William, 
Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Sept.  14,  1714;  bap.  Weston,  Mass., 
Apr.  17,  1715;  m.  at  Willington,  Conn.,  Aug.  5,  1742,  Prudence  Farley;  m.  2d, 
(published)  June  26,  1758,  Anna  (Bradish)  Green,  of  Hardwick.  He  was  bap- 
tized in  Weston,  Mass.,  with  his  brother.  His  father  and  his  mother,  whose 
maiden  name  was  Eunice  Jennings,  moved  to  Willington,  Conn.,  where  her 
brother,  Stephen  Jennings,  had  previously  located  on  a  large  tract  of  land. 
Stephen  married  his  first  wife  in  Connecticut,  and  resided  in  Willington,  where 
he  was  town  clerk  for  nine  years,  from  1744  to  1753  inclusive.  After  her  death 
he  married  a  second  wife  in  Hardwick,  Mass.,  and  located  in  Greenwich,  Mass., 
where  he  died.  He  resided  in  that  part  now  Enfield,  and  was  town  clerk  from 
1758  to  1763. 

Rev.  Lucius  R.  Paige,  of  Cambridgeport,  Mass.,  who  wrote  the  History  of 
Hardwick,  Mass.,  writes,  "on  page  386  of  that  work  it  is  suggested  that  Annie 
Green  may  have  been  the  widow  of  John  Green,  and  the  mother  of  two  children 
by  him."  John  Green  was  the  son  of  Thomas,  and  was  born  in  Shrewsbury,  Mass., 
Mar.  2,  1726.  He  m.  Anna  Bradish  Dec.  7,  1751.  She  was  b.  June  6,  1729,  the  dau. 
of  Dea.  James  and  Damaris  (Rice)  Bradish  (see  Conant  Genealogy,  -Hist,  of 
Hardwick  and  Hist,  of  Shrewsbury).  Stephen  and  his  second  wife  were  married 
in  Hardwick,  he  of  Greenwich  and  she  of  that  town  in  Worcester  County.  There 
is  a  tradition  in  the  family  that  Stephen's  widow  was  married  to  a  Mr.  Chase,  for 
her  second  husband.  This,  I  think,  is  incorrect,  for  at  Warwick,  Mass.,  Jan.  16, 
1770,  the  intention  of  marriage  of  Ezra  Conant  and  Anna  Fisk  (Stephen's  widow) 
was  published.     She  died  in  Vermont,  and  lived  to  be  nearly  100  years  old 

A  descendant  in  writing  of  her  says  this:  "My  grandfather  Fisks  Mother, 
died  in  Claremont  N.  H.  over  one  hundred  years  old.  Dont  know  the  date,  but 
have  heard  my  Father  say  so.  When  she  was  well  along  in  life,  and  a  widow,  she 
married  Mr  Chase  then  a  widower,  and  an  old  man  Father  of  Bishop  Philemon 
Chase,  Dudley  Chase,  U.  S.  Senator  from  Vt.  and  Ithamar  Chase,  who  was 
father  of  Salmon  B  Chase,  the  famous  member  of  Lincolns  Cabinet."  Ezra 
Conant  married  for  his  first  wife  in  Dudley,  Mass.,  Jan.  i.  1745,  Melicent  Newell, 
b.   Dec.    19,   1725,   d.  July,    1769.     He  married  Mrs.   Anna  Fisk  at  Warwick.     In 


1772  Anna  Conant,  formerly  Fisk,  guardian  of  Stephen  and  James  Fisk,  sons  of 
Stephen  Fisk,  late  of  Greenwich,  Mass.,  in  Hampshire  County,  petitions  to  sell 
land  of  her  late  husband.  (Cheshire  Co.  Court  Records,  Ezra  Conant,  Dec.  7, 

The  children  of  Ezra  and  Anna  were:  i,  Anna,  b.  May  26,  1771;  m.  Sept.  13, 
1791,  Charles  Conant,  at  Warwick,  Mass.  2,  Clark,  b.  June  23,  1773,  at  Warwick, 
Mass.  Anna  (Green)  (Fisk)  Conant,  when  very  old,  used  to  ride  from  Claremont, 
N.  H.,  horseback,  some  50  or  60  miles,  to  East  Randolph,  to  visit  her  son  Stephen, 
and  always  before  going  home  again  used  to  ride  on  horseback  also  three  or  four 
miles  up  to  Randolph  Centre  Village,  to  see  Dudley  Chase,  who  lived  there.  Dud- 
ley was  uncle  to  Judge  Salmon  P.  Chase.  Another  brother  of  Dudley's  was  70  years 
ago,  or  more,  an  Episcopal  clergyman,  Philemon,  having  a  little  wooden  church, 
quite  secluded,  on  the  edge  of  the  town  of  Bethel,  some  three  miles  up  stream 
toward  West  Randolph,  from  Bethel  Village.  This  Philemon  Chase  became  first 
Episcopal  bishop  of  Ohio.  With  him  in  Ohio  lived  for  awhile  his  afterward 
famous  nephew,  when  a  boy,  Salmon  P. 

The  Hampshire,  Mass.,  probate  records  show  that  April  7,  1767,  Capt  Jeremiah 
Powers  was  appointed  guardian  of  Rufus  Fisk  a  minor  under  14  years,  on  July 
7,  1767,  said  Powers  resigned  his  trust  for  the  reason  that  said  Rufus  was  living 
in  the  Colony  of  Connecticut,  on  the  7th  of  April  1767  said  Powers  was  ap- 
pointed guardian  of  Olive  Fisk  and  Mary  Fisk  minors  over  14  years  old,  and 
on  the  6  of  November  1764  Anna  Fisk  was  appointed  guardian  of  Stephen  Fisk 
and  James  Fisk  minors  under  the  age  of  14  years  all  said  minors  are  children  of 
Stephen  Fisk. 

Stephen's  Will. — In  the  name  of  God  Amen.  August  ye  17th  Anno.  Dom  1764, 
I  Stephen  Fisk  of  Greenwich  in  the  County  of  Hampshire,  Yeoman  of  sound  mind 
memory  thanks  be  given  to  God  tho  very  sick  and  weak,  and  calling  to  minde 
the  mortality  of  my  Body  Knowing  it  is  appinted  for  all  men  once  to  Dy.  Do 
make  and  ordain  this  my  Laste  will  and  testament  that  is  to  Say  principly  and 
first  of  all.  I,  Give  and  Reccomend  my  Soul  into  the  hands  of  God  that  Gave  it, 
my  Body  I  reccomend  to  the  earth  to  Be  Buried  in  Decent  Christian  Burial  at  the 
Discrsn  of  my  executrix  not  Doubting  But  that  I  shall  Receive  the  same  again 
By  the  almighty  power  of  God  at  the  General  Ressurrection,  and  as  touching 
Such  Worldly  Eestate  wherewith  it  hath  pleased  God  to  Bless  me  in  this  World. 
I  give  Devise  and  Dispse  of  the  Same  in  manner  and  forme  folloing: 

Imprimis I  give  and  Bequeeth  to  my  Belovid  wife  Anna  the  one  third 

pait  of  all  my  Estate  Both  Real  and  Personal,  whome  I  Do  also  hereby  appoint 
Sole  Heir  and  Executrix  of  this  my  last  will  and  testament. 


I  Give  and  Bequeathe  to  my  three  Belovid  Sons,  Rufus  Stephen  and  James 
two  thirds  of  the  Remaining  Part  of  my  estate,  to  Be  Equilly  Divided  Between 
Them,  when  they  arrive  to  ful  age. 


I  Give  and  Bequeath  to  my  three  Belovid  Daughters  Prudence,  Olive,  and 
Mary  the  Remaining  third  part  of  my  Estate  when  they  arrive  to  full  age.  After 
Debts  and  Funeral  Charges  are  Subducted  out  of  my  estate  which  I  Do  Give  and 
Bequeath  to  all  my  belovid  Children  aforesaid;  and  I  Do  hereby  utterly  Revoke 
Disannul  and  make  void  all  and  every  other  will  and  testament  of  what  name  or 
nature  soever;  Ratyfying  and  Confirming  this  and  no  other. 

In  witness  whereof  I,  have  hereunto  Set  my  hand  and  Seal  the  Day  and  Date 
above  written 

Stephen  Fisk.        [Seal.] 

Signed  Sealed  Published  and  pronounced  and  Declaried  as  the  Last  will  and 
testament  of  the  said  Stephen  Fisk  in  presence  of 

Nathan  Fisk. 
Nathan  Fisk  Jr. 
Josiah  Fisk. 

Here  followeth  an  Inventory  of  all  the  Estate  both  Real  &  Personal  of  Ste- 
phen Fisk  of  Greenwich  Lately  Deceased  as  shown  by  Anna  Fisk  Administratrix 
and  Prized  by  us  as  the  Subscribers  (Viz)  Tne  r'^ome  Lot  about  10  acres  with  No 
27,  2d  Division 




50  acres  adjoining  in  the 
west    end     of    the     said 

Home  Lot 166 

To  about  20  acres  of  land 
adjoining  on  the  south- 
east corner  of  the  home 
lot  being  Part  of  the  Lot 
No    S7>   2d   Division 

To  about  30  acres  of  land 
Lying  to  the  North  East 
corner  of  the  sd  home 
lot  origanely  laid  out  to 

Nathan  Fisk 6 

To  ten  calves i 

"  Two   Oxen 9 

One  Brass  Ketel i 

*  "  Fire  sh'el  &  Tongs. ...  0 

*  "     "       "■              ••        0 

a  frying  Pan o 

One  fire  lock 0 

"  Sadie  &  Bridle. o 

The    wearing    clothing    of 

the  Deceased 3 

Sunday   shoes o 

*  Axes o 

an  Iron  bar o 

one  cart  and  wheels 2 

Plows  &  * I 

one  Pick  Fork 0 

one  Muck  fork 0 

one  Galon  Botel 0 

one   Sith 0 

6  Bushels  of  Rye o 

3  Bushels  of  Wheat 0 

harrow  teath o 

*  a  damaged  lot  of  hay. ...  7 

*  three  beds  &  the  furne- 
ture    10 

one  table  Cloth 0 

Indigo  * o 

*  o 

10  Pound  of  hops 0 

a  Great  Wheel o 

a  dry  Hogsed o 

Meal  0 

2  Meal  bags o 

one  chest i 

Wedges  &  Rings o 

one  chest o 

one  table 0 

one  cheese  Press o 

one  clevis  &  Pin 0 

two   Sithes 0 

one  chain o 

*  a  sith  tallon 0 

Knives   &  forks o 

one  hammer o 

7  Chairs 3 

3  Cows 9 

one  hefer  * 2 

fifteen    Sheep 4 
































































































£      s      d 

one    Mare 6     10      0 

one  Swine o     12      o 

William  Fisk  Note 16     14      9 

John  Bradish  Note 4     15      9 

John  Bradish  Note 346 

Nathan  Fisk  bond 17      9  113 

Nathan  Fisk  Note 963 

Indian  Corn  16  bushels 228 

3  Picks  of  Beans  &  Pees...  030 

a  churn o       i      6 

one  Lanthorne 030 

*  Enk  horse 008 

*  for  Bolts o      8      4 

Potatoes   o     12      o 

*  to  a  Pare  of  Fetorch o      3      o 

Meal  Troves o      2      o 

Sole  Leather 030 

a  looking  Glass 036 

Glass  hotels 060 

an  Iron  Goose 028 

Puter  I       4      o 

Cofee  Pot  &  Funel 010 

Pepper  box  &  Grater 0      o      4 

Wooden  Plators o      0      2 

Wooden  Plates 016 

Dish   o      o      6 

6  Traps 050 

Earthan  Jars 016 

2  Trowels o      6      8 

one  Iron  Pot o      3      o 

one  Iron  Ketle 050 

Monny  in  hand 0     16      o 

To  14  books o      9      8 

Batemonds  drops 090 

1  Loam  &  Sucklen i     14      8 

14  Pounds  of  Tallow o      7      o 

To  Pork I     12      o 

To  Beef i     13      o 

Sope 0      4      9 

Sadel    Bages o      6      8 

Warmming  Pan  &  Skilet..  050 

horse  chanes 080 

a  Tub  of  Butter i       7      6 

Oats  I      o      o 

Sives 0      3      8 

3  Tabels 026 

one  cow  Hide o      7      8 

one  Note  against  William 

Rogers  o      2      o 

one  Box  iron o       i       6 

2  tubs o      2      o 

6  yards  all  wool  cloth  4s  5d 

per  yd i       7      o 

one    Pue    in    the    meeting 

house  ; 3      4      0 

Joseph  Hinds  accompt 080 

Greenwich  Dated  November  19th  1764 
Benjamin  Cooley 
Abr'm  Gibbs  i 

Wm  Rogers 


He  d.  Oct.  20,  1764;  res.  Willington,  Conn.,  and  Greenwich,  Mass. 

1219.  i.  PRUDENCE,  b.  Sept.  4,  1745. 

1220.  ii.  OLIVE,  b.  Aug.  4,   1747. 

1221.  iii.  MARY,  b.   Oct.   22,    1749. 

1222.  iv.  RUFUS.  b.  Mar.  28,  1752;  m.  Dorcas  Gleason. 

1223.  V.  STEPHEN,  b.  Apr.  7,  1759;  m.  Esther  Clark. 

1224.  vi.  JAMES,  b.  Oct.  4,  1763;  m.  Priscilla  West. 
I224j/.vii.  HANNAH,  b.    1764. 

685.  NATHAN  FISK  (WilUam,  Nathan,  Nathan,  Nathaniel,  William,  Rob- 
ert, Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Willington,  Conn.,  Feb.  13,  1722;  m. 
there  Feb.  14,  1743,  Eleanor  Whitney.  He  was  a  farmer.  He  was  born  in  Wil- 
lington, Conn.,  to  which  his  parents  had  removed  at  an  early  day.  He  married 
his  wife  there,  and  in  1748  moved  to  Greenwich,  Mass.  He  was  a  farmer  all  his 
life.  He  resided  in  that  part  afterward  incorporated  as  Enfield,  and  was  town 
clerk  from  1743  to  1758.     Res.  Willington,  Conn.,  and  Greenwich,   Mass. 

1225.  i.        JOSIAH,  b.  Feb.  8,  1745;  m.«  Elizabeth  Morse. 

1226.  ii.        NATHAN,  b.  Apr.  17,  1744;  m.  Ruth  Burt. 

1227.  iii.       OLIVER,  b.  June  13,  1750;  d.  Nov.  3,  1750. 

1228.  iv.        EXPERIANS,   b.   Nov.   19,   1751;  m.   Mary  Earl.     They  res.   in 

Westminster,  Vt.  They  subsequently  resided  in  Brookfield, 
Vt.  One  of  their  children  was  Artemas,  who  married  Cath- 
erine Colt.  He  died  in  Brookfield,  Feb.  28,  1872.  They  had 
I,  Almira,  who  d.  June  8,  1894;  2,  Edward  E.,  who  d.  Oct.  2, 
1870;  3,  Sophia,  m.  Jan.,  1867,  Joseph  Gecrge  Colt;  4,  Rox- 
anna,  m.  Nov.  29,  1866,  John  Lamson. 
1222.     V.        MIRIAM,  b.   Apr.  8,    1758. 

1230.  vi.       LURANA,  b.  May  13,  1759. 

1231.  vii.      EUNICE,  b.  June  26,  1762. 

1232.  viii.    STEPHEN,  b.  Jan.  26,   1747;  m. . 

1233.  ix.       DINAH,  b.  Jan.  26,  1747. 

1233^4. X.        SYLVANUS,   b.  .     He  d.,   unm.,   of  wounds  received  in 

Battle  at  Guilford,  Vt.,  at  the  time  of  the  trouble  with  New 
York  State. 
689.  ASA  FISKE  (Nathaniel,  Nathaniel,  Nathan,  Nathaniel,  William,  Rob- 
ert, Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Sherburne,  Mass.,  Feb.  22,  1708;  m. 
Jan.  30,  1734,  Lois  Leland,  b.  1714,  dau.  of  Timothy.  She  made  her  will  Mar.  3, 
1775;  proved  Feb.  25,  1801.  His  will  is  dated  Nov.  6,  1770,  and  proved  Jan.  8, 
1781.  In  it  he  is  styled  gentleman,  ''Being  very  weak  in  body"  etc.  He  gave 
his  wife  Lois,  one-third  of  his  estate.     He  d.  1781 ;  res.  Holliston,  Mass. 

1234.  i.         ABEL.  b.  1743;  m.  Mehitable  Rix;  res.  Medway. 

1235.  ii.        AARON,  b.  Mar.  13,  1748:  m.  Tabatha  Metcalf. 

1236.  iii.       ASA,  b.  Sept.  3,  1746;  m.   Mercy  Jones. 

1237.  iv.       ABNER,  b.  1754;  m.  Molly  Grant;  res.  Lee,  Oneida  Co.,  N.  Y. 

1238.  V.        LYDIA.  b.  1738;  m.  Burbank;  res.  Holl. 

1239.  vi.       HULDAH,  b.  1740;  m.  Caleb  Clallin;  res.  Hop. 

1240.  vii.       LOIS,  b.   1751;  m.   Amariah   Marsh  of  Pawtucket,   R.   I.     They 

were  the  ancestors  of  Mrs.  Edward  F.  Jones  of  Binghampton, 

N.  Y.,  wife  of  Ex-Lieut.  Gov.  Jones. 
691.  HON.  MOSES  FISKE  (Nathaniel,  Nathaniel,  Nathan,  Nathaniel, 
William,  Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Sherburne,  Mass.,  Jan.  29, 
1713;  m.  in  Needham,  Apr.  11,  1745,  Mehitable  Broad,  d.  Feb.  13,  1773.  He  was 
born  in  Sherburne,  but  soon  before  marriage,  probably  about  1740,  he  moved  to 
Needham,  and  was  married  there.  Later  he  moved  to  Natick,  where  he  after- 
ward resided  and  was  a  prominent  citizen.  He  held  the  ofifice  of  selectman  and 
was  a  deputy  to  the  General  Court.  Late  in  life  he  resided  in  Needham  and  died 
there.     He  d.  Feb.  18,  1770;  res.  Natick  and  Needham,  Mass. 

1241.  i.         MOSES,   b.    Natick,    1746;    m.    Rebecca   Clark  and   Mrs.    Sarah 


JOSHUA,  b.  ;  m.  Martha  Smith. 

ENOCH,  b.  — ;  m.  Sarah  Bacon. 
ELIJAH,  b.   Sept.   14,    1753;  m.   Elizabeth  Binney. 
HEZEKIAH,  b.  Dec.  6,  1756:  d.  Apr.  24,  1757. 
SARAH,  b.  — ;  m.  . 












695.  JOHN  FISKE  (John,  Nathaniel,  Nathan,  Nathaniel,  William,  Robert, 
Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Sherburne,  May  8,  1709;  m.  Sept.  21,  1731, 
Abigail  (Leland)  Babcock,  d.  Mar.  7,  1761.  She  was  the  widow  of  Ebenezer  Bab- 
cock,  and  seems  to  have  lived  on  or  near  the  farm  of  her  late  husband  at  West 
Sherburn,  where  the  heirs  of  the  late  William  Leland  (a  gunsmith)  now  reside. 
Abigail  Leland  was  a  great-granddaughter  of  her  grandaunt  (by  marriage),  the 
wife  of  Henry  Leland,  Sr.,  of  Sherborn  (Ma,rgaret  Babcock),  and  great-grand- 
daughter of  Robert  Babcock  of  Dorchester,  who  was  born  158 —  in  Essex  County, 
England,  and  removed  with  the  Pilgrims  to  Holland,  and  came  in  the  ship 
"Anne"  in  1623  to  Plymouth,  Mass.  John  Fiske  died  of  what  was  known  in  those 
days  as  the  "great  HoUiston  fever."  He  had  to  go  to  Boston  on  business  for  the 
town  and  was  taken  ill  and  died  quite  suddenly  on  his  return  home. 

John  Fisk  of  Sherburne  Inv  of  his  estate  Mar.  12,  1754  £820  David  his  eldest 
son  the  adm'r  rendered  an  acct  of  his  adm'n  Mar  17  1755  when  the  est  owed  an 
Isaac  Fisk  Guardian  of  the  following  children  app'd  June  10  1754  viz:  Jonas  who 
was  then  under  14  years  of  age  and  Amos,  John  &  Joel  who  were  all  over  14 
32:247  and  35:356. 

He  d.  Jan.  3,  1754;  res.  Sherburne,  Mass. 

1247.  i.         DAVID,  b.  Apr.  16,  1732;  m.  Sarah  Bullard. 

1248.  ii.        AMOS,  b.  Mar.  5,  1735;  m.  Anne  Bryant. 

1249.  iii.      JOHN,  b.  Mar,  16,  1738;  m.  Sarah  Hill  and  Abigail . 

1250.  iv.       JOEL,  b.  Apr.  22,  1740;  m.  Ruth  Reed  and  res.  in  Cambridge, 


1251.  v.        JONAS,  b.  Feb.  4,  1742;  m.  Mary  Hill. 

1252.  vi.       MARTHA,  b.  Jan.  5,  1749;  d.  Nov.  19,  1750. 

1253.  vii.      HANNAH,   b.  Jan.   24,    1734;   m.  Fairbanks   and   Caleb 


1254.  viii.    SALLY,  b. ;  d.,  unm.,  July  8,  1780. 

697.  ISAAC  FISKE  (John,  Nathaniel,  Nathan,  Nathaniel,  William,  Robert, 
Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Sherburne,  Apr.  24,  1714;  m.  Nov.  11,  1736, 
Hannah  Haven,  b.  June  10,  1716,  dau.  of  Richard  and  Lydia  (Whitney)  Haven, 
of  Fram,,  d.  Feb.  21,  1800.  He  was  born  in  Sherburne  and  was  a  weaver  by  trade. 
He  resided  first  at  Worcester  and  later  at  Framingham,  first  near  Addison  Dad- 
mun's,  after  at  Guinea  end,  and  later  on  the  Richard  Fiske  place.  After  his  mar- 
riage for  many  years  his  wife  taught  school.  His  will  is  dated  Aug.  24,  1789,  and 
proved  Mar.  17,  1800.  He  d.  Dec.  22,  1799;  res.  Worcester  and  Framingham, 

1255.  i.        ISAAC,  b.  1736;  m.  Esther  Mann. 

1256.  ii.       HANNAH,  b.  Mar.  27,  1739;  m.  Dea.  Everett  of  Attleboro.  Ch. : 

I,  Samuel;  2,  Hannah;  3  and  4,  twins,  Paul  and  Silas;  S,  Gil- 
bert, and  other  daus. 

1257.  iii.      JOHN,  b.  Aug.  9,  1741;  m.  Abigail  How. 

1258.  iv.       RICHARD,  b.  (town  records,  Nov.  28,  1743,)  Feb.  25,  1750;  m. 

Zebiah  Pond. 

1259.  V.        DANIEL,  b.  1751;  m.  Sukey  Thurston  and  Alice  Davis. 

1260.  vi.       MOSES,  b.  ;  d.  young. 

1261.  vii.      LYDIA,   b.   Oct.  25,   1753;   m.   in   Hop.,   1779,   Major  Lawscn 

Nurse  of  Fram.     She  d.  before  1799,  for  he  then  m.  2d,  Lydia 

Eaton.     Ch.:  i,  Nathan,  b.  Mar.   13,  1780;  m.  Esther  ; 

res.  Thomaston.  2,  Lawson,  b.  Dec.  15,  17S1,  a  physician;  res. 
Templeton,  Mass.,  and  Sparta,  Tenn.,  where  he  d.  unm.  3, 
Nancy,  b.  Mar.  21,  1784.  4,  Fortunatus,  d.  Feb.  25,  1816.  5, 
Betsey,  d.  young.  6,  Martha,  d.  ae.  18.  7,  Sophia,  m.  Peter 
Brewer  of  Southbridge. 

1262.  viii,    MOSES,  b.  July  12,  1755;  m.  Betsey  Bullard. 

700.  PETER  FISKE  (John,  Nathaniel,  Nathan,  Nathaniel,  William,  Rob- 
ert, Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Sherburne,  Mar.  12,  1723;  m.  in  Graf- 
ton Nov.  15,  1758,  Sarah  Perry  of  Grafton,  Mass.     Res.  Grafton  and  Warwick, 

1263.  i.        PETER,  b.  July  i,  1758;  d.  July  2,  1758. 

1264.  ii.       MOSES,  b.  June  11,  1760;  m. . 

1265.  iii.      NATHANIEL,  b.  July  16,  1762;  rev.  to  Tennessee. 
















1266.  iv.       PETER,  b.    Dec.   5,    1764;   rev.  to  Tennessee. 

1267.  V.        SARAH,  b.  Feb.  i,  1768;  m.  Jeduthan  Willcox;  res.  Orford,  N. 

H.     Leonard,  one  of  his  sons,  was  one  of  the  judges  of  the 
Supreme  court  of  N.   H.     He  d.  in  1850. 

1268.  vi.       JOHN,  b.  Oct.  26,  1770;  m.  Elizabeth  Mellen. 

708.  ASA  FISKE  (Bezaleel,  Jonathan,  David,  David,  David,  Jeffrey,  Rob- 
ert, Simon,  Simon,  WilHam,  Symond),  b.  Holden,  Mass.,  Oct.  7,  1764;  m.  there 
Oct.  4,  1787,  Dolly  Warren,  b.  1764,  d.  Dublin,  N.  H.,  Aug.  6,  1818.  He  was  a 
farmer,  was  born  in  Holden,  married  there,  and  about  1789  moved  to  Rutland, 
Mass.,  and  later  in  1801  to  Dublin,  N.  H.,  where  he  continued  to  reside  until  his 
death.     He  d.  July  2,  1829;  res.  Holden  and  Rutland,  Mass.,  and  Dublin,  N.  H. 

1269.  i.        LUCY,  b.  Aug.  9,  1788.- 

PARKER,  b.  ;  d.  young. 

BOY,  b.  ;  d.  young. 

BOY,  b.  ;   d.  young. 

PARKER,  b.  in  1793;  m.  Mary  B.  Priest. 


DANIEL,  b.  June  18,  1798;  m.  Esther  Eaton. 

DORYTH'A,  b.  . 

709.  NAHUM  FISKE  (Bezaleel,  Jonathan,  David,  David,  David,  Jeffrey, 
Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Holden,  Mass.,  May  11,  1762;  m. 
there  July  7,  1785,  Sally  Gay,  d.  1801.     He  d.  Oct.  26,  1803;  res.  Holden,  Mass. 

1277.  i.  SALLY,  b.  Oct.  17,  1786;  m.  James  Pierce.  They  res.  in  Boyls- 
ton,  Mass.  She  d.  1871.  Ch.:  James  Reed,  b.  1815;  d.  Nov.,  1876; 
m.  Maria  Stowell,  b.  1825,  d.  Oct.,  1871;  three  ch.    Jarvis,  unm. 

Lyman,  b.  ;  d.  Feb.,  1884;  m.  Louisa  Vinton,  b.  , 

d.  1884.  Abbie,  b.  1825;  d.  June,  1893;  m.  Otis  Knight,  d.  dur- 
ing the  war.  Nanc}-,  unm.  Charles  F.,  m.  Hannah  F.  Carpen- 
127,8.  ii.  BETSEY,  b.  Sept.  11,  1787;  m.  William  Woods.  She  d.  1865. 
They  res.  in  Rutland,  Mass.  Ch.:  Loring  m.  Mary  We])b. 
Rev. ;  res.  New  Braintree,  Mass.     James. 

ISAAC,  b.  May  27,  1789;  m. Davis. 

BAZELEEL,  b.  July  9,  1791;  m.  Mary  Rice. 

ABNER,  b.  Dec.  27,  1793;  m.  Mary  Rice. 

LEONARD,  b.  Dec.  19,  I795;  m-  and  d.  1866. 

NANCY,  b.  May  4,  1798;  m.  Oct.  13,  1819,  Jonathan  Wentworth 
of  Newmarket.  N.  Y.,  b.  Jan.,  1793;  drowned  in  Penobscot 
river,  Maine,  July  9,  1834;  m.  2d,  Apr.  5,  1835,  George  Den- 
nison.  She  d.  Dec.  i,  1879.  i,  Charles  A.,  b.  Mar.  15,  1821; 
d.  Mar.  29,  1854,  unm.  2,  John  F.,  b.  Oct.  31,  1822;  d.  at  sea, 
Jan.,  1848.  3,  Nancy  Maria,  b.  Sept.  27,  1825;  m.  Isaiah  Dun- 
ster  Russell,  of  Mason,  N.  H.,  b.  Aug.,  1820;  d.  Jan.,  1887. 
They  res.  Worcester,  where  he  was  a  merchant.  Ch. :  Ad- 
dison C,  b.  Feb.  7,  1847;  d.  Aug.  10,  1851.  Charles  Addison, 
b.  Mar.  2,  1852;  m.  Ella  Frances  Sayles,  of  Conn.  Ch. :  i, 
Sabin  S.,  b.  Oct.  23,  1883;  2.  Deborah,  b.  Feb.  28,  1889.  He 
was  born  in  Worcester,  fitted  for  college  at  the  public  schools 
in  that  city,  and  was  graduated  at  Yale  College.  For  some 
time  he  was  editor  of  one  of  the  papers  in  his  native  city. 
Shortly  after  his  marriage  he  was  elected  to  congress  as  re- 
publican representative  from  the  Killingly,  Conn.,  district, 
embracing  the  counties  of  Windham  and  New  London,  and 
has  been  repeatedly  re-elected  ever  since,  which  shows  the 
confidence  and  esteem  in  which  he  is  held  by  his  constituents. 
Annie  Maria,  b.  Aug.  10,  1864;  m.  Charles  Marble;  res.  Wor- 
cester. 4,  George  F.,  b.  Aug.  11,  1830;  d.  1834.  5,  Frances  E., 
b.  Jan.  9,  1833;  d.  July  i,  1875;  m-  Chas.  Campbell.  6,  George, 
b.  1836;  m.  Carrie  Blanchard  of  N.  H.;  res.  Worcester.  7,  Mary 
Jane,  b.  1838;  m.  Curtis  Robinson.  8,  Saphira,  b.  1840;  m. 
Harry  Richardson.  9,  Martha  S. 
1284.  viii.  CHARLES,  b.  June  19,  1800:  d.  1801. 












710.  SAMUEL  FISK  (Samuel,  Jonathan,  David,  David,  David,  Jeffrey, 
Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Sherborn,  Mass.,  Feb.  8,  1762;  m. 
Dolly  Gleason,  of  Hubbardston,  dau.  of  Bezaleel  Gleason,  formerly  of  Worcester; 

d.  1799;  buried  in ;  m.  2d,  Mrs.  Lydia  (Brooks)  Stone.     Samuel  Fisk  came 

to  Barre,  Mass.,  with  his  parents  and  a  brother  and  sister,  Jason  and  Hepzibath. 
The  parents  died,  also  the  sister,  who  was  single.  The  farm  was  divided  between 
Jason  and  Samuel.  They  both  married,  and  brought  up  their  respective  families 
on  the  place.     He  d.  Jan.  26,  1832;  res.  Barre,  Mass. 

1285.  i.         SEWALL,  b.  Dec.  17,  1788;  m.  Sally  Norcross  Smith. 

1286.  vi.       SAMUEL,  b.  in  1797;  m.  Maria  Williams,  Lucy  B.  Allen  and 

1287.  iv.  HARVEY,  b.  Dec.  18,  1792;  m.  Lydia  Hastings. 

1288.  viii.  LEVI,  b.  Sept.  4,  1806;  m.  Susan  G.  Felker. 

1289.  V.  LYMAN,  b.  May  2,  1794;  d.  in  Barre,  Mar.  22,  1814. 

1290.  ii.  DOLLIE,  b.  1798;  d.  infancy. 

1291.  iii.  GARDNER,  b.  Dec.  17,  1790;  d.  ae.  10. 

1292.  vii.  ROXANNA,  b.  1804;  d.  unm.  1846. 

1293.  ix.  SARAH,   b.    1808;    d.    unm. 

711.  JASON  FISK  (Samuel,  Jonathan,  David,  David,  David,  Jeffrey,  Rob- 
ert, Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Sherborn,  Mass.,  Sept.  i,  1754;  ni-  Eliz- 
abeth   .     Jason  was  born  in  Barre,   and  always  resided  there.     Worcester 

Register  of  Deeds,  Vol  105  page  182  Nov.  8  1783.  Jason  Fisk  of  Barre  for  23  £ 
sells  to  Samuel  Fisk  Jr  of  Barre,  Yoeman  part  of  the  Great  Farm  No  2  in  Barre, 
I2j^  acres.  Vol  217  p.  455  April  28  1818  Jason  Fisk  of  Barre,  Yoeman,  for  $15 
sells  to  Samuel  Fisk  of  Barre  23  rods.     Res.  Barre,  Mass.  • 

1294.  i.        HANNAH,  b.  Mar.  30,  1783;  m. King;  res.  Homer,  N.  Y. 

They  had  ch.,  but  all  died  young. 

1295.  ii.       JOHN,  b. ;  m. Fiske,  his  cousin.     He  was  a  farmer; 

res.  Barre,  Mass.,  and  d.  s.  p.  about  1825,  ae.  40. 

1296.  iii.      JOEL,  b.  ;  m.,  and  had  children,  and  res.  in  Ohio. 

718.  DAVID  FISKE  (David,  Jonathan,  David,  David,  David,  Jeffrey,  Rob- 
ert, Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Holden,  Mass.,  July  19,  1761;  m.  there 
July  II,  1782,  Naomi  Winch.  She  m.  2d,  May  4,  1797,  Asa  Greenwood  of  H.  The 
inventory  of  his  estate  was  probated  Aug.  20,  1794.  His  widow  Naomi  was  admr. 
He  d.  1794;  res.  Holden,  Mass. 

1297.  i.        BETSEY,  b.  Dec.  12,  1782;  d.  Apr.  16,  1783. 

1298.  ii.       SAMUEL,  b.  Sept.  4,  1784;  m. . 

1299.  iii.      JOHN,  b.  Oct.  24,  1786. 

1300.  iv.       RUTH,  b.  Feb.  i,  1790. 

730.  SERGT.  ROBERT  FISK  (Robert,  Robert,  David,  David,  David,  Jeffrey, 
Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  in  Lexington,  Mass.,  in  1758;  m. 

near  Poughkeepsie,  in  Dutchess  County,  N.  Y.      Elizabeth ,  b.  1750,  d.  1849. 

He  was  a  soldier  in  the  Revolutionary  Army.  After  the  war  he  resided  in  Dutch- 
ess County,  New  York,  and  there  married  a  wife  who  was  born  in  Holland.  She 
died  in  1849  ae.  99.  She  drew  a  pension  from  the  United  States  as  the  widow  of 
Robert  Fisk,  a  Revolutionary  soldier.  The  pension  was  obtained  in  1843-4  and 
continued  until  her  death.  Their  oldest  child  was  Abraham.  From  the  Bureau 
of  Pensions  at  Washington,  D.  C,  it  is  ascertained  that  Robert  Fisk  was  a  sol- 
dier of  the  Revolutionary  War,  and  he  made  an  application  for  pension  on  June  8, 
1819,  at  which  time  he  was  residing  in  Pope  County,  111.,  and  sixty-one  years  of 
age,  and  his  pension  was  allowed  for  eight  years  and  one  month's  actual  service 
as  a  sergeant  in  the  Massachusetts  troops,  Revolutionary  War;  a  part  of  the  time 
he  served  under  Capt.  North  and  Col.  Greaton.  Place  of  enlistment  not  stated. 
His  widow,  Elizabeth,  made  application  and  received  a  pension  for  the  service  of 
her  husband  as  above  set  forth.  He  d.  in  Illinois  or  Kentucky;  res.  Dutchess 
County,  New  York. 

1301.  i.        ABRAHAM,   b.   about   1780;   m.   and   Artimitia 

1302.  ii.       HENRY  A.,  b.  about  1778;  m.  Susanna  Wiley. 

1303.  iii.      PROBABLY  OTHERS. 











1 3 10. 


731.  DR.  DAVID  FISKE  (Robert,  Robert,  David,  David,  David,  Jeffrey,  Rob- 
ert Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Lexington,  Nov.  23,  1760;  m.  Abigail 
Harrington,  dau.  of  Robert  and  Abigail  (Mason),  b.  Aug.  9,  1754.  He  was  a  physi- 
cian and  resided  at  the  corner  of  Elm  avenue  .and  Bedford  street  which  place  con- 
sisting of  a  house  and  an  acre  of  land  he  bought  of  Mrs.  Ruth  Harrington  in  1777. 
At  his  death  he  was  buried  by  the  Masonic  order.  "I  will  say  in  regard  to  my  great- 
grandfather, the  last  Dr.  David  Fisk,  that  he  was  the  only  doctor  the  Americans 
had  at  the  battle  of  Lexington,  and  that  his  brother-in-law,  young  Harrington, 
was  the  first  one  killed  in  that  battle."  M.  M.  Fisk,  39  Bowdoin  street,  Boston, 
Mass.     He  d.  Nov.  20,  1803;  res.  Lexington,  Mass. 

ROBERT,  b.  in  1780;  m.  Sally  Robbins. 

ABIGAIL,  b.  ;  d.  young. 

BETSEY,  b;  Oct.  17,  1782;  m.  Nov.  29,  1810,  Joseph  Newell,  of 
New  Ipswich,  N.  H. 

JOHN,  b.  Jan.  22,  1789;  m.  Lydia  Pierce. 

MARY,   b.  ;   d.  young. 

CHLOE,  b.  ;  scalded  to  death  Feb.  16,  1794. 

PETER,  b.  . 

735.  DR.  JOSEPH  FISKE  (Joseph,  Robert,  David,  David,  Jeffrey,  Robert, 
Simon,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Lexington,  Dec.  25,  1752;  m.  July  31, 
1794,  Elizabeth  Stone,  b.  Nov.  13,  1770,  d.  Mar.  6,  1842.  He  was  a  young  man  at 
the  battle  of  Lexington,  not  quite  twenty-three  years  of  age.  He  assisted  his 
father  who  was  also  a  doctor  and  whose  name  was  the  same,  to  dress  the  wounded 
soldiers  on  that  day.  He  studied  medicine  and  surgery  with  his  father,  and  in 
later  years  with  Dr.  John  Warren  and  his  son,  Surgeon  J.  C.  Warren.  He  was  led 
by  his  patriotic  spirit  to  accept  the  commission  of  surgeon's  mate  in  Col.  Vose  in 
the  First  Massachusetts  of  Foot  in  1777.  He  was  made  full  surgeon  Apr.  17,  1779, 
and  served  in  the  Continental  army  seven  years.  He  was  present  at  the  surrender 
of  Burgoyne  in  1777  and  of  Cornwallis  in  1781,  and  of  other  intermediate  battles. 
Rev.  A.  B.  Muzzey  in  his  "Reminiscences  of  Men  of  the  Revolution,"  speaks  of 
him:  "He  was  frequently  at  my  father's  house  and  was  very  agreeable.  I  drank 
in  greedily  his  accounts  given  to  my  grandfather,  who  was  with  him  in  the  com- 
pany of  Capt.  John  Parker  Apr.  19,  1775,  and  of  his  experience  as  a  surgeon  in 
the  army.  It  was  a  time  when  all  shared  in  the  common  privations.  Gen.  Wash- 
ington would  sit  down  with  his  highest  officers  to  a  small  piece  of  beef  with  a  few 
potatoes  and  some  hard  bread — a  single  dish  of  wood  or  pewter  sufficed  for  a  mess, 
with  a  horn  spoon  and  tumbler  passed  around,  and  the  knife  was  carried  in  the 
pocket.  Sugar,  tea  and  coffee  were  unknown  luxuries,  and  if  a  ration  of  rum  was 
given  out — this  was  in  the  dead  of  winter — the  question  would  be  raised  "Shall  we 
drink  it  or  put  it  in  our  shoes  to  keep  our  feet  from  freezing?"  During  the  pur- 
suit of  Cornwallis  the  soldiers  had  not  decent  clothing,  and  an  old  cloak,  they  not 
having  a  blanket  left,  was  shared  with  two  other  officers.  Dr.  Fiske  would  cor- 
roborate in  my  hearing  accounts  of  the  need  of  medicine  and  comforts  for  the 
wounded — wine,  spirits  and  even  the  ordinary  medicine  could  not  be  procured. 
Even  after  searching  miles  nothing  of  the  kind  could  be  found  except  small  por- 
tions of  snake-root,  and  as  for  bandages  the  case  was  still  worse.  Nothing  of  the 
kind  could  be  found  for  their  supply  but  to  cut  up  a  tent  found  on  the  field.  He 
used  to  relate  mirthful  stories  about  the  French  officers  and  soldiers  around 
Yorktown.  Surgeon  Fiske  was  one  of  the  original  founders  of  the  Middlesex 
Medical  Association,  afterward  and  now  the  Massachusetts  Medical  Society, 
one  of  the  original  members  of  the  Cincinnati.  His  son  took  his  place  in  the 
society  at  his  death,  and  after  the  son's  death  it  reverted  to  his  grandson,  who  is 
the  eldest.  Dr.  Fiske  was  also  a  member  of  the  Bunker  Hill  Monument  Associa- 
tion. Dr.  Fiske  practiced  his  profession  nearly  forty  years  in  Lexington  after 
the  close  of  the  war,  and  was  very  skillful  in  his  treatment  of  the  small-pox,  and 
he  was  among  the  foremost  doctors  to  make  use  of  vaccination,  his  old  friend. 
Dr.  Benj.  Waterhouse,  bringing  it  from  Europe,  from  the  discoverer,  Jenner.  Dr. 
Fiske  held  many  town  offices,  having  been  town  clerk  and  justice  of  the  peace 
manv  years. 

From  the  Revolutionary  War  records  it  is  learned  that  Joseph  Fisk  was  a 
second  lieutenant  in  the  Continental  army  from  June  i  to  Dec.  31,  1776;  surgeon's 
mate  June  i,  1777;  surgeon  Apr.  17,  1779,  and  served  as  such  to  the  close  of  the 
war.     He  d.  Sept.  25,  1837;  res.  Lexington,  Mass. 












131 1,  i.  ELIZABETH,  b.  June  15,  1795;  m.  Dec.  5,  1819,  Richard  Fisher, 
of  Cambridge,  who  was  a  glass  manufacturer;  res.  New  York 
City.  A  dau.,  i,  Elizabeth,  m.  Charles  S.  Willet,  b.  May  31, 
181 1,  d.  Mar.  14, 1888.  They  have  a  dau.,  ii^,  Lida,  b.  Apr.  3, 1858, 
who  m.  Prof.  Frank  Justus  Miller,  Professor  of  Languages  of 
the  Chicago  University;  res.  5410  Madison  avenue.  Ch. :  Donald 
Philbrook  Miller,  b.  May,  1887,  d.  July,  1887;  Philip  Davenport 
Miller,  b.  Dec.  28,  1889;  Winifred  Fiske  Miller,  b.  Oct.  7,  1891. 
2,  Charles  E.,  res.  406  Water  street,  Baltimore,  Md.  3,  Mary 
W.,  res.  79  Willet  street,  Bloomfield,  N.  J.  4,  Jennie  W.,  res. 
Bloomfield,  N.  J.     2,  Angeline  A. 

JOSEPH,  b.  Feb.  9,  1797;  m.  Mary  Gardner  Kennard. 

JONAS  STONE,  b.  Mav  9.  1799;  m.  Pamela  Brown. 

SARAH,  b.  May  18,  1802;  d.  unm.  Dec.  27,  1825. 

FRANKLIN,  b.  Oct.  16,  1804;  m.  Hannah  Peters. 

ALMIRA,  b.  June  24,  1808;  m.  Mar.  5,  1828,  Zadoc  Harrington. 
She  d.  Jan.  22,  1834,  leaving  one  son,  George  Frederic,  b.  June 
14,  1829.     Res.  in  Lincoln,  I\Iass.,  and  is  a  wealthy  farmer. 

743.  DAVID  FISKE  (David,  Robert,  David,  David,  Jeffrey,  Robert,  Simon, 
Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Lexington,  Nov.  23,  1760;  m.  Apr.  26,  "1784,  Sarah 
Hadley,  b.  Nov.  26,  1764,  d.  May  21,  1804;  m.  2d,  May  6,  1806,  Mrs.  Ruth  Trk>.k. 
He  had  ten  children  by  his  first  wife  and  four  by  his  second.  He  entered  the  Rev- 
olutionary Army  as  fifer  in  Capt.  Edmund  Monroe's  company,  and  served  to  the 
close  of  the  war.  For  the  sake  of  distinction  he  was  known  as  "Fifer  David."  He 
d.  Aug.  17,  1820;  res.  Lexington,  Mass. 

1317.  i.         RUTH.  b.  ;  m.  1804,  Philip  Thomas  of  Rindge,  N.  H. 

1318.  ii.       JONATHAN,  b.  Apr.  15,  1786;  m.  Rowena  Leonard. 

1319.  iii.       SARAH,  b.  ;  m.  Henry  Spear;  rev.  to  New  York. 

1320.  iv.       DAVID,  b.  ;  m.  Aug.  25,  1820,  Chloe  Trask,  dau.  of  Jon- 


1321.  V.        SAMUEL,  b.  ;  d.  unm.,  ae.  30. 

1322.  vi.       BENJAMIN,  b.  Apr.  27,  1798;  m.  Sarah  Deland. 

1323.  vii.      ANNA,  b.  ;  m.  Sept.  10,  1820,  Oliver  Winship;  res.  East 

Lexington,  Mass. 

1324.  viii.    CHARLES,  b.  ;  went  to  sea  and  never  ret. 

1325.  ix.       PATTY,  b.  ;  m.  Daniel  Gray  and  moved  to  Keene,  N.  H. 

1326.  X.       BETSEY,  b.  ;  m.  Samuel  Clarke;  rev.  to  Glover,  Vt. 

1327.  xi.       ICHABOD,  b.  ;  went  to  Surry,  N.  H.,  on  a  visit,  and  d. 


1328.  xii.    WILLIAM,  b.  ;  m.;  res.  in  Boston;  kept  a  lot  there  on 

Hanover  street. 

1329.  xiii.  JOHN,  b. .     He  res.  in  Boston,  was  married,  but  died  s.  p. 

He  was  a  shoe  dealer. 

1330.  xiv.  FREDERIC,  b.  ;  m.;  had  a  family;  was  a  carpenter,  and 

res.    in    Charlestown. 

746.     EBENEZER  FISK  (Ebenezer,  Ebenezer,  David,  David,  David,  Jaffrey, 

Robert,    Simon,   Simon,   William,    Symond),   b.   in   New   Hampshire,   ;   m. 

.     She  d.,  and  he  m.  2d,  at  Chester,  Vt.,  Jan.  8,  1795,  Azuba  Hoyt. 

He  was  probably  a  farmer,  and  may  have  been  a  physician.  He  was  very  well 
educated  for  those  early  days,  and  by  the  death  of  his  father,  at  an  early  age,  was 
left  largely  upon  his  own  resources.  He  visited  his  brother  Cotton  on  one  occa- 
sion while  the  latter  was  residing  in  Bolton,  Canada.  The  tradition  in  the  family 
is  that  after  his  visit  he  started  for  the  west  with  considerable  money  in  his  pos- 
session, and  that  was  the  last  his  Canadian  relatives  ever  heard  from  him.  He 
married  his  first  wife  probably  in  New  Hampshire  and  his  children  were  brought 
up  by  her.  While  living  in  Chester,  Vt.,  he  married  his  second  wife,  and  after  his 
death,  on  Oct.  7,  1816,  she  was  married  in  Chester,  Vt.,  to  Dr.  Artemas  Robbins 
by  Judge  Aaron  Leland.     He  d.  before  1816;  res.  Chester,  Vt. 

1331.  i.         DAVID,  b.  Oct.  10,  1772;  m.  Lewis  and  Abigail  Sargent. 

1332.  ii.       JONATHAN,  b.  ;  N.  f.  k.;  went  to  northwestern  part  of 

New  York  state. 
1333-     iii.       EBENEZER,  b.  ;  N.  f.  k. 


747.  ISABELLA   FISK,    b.    Aug.   2,    1757;    m.    Apr.    11,    1776,    Gen. 

Henry  Butler,  b.  Apr.  27,  1754;  d.  July  20,  1813.  She  d.  Jan.  17, 
1808.  He  served  in  war  of  the  Revolution.  Was  Captain  of  a 
volunteer  company  and  went  to  West  Point.  He  was  after- 
wards Major  General  of  the  first  division  of  the  N.  H.  militia, 
which  office  he  held  for  many  years.  General  Butler  was  the 
first  postmaster  of  Nottingham;  he  was  a  prominent  Mason. 
He  filled  many  offices  of  trust  and  honor  in  the  State  and 
was  highly  esteemed  for  his  usefulness  as  a  citizen  and  his 
integrity  as  a  man.  His  wife  was  the  dau.  of  Dr.  Ebenezer  Fisk 
of  Epping  and  grand  dau.  of  Rev.  Ward  Cotton  of  Boston, 
the  first  settled  ordained  minister  in  Hampton,  N.  H.  Mrs. 
Cotton's  maiden  name  was  Joanna  Rand.  After  Rev.  Cotton's 
decease  she  married  Capt.  Jonathan  Gilman  of  Exeter,  and  after 
his  death  she  m.  Dea.  Ezekiel  Morrill  of  Canterbury,  and 
after  his  death  Dea.  Joseph  Baker  of  Canterbury,  where  they 
res.  until  his  death,  when  she  moved  to  Nottingham  and 
resided  with  her  grand  dau.  Isabella  Fisk  Butler,  and  after  her 
death  she  continued  to  reside  with  Gen.  Butler  until  her  own 
death  Feb.  25,  181 1,  aged  93.  Rev.  Peter  Holt  of  Epping 
oflticiated  at  the  funeral.  Mrs.  Baker,  or  "Grandmother 
Baker"  as  she  was  called  was  a  lady  of  remarkable  attraction, 
much  personal  beauty  and  ready  wit.  She  never  weighed  over 
100  pounds  during  her  life  and  it  is  said  never  suffered  from 
sickness  until  at  the  time  of  her  death.  Her  talent  at  enter- 
taining friends  and  her  readiness  at  repartee  are  proverbial.  At 
one  time  during  the  last  year  of  her  life  a  remark  of  surprise 
was  made  that  she  had  never  used  spectacles  of  any  kind,  her 
reply  was  that  she  "might  need  them  if  she  lived  to  be  old 
enough."  Ch.:  i,  Elizabeth,  b.  July  29.  1777;  d.  July  12,  1808;  2, 
Benjamin,  b  Apr.  11,  1779;  ni.  Hannah  Hilton,  and  d. 
Oct.  I,  1851;  res.  Cornville,  ^le.  3.  Ebenezer,  b. 
Mar.  13,  1781;  m.  Sarah  Hersey.  Res.  Sanbornton,  N.  H. 
Was  sheriff  for  many  years:  d.  Dec.  25.  1850.  4.  Henry,  b. 
June  30,  1783;  m.  Abigail  Lord  and  Nancy  Hersey.  Res.  Not- 
tingham. A  remarkable  fact  of  his  domestic  experience  is 
that  by  his  two  wives  he  had  seven  daughters  in  succession  and 
then  seven  sons  in  succession.  5,  Sarah  Cotton,  b.  Aug.  12, 
1785;  m.  John  Haley  of  Lee.  They  had  numerous  and  highly 
respected  descendants.  6.  Dorcas,  b.  Apr.  15,  1787;  m.  Wm. 
Furber  of  Nottingham.  She  d.  Nov.  8.  1855.  7,  Samuel  A.,b. 
July  19,  1789:  d.  Jan.  16,  1814,  he  enlisted  as  a  soldier  in 
the  war  of  1812  in  the  company  under  command  of  Capt.  John 
Butler,  a  cousin  of  his  father's.  Samuel  was  soon  made 
First  Sergeant  and  clerk  of  his  company  and  stationed  at  Bur- 
lington, Vt.  While  there  on  duty  he  was  ordered  with  eighteen 
men  under  his  command,  to  detect  smugglers  who  were  feed- 
ing the  army  in  Canada,  and  while  in  the  town  of  Highgate, 
near  the  Canada  line  they  met  a  company  of  the  enemy's  in- 
fantry from  the  Dominion  escorting  owners  with  a  large  lot 
of  cattle.  A  fight  ensued  in  which  Sergt.  Butler  and  men  were 
victorious.  The  British  were  routed,  many  cattle  taken  and 
driven  several  miles  to  a  bivouac  where  the  British  infantry, 
re-enforced  by  cavalry  came  upon  them.  The  result  was  the 
killing  of  four  of  Sergt.  Butler's  men,  while  he  received  three 
mortal  wounds  and  a  broken  leg:  yet  he  disdained  the  summons 
to  surrender  and  with  his  pistols  and  sword  killed  two  of  the 
enemy  before  they  could  take  him.  He  never  surrendered. 
Though  weak  and  bleeding,  the  strength  of  his  intellect  and  the 
power  of  his  courage  so  controlled  his  enemies  that,  as  was 
afterwards  said  by  one  of  them.  "We  were  afraid  of  him  after 
we  had  him."  and  another  in  soeaking  of  him  said.  "We  all 
acted  like   cowards   before  him."     He   refused  to   receive   any 


services  from  the  British  surgeons  and  as  was  said  died  a  few 
hours  after  the  fight,  his  intellect  all  the  while  being  perfectly 
clear.  His  body  was  taken  to  Burlington  and  buried.  His 
death  was  much  lamented  by  officers  and  men.  8  and  g. 
Twins,  b.  June  i6,  1793;  d.  infancy.  10.  Ward  Cotton,  b.  Jan. 
22,  1895;  m.  Margaret  Anderson  of  Philadelphia,  Pa.  Res. 
there.     3  ch. 

748.  CAPT.  COTTON  FISK  (Ebenezer,  Ebenezer,  David,  David,  David, 
Jeffrey,  Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Epping,  N.  H.,  Aug.  8,  1779; 
m.  at  Weare,  N.  H.,  Feb.,  1804,  Sarah  Fifield,  of  Weare,  N.  H.,  b.  Aug.  7,  1780,  d, 
Feb.  8,  1852.  He  was  born  in  Epping,  N.  H.,  and  on  reaching  his  majority  went  to 
Magog  Lake,  Bolton,  Eastern  Canada.  Four  years  later  he  went  to  Weare,  N.  H., 
and  there  married  his  wife.  Returning  to  Bolton  he  resided  there  for  a  number  of 
years,  and  later  moved  to  Abbotsford,  P.  Q.,  where  he  was  killed  by  a  tree  falling 
upon  him.  He  was  a  United  Empire  Loyalist.  He  d.  Apr.  14,  1826;  res.  East  Bol- 
ton, P.  Q.,  and  Abbotsford. 

1334.  i.         NATHANIEL,  b.  Nov.  17,   1802;  m.  Miriam  Whitney, 

1335.  ii.        SEWELL  C,  b.  May  5,  1816;  m.  Mary  Ann  Gorton. 

1336.  iii.       ABRAHAM,  b.  Feb.  8,  181 1;  m.  Lauretta  Buzzell. 

^337-  iv.  SALLY,  b.  June  10,  1808;  m.  July  7,  1829,  Richard  Bradford; 
res.  Granby,  P.  Q.  He  was  b.  Nov.  17,  1805;  d.  Dec.  15,  1878; 
res.  Granby,  P.  Q.  Ch. :  i,  Rachel  Sarah,  b.  Apr.  21,  1830;  m. 
Mar.  8,  1859;  d.  Jan.  17,  1876.     2,  Richard  Cotton,  b.  Dec.  13, 

1831;  m.  Mar.  10,  1863;  d.  .     3,  John,  b.  Sept.  25,  1834; 

m.  Sept.  14,  1858;  d.  ;  4,  Isabella  Jane,  b.  Aug.  8,  1840; 

m.  Feb.  15,  1877;  d. .    5,  Mary  Ann,  b.  Apr.  22,  1843;  m. 

Nov.  IS,  1865;  d.  Apr.  14,  1888.  6,  Elizabeth,  b.  Mar.  11,  1847; 
m.  June  4,  1874;  d.  Sept.  27,  1878.  7,  Jessie  Abbott,  b.  Nov. 
26,  1849:  m.  ;  d.  Aug.  3,  1880. 

1338.  V.        EBENEZER,  b.  Mar.  8.  1806;  m.  Eliza  Bradford. 

1339.  vi.       BETSEY,  b.  Aug.  23,  1813:  m. ,  dau.  Sarah  Brad- 

ford;   res.    Abbotsford,    P.    Q. 

1340.  vii.      JANE,  b.  Nov.  21.  1818;  m.  Stimson.     Ch. :  i,  Theodore. 

1341.  viii.    ISABELLA,  b.   Mar.  29,   1822. 

749.  HON.  BENJAMIN  FISKE  (Benjamin,  Ebenezer,  David,  David,  Da- 
vid, Jeffrey,  Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Lexington,  Aug.  20, 
1774;  m.  in  Chelmsford,  May  16,  1797,  Elizabeth  Bridge,  dau.  of  William  and 
granddaughter  of  Rev.  Ebenezer  Bridge  of  Chelmsford.  She  d.  Oct.  20,  1814; 
m.  2d,  Nancy  Adams  of  Westford,  b.  1785,  d.  Sept.  6,  1865.  Hon.  Benjamin  Fiske 
was  born  in  Lexington,  Mass.,  on  a  farm  on  the  road  to  Concord,  at  a  point 
known  as  "Fiske  Hill,"  where  there  is  now  erected  a  tablet  stating  that  a  skir- 
mish was  there  had  between  the  British  and  American  forces,  and  the  former 
repulsed.  Wm.  B.  Fiske  has  often  heard  his  great-grandmother  give  an  account  of 
her  flight  to  the  woods  on  that  day,  and  upon  her  return  to  her  dwelling  she  found 
an  Acton  man  dead  at  the  doorstep  and  a  red  coat  dead  at  the  well,  each  having 
killed  the  other.  Wm.  B.  at  his  house  in  Plainfield,  N.  J.,  has  an  elegant  portrait 
by  Frothingham  of  his  great-grandmother,  with  a  panel  at  the  corner  picturing  her 
home  and  showing  the  two  bodies  as  stated.  He  was  married  to  Elizabeth  Bridge, 
daughter  of  Rev.  Wm.  Bridge  of  Chelmsford,  Mass.  She  died,  and  he  again  mar- 
ried Nancy  Adams.  He  moved  to  Boston  in  1808  and  was  actively  engaged  in 
shipping,  his  sails  whitening  every  sea,  until  1848.  In  the  year  1843  he  returned 
to  Lexington  where  he  purchased  a  large  farm  on  Lowell  street,  where  he  died. 
He  was  elected  an  alderman  in  Boston  in  1843,  and  served  as  representative  from 
1833  to  1838.  He  held  a  commission  as  justice  and  was  always  considered  an 
upright  and  exemplary  citizen.  He  d.  Feb.  2,  1858;  res.  Lex.,  Boston,  and  Lex- 
ington, Mass. 

1342.  i.        JOHN  MINOT,  b.  July  15,  1798;  m.  Eliza  Winn. 

1343.  ii.        LOUISA,   b.   May  30,    1801:   m.   in   Boston   in   1826  Dr.   Cyrus 

Briggs  of  Augusta,  Me.  He  was  b.  Mar.  4,  1800;  d.  in  Salem, 
Mass.,  June,  1871.  She  d.  Dec.  4,  1890.  Ch. :  i,  Sarah  Louisa, 
b.  Feb.  25,  1828;  m.  Rev.  Wheelock  Craig;  ch.,  Annie  Briggs, 
b.  Feb.  6,  1853;  m.  George  P.  Dutton;  Louise,  b.  May  30,  1885. 


2,  Nancy  Adams,  b.  Jan.  25,  1831;  d.  Aug.  4,  1882;  m.  George 
Parkman  Denny  Nov.  9,  1852,  d.  Jan.  23,  1885;  ch.,  Arthur 
Briggs  Denny,  b.  Apr.  24,  1855;  res.  Chestnut  Hill,  Brookline, 
Mass.;  m.  Frances  Anna  Gilbert,  Nov.  i,  1882;  George  Park- 
man  Denny,  b.  June  2,  1887;  Elizabeth  Dennj^,  b.  Sept.  4,  1888. 

3,  Elizabeth  Church,  b.  Nov.  18,  1832;  m.  Aug.,  1859,  Wm.  A. 
Dana.  He  was  a  banker;  res.  New  Bedford,  Mass.,  b.  1818; 
d.  1871;  3,  ch.:  Elizabeth,  Willie  A.,  Alice  Louise,  b.  Aug.  24, 
1870.     4,  Anne,  b.  July,   1843;   d.   May  i,   185 1. 

1344.  iii.       CHARLES,  b.  Nov.  17,  1807;  m.  Abigail  M.  Hayden  and  Mrs. 

Elizabeth  P.  Davis. 

1345.  iv.       BENJAMIN,  b.  Oct.  15,  1811;  d.  June  18,  1812. 

1346.  v,        BENJAMIN,  b.  Nov.  20,  1820;  m.  Oct.  21,  1842,  Maria  Spear; 

res.  New  York  City  and  Medford,  Mass. 

751.  SAMUEL  FISKE  (Aaron,  Samuel,  James,  James,  Phinehas,  Thomas, 
Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Newton,  Mass.,  Nov.  19,  1766;  m. 
there  Frances  Swan,  b.  Nov.  13,  1768,  d.  Apr.  12,  1865.  He  was  a  farmer.  He  d. 
Nov.  15,  1845;  res.  Claremont,  N.  H. 

1347.  i.         AARON,  b.  Mar.  23,  1801;  m.  Hannah  Laughton  and  Hannah 


1348.  ii.        MINERVA,  b.  Apr.  19,  1804;  m.,  and  d.  s.  p. 

1349.  iii.       ORREN  E.,  b.  May  3,  1805.     His  son,  A.  O.  Fiske;  res.  Lunen- 

burg,   Mass.    (see). 

1350.  iv.      WARREN  DEXTER,  b.  ^lay  3,  1805.     He  has  a  son  Charles 

in   New  York  City. 

1351.  v.        SARAH,  b.  Dec.  23,  1806;  m.,  and  d.  s.  p. 

1352.  vi.       ATTERSON.  b.  Apr.  7,  1808;  m.  Catherine  Lehman. 
1353-     vii.      ERASTUS,  b.  June  i,   1808;  m.  Anna  Perry. 

1354.  viii.    FANNIE  S.,  b.  Nov.  23,  1810;  m.  Jan.  i.  1835,  Daniel  Perry;  res. 

Newport,  N.  H.  He  was  b.  May  5,  1809;  d.  July  14,  1882;  was 
a  farmer.  Ch.:  George  B.  Perry,  b.  Sept.  6,  1833;  m.  Apr.  25, 
1858,  Sarah  Cowles;  d.  at  Faribou,  Miss.,  June  5,  1866.  Mary 
J.  Perry,  b.  Aug.  19,  1837;  m.  at  Newport  May  3,  1858;  d.  at 
Henniker.  N.  H.,  Apr.  23,  1881.  Wm.  H.  Perry,  b.  Oct.  12, 
1840;  m.  Fannie  S.  Kidder  Dec.  27,  1864,  now  residing  at  New- 
port, N.  H.  Frances  M.  Perry,  b.  Mar.  10,  1845 ;  m.  to  Granvill 
Rowell.  living  at  Auburn,  Me.  Edwin  A.  Perry,  b.  Sept.  i, 
1844;  d.  in  Wyoming  Territory  Sept.  28,  1869.  Horace  F. 
Perrv,  b.  Feb.  12,  1849;  m.  Sarah  Adams,  living  at  Hillsboro, 
N.  H. 

1355.  ix.       LUCY.  b.  July  15,  1814;  m.  Shoals;  res.  C.     A  son  War- 

ren  res.    in    C. 

1356.  X.       ROXANNA,  b.  Feb.  14,  1819.     Her  dau.  is  Mrs.  Melvin  Fletcher 

of  Croydon,   N.    H. 
1357-     xi.       OLIVE,  b.  Sept.  9.  1812.     A  son  Albert  Fiske  res.  in  Boston. 

1358.  xii.    SAMUEL  FRANKLIN,  b.  Feb.  9,  1814;  m.  Harriett  Lehman. 

761.  SAMUEL  FISK  (Thomas,  Thomas,  Samuel,  James,  Phinehas, 
Thomas,  Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Nov.  28,  1768,  Pepperell, 
Mass.;  m.  Dublin,  N.  H.,  Jan.  17,  1793,  Mary  Twitchell,  dau.  of  Samuel  T.,  E^q., 
b.  Jan.  23,  1771;  d.  Dec.  19,  1834.  He  w-as  a  farmer,  settled  in  Dublin  in  1791. 
He  d.  Oct.  18,  1844:  res.  Dublin,  N.  H. 

1359.  i.         ASA.  b.  May  8,  1794;  d.  Aug.  24,   1796. 

1360.  ii.        MARY,  b.  Oct.  19,  1795;  m.  Alay  7,  1828,  William  D.  Cogswell, 

of  Peterborough.  N.  H..  where  he  died.  His  widow  resided 
later  in  Holly,  N.  Y.  Ch.:  i,  William  F.,  b.  Jan.  27,  1829;  d. 
June  27,  1847.  2,  Francis  D.,  b.  June  10,  1830;  ni.,  and  resides 
in  Holly;  names  of  his  children  unknown.  3,  Lucas,  b.  Dec. 
10,  1834.    4,  James  B.,  b.  Jan.  13,  1838;  d.  May  I,  1854. 

1361.  iii.       SAMUEL,  b.  Apr.  i,  1797;  m.  Betsey  Gleason. 

1362.  iv.       ASA.  b.   Feb.    16,   1799;  m.   Priscilla  Ranstead. 

1363.  v.       ALICE  WILSON,  b.   Sept.   16.   1800;   m.   Feb.  28,   1826,   Elias 

Hardy;  rev.  to  Walpole,  N.  H.,  Apr.  6,  1842,  thence  to  Marl- 


borough,  N.  H.  Ch.:  i,  Samuel  Albert,  b.  Nov.  i8,  i8^7;  m. 
Jan.  3,  1854,  Sarah  Ann  Hall,  and  d.  June  29,  1858,  leaving  a 
son  named  Alfred;  res.  in  Boston.  2,  Thomas  Alfred,  b.  Nov. 
27,  1829;  d.  Oct.  I,  1853.  3.  Julia  Sophia,  b.  Feb.  23,  1832;  m. 
William  JNl.  Tenney  of  :\Iarlborough,  N.  II.  4.  Mary  Louisa, 
b.  May  20.  1834;  m.  Amariah  Sawtell.     5,  Lucy  Maria,  b.  June 

4,  1839.     6,  Anna  Elizabeth,  b.  June  8,  1844;  m.  Alvin  Streeter. 
1364     vi.       BETSEY,  b.  Sept.  21,   1802;  m.  June  9,   1829.  Ephraim  Foster; 

rev.  to  Walpole,  N.  H..  in  1832,  and  returned  to  Dublin  in 
1842,  where  he  d.  in  1855.  Ch.:  i,  Henry,  b.  Apr.  28,  1830;  m. 
Caroline  P.  Fisk,  and  resided  in  Penn.  2,  John,  b.  Nov.  9, 
1832;  a  graduate  of  Dartmouth  College,  and  a  teacher  by  pro- 
fession at  Faribault.  INIinn.  3.  Frederick,  b.  Nov.  2,  1834;  d. 
Sept.  14,  1836.     4,  Andrew  B.,  b.  Feb.  26,  1837;  d.  June  22,  1859. 

5.  Frederick,  b.  Jan.  6.  1839;  d.  Feb.  26,  1858. 

1365.  vii.      LOUISA,  b.  Oct.  17.  1804. 

1366.  viii.    JULIA  T.,  b.  July  22,   1808;  m.  Apr.   16,   1835,   Edward  Foster; 

rev.  to  Lexington,  Mass.:  d.  in  Dublin  July  25,  1842.  Ch.:i, 
Mary  T..  m.  Geo.  H.  Bennett;  res.  Burlington,  Mass.  2, 
George,  d.  unm.  3,  Deroy,  m.  and  left  2  ch.  4,  Julia  A.,  d. 

1367.  ix.       AMOS  T.,  b.  Jan.  23,  181 1;  d.  May  29.  1814. 

762.  ASA  FISKE  (Thomas.  Thomas,  Samuel.  James.  Phinehas,  Thomas, 
Robert,  Simon.  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Pepperell,  Mass.,  July  i,  1771;  m. 
Aug.  4,  1800,  Cynthia  Mann,  b.  Marlboro.  Mass..  Oct.  5.  1778;  d.  Aug.  30,  1858. 
Asa  Fisk,  Esq.,  settled  in  Dublin,  N.  H..  in  1801,  where  he  resided  till  he  died.  He 
was  by  trade  a  mason,  and  for  neatness  and  thoroughness  in  his  work  it  is  believed 
he  was  excelled  by  few.  He  was  for  many  years  in  commission  as  justice  of  the 
peace,  but  never  ofticiated  in  that  capacity.  He  married  Cynthia  INIann,  daughter 
of  Nathan  M.  and  granddaughter  of  Rev.  Elijah  Mann,  a  former  minister  of 
Wrentham,  IMass.     He  d.  Aug.  8,  1848;  res.  Dublin,  N.  H. 

n68.     i.         THOMAS,  b.  Dec.  29.  1802:  m.  Sophia  Appleton. 

1369.  ii.        CYNTHIA  \l..  b.  Sept.  2,  1804;  m.  Oct.  11,  1838,  Calvin  Lear- 

ned, son  of  John  W.  Learned.  Thev  res.  in  Dublin.  Ch. :  I, 
Sarah  E.,  b.  Oct.  8,  1839:  d.  Mar.  4-5.  1846.  2,  Sarah  E.,  b. 
Feb.  15,  1841;  d.  Aug.  3,  1843.  3,  Emeline  S.,  b.  Dec.  31,  1842; 
m.  Nov.  28,  1867,  Allison  T.  Mason,  a  merchant  of  Boston,  but 
a  native  of  Dublin;  son  of  Cyrus  and  Abigail  (Allison)  Mason, 
b.  Aug.  13,  1839.  She  d.  in  Boston,  Mass.,  Jan.  16.  1883.  Ch.: 
I.  Lucclia  Learned,  b.  in  Dublin,  N.  H.,  July  9,  1870;  m.  Mar. 
20.  1895.  Morton  EUery  Getchell;  res.  Dorchester,  Mass.  Mr. 
Learned  d.  in  Dublin,  Apr.  i.  1880.  Mrs.  Learned  d.  in  Bos- 
ton Jan.  30,  1882,  while  spending  the  winter  with  her  daughter. 

1370.  iii.       ASA  H..  b.  Mar.  2^.  1812;  m.  Caroline  Ranstead. 

1371.  iv.       SARAH,  b.   Sept.  30,   1815:  d.  unm.   May  18,   1840. 

1372.  V.        AMOS,  b.  July  17.   1817;  d.  Aug.   15.   1819. 

•763.  HON.  LEVI  FISK  (Thomas.  Thomas.  Samuel.  James,  Phinehas, 
Thomas,  Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond).  b.  Feb.  16,  1775.  Pepperell, 
Mass.;  m,  in  1799.  Hannah  Mellen,  May  27.  1775-;  d.  July  22,  1861,  in  East  Jaffrey. 
Hon.  Levi  Fisk  was  of  Jafifrey,  N.  H.  He  was  by  trade  a  cooper,  but  was  also 
engaged  in  farming.  In  his  younger  days,  for  many  years  in  the  winter  season, 
he  taught  public  schools  and  was  thought  to  excel  as  a  teacher.  Subsequently  he 
was  much  employed  in  public  business,  such  as  settling  estates,  surveying  land, 
as  a  justice  of  the  peace  and  quorum,  as  a  selectman  and  representative  of  the 
town,  and  in  1835  and  1836  was  state  senator.  He  d.  Aug.  16,  1857;  res.  JafTrey, 
N.  H. 

1373.  i.         ADAMS,  b.  May  3.  1800 ;  m.  Mary  Loring. 

1374.  ii.        MARY.  b.  Feb.  11.  1802;  m.  Jan.  i.  1838,  Elbridge  Baldwin,  and 

resided  in  JafTrey.  Ch.:  John  E.  F.,  b.  July  21,  1842;  m.  Har- 
riette  E.  Pierce;  res.  Dublin,  N.  H. 


1375.  iii.       POLLY,  b.  Apr.  21,  1804;  m.  June  2.   1827,  Eli  Smith.     She  d. 

Apr.  I,  i860.  He  was  b.  Feb.  21,  1805;  d.  Jan.  2,  1852;  was  a 
farmer;  res.  East  Jaffrey,  N.  H.  Ch. :  i.  Eli  A.  Smith,  b.  Apr. 
22,  1828;  d.  May  15,  1877.  2,  Mary  A.  Smith,  b.  Dec.  11,  1829; 
d.  May  13,  1880;  m.  Isaac  R.  Chase  in  1859;  res.  in  East  Cam- 
bridge, Mass.  3,  Sarah  A.  Smith,  b.  Feb.  10,  1834;  d.  Dec.  9, 
1893;  m.  Charles  W.  Farnham  in  1858;  res.  Newton,  Mass.  4, 
Levi  A.  Smith,  b.  May  15,  1837:  m.  Annie  R.  Blood  in  1866.  5, 
Nellie  H.,  b.  June  8,  1840;  m.  Daniel  W.  Parker,  Aug.  31,  1863; 
res.  Cambridgeport,  Mass.,  23  Western  avenue.  Ch. :  Samuel 
Eli  Parker,  b.  June  2.  1868;  d.  Sept.  26.  1868.  6,  Julia  A. 
Smith,   b.   May    11,    1842. 

1376.  iv.       PAliKER,  b.  Apr.  15.  1806;  d.  May  13.  1806. 

1377.  V.        AIR,  b.   Sept.  23,   1808:  d.   Oct.   i,   1825. 

1378.  vi.       EMILY,  b.  May  12,  1812;  m.  James  Harvey  of  Marlboro,  N.  H.; 

3  ch.  She  d.  Aug.  28,  1844,  and  he  rev.  to  Rochester,  Minn. 
Ch.:  I,  Emma  R.,  b.  Apr.  28,  1839;  d.  Sept.  27,  1864.  2,  Al- 
phonso  H.,  b.  Mar.  29.  1841.    3,  James  F.,  b.  July  25,  1844. 

1379.  vii.      JOHN  S.,  b.  July  18.  1814;  m.  Anna  Clark;  u.  Jan.  12,  1876. 

1380.  viii.    LUKE,  b.  Oct.  29,  1817;  d.  Dec.  10,  1819.    " 

767.     JOHN  FISK  (John.  Thomas.  Samuel.  James.  Phinehas.  Thomas,  Rob- 
ert, Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond).  b.  Groton,  Mass.,  Mar.  9,  1779;  m. 

He  learned  the  mason's  trade,  worked  in  Boston  and  other  places.     He 

d.  in  Boston;  res.  Boston,  ]\Iass.     Had  3  ch..  i  son  and  2  girls. 

768.     BENJAMIN     FISK     (Benjamin.     Benjamin,    John,    John,     Phinehas, 

Thomas,  Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William.  Symond),  b.  ;  m.  in  Scituate,  R. 

I.,  Dec.  3,  1758,  Hannah  Hammond.     He  d.  Dec.  9.  1785:  res.  Scituate,  R.  I. 

1381.  i.         BENONI,  b.   in   1768;   m.   Barbara  Colvin. 

1382.  ii.        BENJAMIN,  b.  July,  1770;  m.  Freelove  Colvin  and  Polly  Tay- 


1383.  iii.       REUBEN,  b.  May  10,  1765:  m.  Patty  Wait. 

1384.  iv.       NANCY,  b.  ;  m.  Israel  Phillips  and  d.  s.  p. 

772.     REV.  NATHANIEL  FISK  (Benjamin,  Benjamin.  John,  John.  Phine- 
has, Thomas,  Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  prob.  in  Rhode  Island 

in   1735;  m.  prob.   in   Rhode  Island  Anna  ,   d.   in   Danby,   Vt.,   about   1770; 

m.  2d,  in  Danby,  Lois  Rowley,  d.   Danby,  Vt.,  about  1783;  m.  3d,  Sylvia  ;-, 

d.  about  1785;  m.  4th,  Sarah  Arnold,  b.  1753,  d.  at  Brandon  1803.  Rev.  Nathaniel 
Fiske  was  born  probably  in  Rhode  Island.  Soon  after  his  first  marriage,  and 
shortly  before  the  Revolutionary  war,  he  moved  to  Vermont  and  located  in  1768 
in  Danby.  He  was  a  Quaker  preacher,  and  like  all  others  of  this  particular 
belief,  did  not  believe  in  war,  and  was  for  peace  first,  last  and  all  the  time.  When 
the  colonies  had  determined  to  be  free  and  independent  and  throw  oflf  the  yoke 
of  British  oppression,  the  Quaker  exhorter  did  not  lend  his  aid  or  even  influence, 
and  stoutly  maintained  that  he  would  not  participate  in  the  war  for  independence. 
As  a  result  the  town  of  Danby  confiscated  his  entire  property,  of  which  he  was 
possessed  of  quite  a  little  for  those  days.  He  made  the  statement  to  the  authorities 
then  and  there  that  he  would  live  to  be  a  wealthy  man  once  more;  they  could 
kill  him  if  they  saw  fit.  but  the  day  would  come  when  they  would  be  penniless. 
He  moved  to  Brandon,  followed  farming,  and  died  in  1816,  having  amassed  a 
large  amount  of  property.  He  was  grandfather  of  Hon.  Stephen  Arnold  Doug- 
lass. Rev.  Nathaniel  Fisk  was  buried  on  his  farm  in  the  family  burying  ground. 
The  writer  had  an  examination  made  of  the  little  God's  acre,  but  no  monument 
or  headstone  marks  his  last  resting  place.  It  was  his  wich,  it  is  said,  not  to  have 
any  stone  or  slab  at  his  grave.     He  d.  in  1807:  res.  Danby  and  Brandon,  Vt. 

1385.  i.         SEMANTHA.   b.  ;   m.   Stephen   Smith;   res.   Sharon,   Vt. 

Ch. :  Lois,  Silva,  Jeremiah  and  Alma.     The  ch.  moved  to  Mich. 

1386.  ii.        RUFUS,  b.  July  30,  1777:  m.  Polly  Tower. 

1387.  iii.       BATEMAN,  b.  Sept.   19.  1780;  m.  Sarah  Winchester. 

1388.  iv.       SYLVIA,  b.  Jan.  15.  1784;  d.  of  a  fever,  unm. 

1389.  V.        EBER.  b.  Aug.  10.  1771;  m.  Betsey  Gratten  and  Martha  Bigelow. 



1390.  VI. 

1391.  vii. 

1392.  viii. 


NATHANIEL,  b.  Nov.  i,  1766;  m.  Hannah  Smith. 
EDWARD,  b.  Dec.  3,  1787;  m.  Emily  Granger. 
SARAH,   b.   Mar.   24,    1789;   m.  Jan.    10,    1811,   Dr.   Stephen   A. 
Douglas.     He  was  b.   in  Stephentown,   N.   Y.,  in   1781;  d.  at 

Brandon,  Vt.,  July  i,  1813.  She 
d.  May  30,  1869.  Ch.:  i,  Sarah, 
b.  Oct.  29,  181 1 ;  m.  Feb.  14, 
1830,  Julius  N.  Granger,  b.  June 
22,  1810,  d.  Mar.  28,  1884.  He 
was  a  farmer,  and  for  32  years 
a  government  official;  res.  Clif- 
ton Spa,  N.  Y. ;  ch.,  Adelaide 
B.  Granger,  b.  Nov.  24,  1836; 
m.  May  25,  1858;  d.  Apr.  12, 
i860.  Emma  C.  Granger,  b. 
Aug.  20,  1839;  m-  Sept.  13,  i860; 
P.  O.  Clifton  Spa,  N.  Y.  2. 
Stephen    Arnold,    b.    Apr.    23, 

1813;    m.    Apr.    7,    1847,    

;    m.    2d,    Nov.    20,    1856, 

.     He   d.   June   3, 

1861;  ch.,  Robert  M.;  res. 
Greensboro,  N.  C.  Stephen  A., 
Jr.,  attorney  at  law,  unm.;  res. 
Chicago,  111. 
That  branch  of  the  Douglas  family  from  which  the  sub- 
ject of  this  sketch  is  a  descendant  emigrated  from  Scotland, 
and  settled  at  New  London,  in  the  province  of  Connecticut, 
during  the  earlier  period  of  our  colonial  settlements.  One  of 
the  two  brothers  who  first  came  to  America  subsequently  re- 
moved from  New  London,  and  settled  in  Maryland,  on  the 
banks  of  the  Potomac,  not  very  distant  from  the  site  ot  the 
present  city  of  Washington.  His  descendants,  now  very  nu- 
merous, are  to  be  found  in  Virginia,  the  Carolinas,  Tennessee, 
and  other  southern  states.  The  other  brother  remained  at 
New  London,  and  his  descendants  are  scattered  over  New 
England,  New  York,  Pennsylvania  and  the  northwestern 
states.  Dr.  Stephen  A.  Douglas  was  born  at  Stephentown, 
in  Rensselaer  County,  New  York,  and  when  quite  a  youth 
removed  with  his  parents  to  Brandon,  Rutland  County,  Vt., 
where,  after  his  regular  course  at  Middlebury  College,  he  stud- 
ied medicine,  and  became  distinguished  in  his  profession.  His 
wife  was  the  daughter  of  an  extensive  farmer  in  Brandon,  by 
whom  he  had  two  children — the  first  a  daughter,  and  the  sec- 
ond a  son,  Stephen  A.,  Jr.  On  the  first  of  July,  1813,  without 
any  previous  illness  or  physical  warning,  he  died  suddenly  of 
a  disease  of  the  heart.  At  the  very  moment  of  his  attack  and 
of  his  death,  he  was  playing  with  the  daughter  at  hi-s  knees, 
and  holding  his  son  Stephen  A.  in  his  arms. 

In  1813  the  country  was  at  war  with  Great  Britain — had 
undertaken  a  war  with  the  most  powerful  nation  in  the  world; 
at  that  time  the  United  States,  with  an  unprotected  coast,  with 
an  overbearing,  and  insulting,  and  powerful  enemy  menacing 
both  seaboard  and  frontier;  wath  hostile  navies  swarming  upon 
the  lakes,  and  commanding  every  sea  where  the  enterprise  of 
American  commerce  had  imfurled  a  sail,  and  veteran  armies, 
fresh  from  Continental  fields  of  renown,  landing  on  our  shores 
— at  that  time  when  the  infant  republic,  trusting  in  the  justice 
of  her  cause,  had  risked  everything  to  preserve  the  sacred 
principle  that  an  American  citizen,  no  matter  where  he  might 
be,  who  stood  upon  an  American  deck,  was  to  be  secured,  at 
all  hazards,  in  all  the  great  rights  guaranteed  to  hirn  by  the 
Constitution  of  his  country — while  this  war  was  waging,  and 



while  the  contest  between  absolute  power  and  popular  right 
was  maintained  with  fire  and  sword  from  Detroit  to  Key 
West,  in  the  midst  of  this  struggle,  on  the  23d  day  of  April, 
1813,  was  born  Stephen  A.  Douglas,  who  forty-one  years 
thereafter  became  the  great  champion  of  that  same  sacred 
principle — not,  indeed,  in  behalf  of  the  gallant  men  who  tread 
the  decks  of  the  American  fleets,  but  in  behalf  of  those  other 
and  no  less  gallant  heroes — the  pioneers  of  American  progress, 
the  founders  of  American  states,  the  builders  of  American  sov- 
ereignties— the  people  of  the  American  territories. 

The  grandmothers,  maternal  and  paternal,  of  Mr.  Doug- 
las, were  of  the  name  of  Arnold,  and  were  both  descended 
from  William  Arnold,  who  was  one  of  the  associates  of  Roger 
Williams  in  founding  the  colony  of  Rhode  Island,  and  whose 
son  was  appointed  governor  of  that  colony  by  Charles  the 
second,  when  he  granted  the  famous  charter  under  which  the 
state  continued  to  be  governed  until  even  after  the  establish- 
ment of  the  American  Union,  and  until  the  adoption  a  few 
years  later  of  the  present  constitution  of  Rhode  Island.  The 
descendants  of  Governor  Arnold  are  at  this  day  very  numer- 
ous in  Rhode  Island,  and,  indeed,  throughout  the  whole  coun- 


Immediately  after  the  death  of  Dr.  Douglas,  his  widow, 
with  her  two  children,  removed  from  their  native  village  to  a 
farm  about  three  miles  in  the  country,  where  she  resided  with 
her  bachelor  brother,  Mr.  Fisk,  on  their  patrimonial  estate. 

From  his  earliest  childhood,  Stephen  was  raised  to  a  reg- 
ular course  of  life,  attending  the  district  school  during  the 
winter  seasons,  and  working  steadily  on  the  farm  the  residue  of 
each  year.  When  fifteen  years  of  age,  finding  that  a  number  of 
his  schoolmates  of  his  own  years  were  about  to  enter  the  acad- 
emy to  prepare  for  college,  he  applied  to  his  uncle,  whom  he 
had  always  been  taught  to  respect  as  a  father  for  permission 
and  means  to  enable  him  to  take  the  same  course.^  This  re- 
quest was  made  in  pursuance  of  an  understanding  which  he  sup- 


posed  had  existed  in  the  family  from  his  earUest  recollection, 
that  he  was  to  be  educated  and  sent  to  college;  so  strongly 
was  this  plan  for  the  future  impressed  upon  his  mind,  that  it 
had  never  occurred  to  him  that  his  uncle's  marriage  a  year  pre- 
vious, and  the  very  recent  birth  of  an  heir  to  his  estate,  had  in 
the  least  changed  their  respective  relations;  nor  had  he  seen 
in  these  events  that  cloud  which  was  to  darken  the  hitherto 
bright  visions  which  had  stimulated  his  youthful  ambition. 
An  afifectionate  remonstrance  against  the  folly  of  abandoning 
the  farm  for  the  uncertainties  of  a  professional  life,  accompa- 
nied by  a  gentle  intimation  that  he  had  a  family  of  his  own  to 
support,  and  therefore  did  not  feel  able  to  bear  the  expense  of 
educating  other  persons'  children,  was  the  response  made  to 
the  boy's  request.  Instantly  the  eyes  of  young  Douglas  were 
opened  to  his  real  condition  in  life.  He  saw  at  once  that  he 
could  not  command  the  means  requisite  for  acquiring  a  col- 
legiate education  without  exhausting  the  only  resources  upon 
Vt'hich  his  mother  and  sister  must  rely;  he  also  saw  that  if  he 
remained  on  the  farm  with  his  uncle  until  he  became  of  age, 
he  would  then  be  thrown  upon  the  world  without  a  profession 
or  a  trade  by  which  he  could  sustain  them  and  himself.  Real- 
izing the  full  force  of  these  considerations,  and  perceiving  for 
the  first  time  that  he  must  rely  upon  himself  for  the  future, 
he  determined  to  leave  the  farm  and  at  once  learn  a  mechanical 
trade,  that  being  the  most  promising  and  certain  reliance  for 
the  future.  Bidding  farewell  to  his.  mother  and  sister,  he  set 
ofif  on  foot  to  engage  personally  in  the  great  combat  of  life; 
on  that  same  day  he  walked  fourteen  miles,  and  before  night 
was  regularly  indentured  as  an  apprentice  to  a  cabinet-maker 
in  Middlebury.  He  worked  at  his  trade  with  energy  and 
enthusiasm  for  about  two  years,  the  latter  part  of  the  time  at  a 
.shop  in  Brandon,  and  gained  great  proficiency  in  the  art,  dis- 
playing remarkable  mechanical  skill;  but,  in  consequence  of 
feeble  health,  and  a  frame  unable  to  bear  the  continued  labor 
of  the  shop,  he  was  reluctantly  compelled  to  abandon  a  busi- 
ness in  which  all  his  hopes  and  pride  had  been  centered,  and  to 
which  he  had  become  sincerely  attached.  He  had  often  been 
heard  to  say,  since  he  had  been  distinguished  in  the  councils 
of  the  nation,  that  the  happiest  days  of  his  life  had  been  spent 
in  the  workshop,  and,  had  his  health  and  strength  been  equal 
to  the  task,  no  consideration  on  earth  could  have  induced 
him  to  have  abandoned  it,  either  for  professional  or  political 

He  entered  the  academy  of  his  native  town,  and  com- 
menced a  course  of  classical  studies,  to  which  he  devoted 
himself  for  about  twelve  months  with  all  that  energy  and 
enthusiasm  which  were  a  part  of  his  nature. 

In  the  meantime  his  sister  had  married  Julius  N.  Granger, 
Esq.,  of  Ontario  County,  New  York,  and  shortly  afterward 
his  mother  was  married  to  Gehazi  Granger,  Esq.,  father  of 
Julius,  and  at  the  close  of  his  first  year  at  Brandon  Academy, 
young  Douglas,  at  the  earnest  solicitation  of  his  mother  and 
stepfather,  removed  with  them  to  their  home  near  Canan- 
daigua,  New  York.  He  at  once  became  a  stud-jnt  at  that 
place — an  institution  which  for  more  than  half  a  century  has 
been  celebrated  for  its  thorovigh  academical  course  of  studies, 
and  for  the  large  number  of  eminent  professional  men  and 
statesmen  whose  names  once  appeared  on  her  catalogue. 

In  December,  1832,  he  began  the  study  of  law;  but,  find- 
ing that  his  mother  would  be  unable  to  support  him  through 
the  long  course  of  legal  studies  prescribed  by  the  state,  he 
determined  upon  going  to  the  west,  and  on  the  24th  of 
June,   1833.  set  out  for  Cleveland,   O.,  where  he  was  danger- 


ously  ill  with  fever  for  four  months.  He  then  visited  Cin- 
cinnati, Louisville,  St.  Louis  and  Jacksonville,  111.,  but  failed 
to  obtain  employment.  Finding  his  money  exhausted,  he 
walked  to  Winchester,  where  he  arrived  at  night  with  only 
thirty-seven  and  a  half  cents.  Here  he  secured  three  days' 
employment  as  a  clerk  to  an  auctioneer  at  an  administrator's 
sale,  and  was  paid  six  dollars.  During  the  sale  he  made  so 
favorable  an  impression  that  he  at  once  obtained  a  school  of 
about  forty  pupils,  whom  he  taught  for  three  months.  Dur- 
ing this  time  he  studied  law  at  night,  and  on  Saturdays  prac- 
ticed before  justices  of  the  peace. 

In    March,    1834,    he    removed   to    Jacksonville,    obtained 
his    license,    and    began    the    regular    practice    of    law.      Two 
weeks    thereafter  he   addressed   a   large    Democratic   meeting 
in    defense    of  Gen.    Jackson's    administration.      In  a    short 
sketch  of  his  early  life  written  in  1838,  from  which  the  fore- 
going facts  have  been  taken,  Mr.  Douglas  thus  spoke  of  this 
event:    "The  excitement  was  intense,  and  I  was  rather  severe 
in  my  remarks  upon  the  opposition.     .     .     .     The  next  week 
the  'Patriot,'  the  organ  of  the  opposition,  devoted  two  entire 
columns    to    me    and    my    speech,    and    continued    the    same 
course   for   two    or   three    successive    weeks.      The    necessary 
consequence  was  that  I  immediately  became  kno\yn  to  every 
man  in  the  county,  and  was  placed  in  such  a  situation  as  to  be 
supported   by   one   party   and   opposed  by   the   other.     .     .     . 
Within  one  week  thereafter  I  received  for  collection  demands 
to  the  amounts  of  thousands  of  dollars  from  persons  I  had 
never  seen  or  heard  of.     .     .     .     How  foolish,  how  impolitic, 
the  indiscriminate  abuse  of  political  opponents  whose  humble 
condition  or  insignificance  prevents  the  possibility  of  injury, 
and    who    may    be    greatly    benefited    by    the    notoriety    thus 
acquired!     .     .     .     Indeed,    I   sincerely  doubt  whether   I  owe 
most  to  the  kind  and  efficient  support  of  my  friends  (and  no 
man    similarly    situated    ever    had    better    and   truer    friends), 
or  to  the  violent,  reckless,  and  imprudent  opposition  of  my 
enemies."     During  the  remainder  of  the  canvass  Mr.  Douglas 
bore  a  prominent  part,  and  on  the  assembling  of  the  legis- 
lature,   although    not   yet    twenty-two    years    of   age,    he    was 
elected    attorney-general,    an    officer    who    then,    in    addition 
to'  his    other    duties,    rode    the    metropolitan    circuit.       His 
opponent  was  Gen.  John  J.  Hardin.     This  office  he  resigned 
in   December,   1835,   having  been  elected  to  the  lower  house 
of  the   Legislature,   of  which   he   was  the  youngest  member. 
The  mental  vigor  and  capacity  he  there  displayed,  m  strikmg 
contrast    with    his    physical    frame,     which    was    then    very 
slight,    won   for  him   the  title    of   the   "Little    Giant,"   which 
followed  him  through  life.     In  1837  he  was  appointed  register 
of  the  land  office  at  Springfield.     In  1838  he  was  the  Demo- 
cratic candidate  for  Congress;  but  his  opponent  was  declared 
elected  by  a  majority  of  five  votes.     Over  fifty  votes  cast  for 
Mr.    Douglas    were    rejected    by   the    canvassers   because   his 
name  was  misspelled.     In  December,  1840,  he  was  appointed 
secretary  of  state  of  Illinois,  and  in  the  following  February 
elected  a  judge  of  the  supreme  court.     Here  his  decision  of 
character  was  shown  in  the  trial  of  Joseph  Smith,  the  Mor- 
mon   prophet.      A    mob    had   taken   possession    of   the   court 
room,   intending   to   lynch   the    prisoner,    and   the   officers   of. 
the    court    appeared    powerless.       In    this    emergency    Judge 
Douglas    saw    a    bystander    idly    looking    on,    whose    great 
strength    and    desperate    courage   were    well   known.     Above 
the  shouts  of  the  rioters  rose  the  voice  of  the  judge  appoint- 
ing this  man  a  special  officer  and  directing  him  to  select  his 
deputies  and    clear   the   court   room.      In   ten   minutes   order 
was  restored. 


In  1843  Judge  Douglas  was  elected  to  Congress  by  a 
majority  of  400,  and  he  was  re-elected  in  1844  by  1,900  and 
again  in  1846  by  over  3,000;  but  before  the  term  began  he 
was  chosen  United  States  senator,  and  took  his  seat  in  the 
Senate,  March  4,  1847.  He  was  re-elected  in  1852  and  1858, 
and  had  served  fourteen  years  in  that  body  at  the  time  of 
his  death.  His  last  senatorial  canvass  was  remarkable  from 
his  joint  discussions  with  Abraham  Lincoln.  Each  was  con- 
ceded to  be  the  leader  of  his  party  and  the  fittest  exponent 
of  its  principles,  and  the  election  of  one  or  the  other  to  the 
Senate  was  the  real  issue  of  the  contest,  which  was  for 
members  of  the  Legislature.  Mr.  Buchanan's  administration 
was  understood  to  be  hostile  to  Mr.  Douglas.  The  result 
of  the  election  showed  a  Republican  popular  majority  of 
4,000;  but  the  Democrats  returned  a  majority  of  eight  mem- 
bers to  the  Legislature,  which  secured  Senator  Douglas'  re- 
election. In  1852,  at  the  Democratic  national  convention  in 
Baltimore,  he  was  strongly  supported  for  the  presidential 
nomination,  receiving  a  plurality  on  the  thirtieth  ballot.  In 
1856  he  was  again  a  candidate  at  the  Democratic  national 
convention  in  Cincinnati,  his  friends  throughout  the  con- 
vention controlling  more  than  enough  votes  to  prevent  any 
nomination  under  the  two-thirds  rule.  On  the  sixteenth  ballot 
he  received  121  votes;  but,  as  he  was  opposed  to  the  principle 
of  the  two-thirds  rule,  he  at  once  withdrew  in  favor  of 
Buchanan,  who  had  received  a  majority,  thus  securing  his 
nomination.  At  the  Democratic  national  convention  in 
Charleston  in  i860,  on  the  first  ballot  he  received  145^  votes 
out  of  252I/2  cast.  On  the  twenty-third  ballot  he  received 
152^  votes,  which  was  not  only  a  large  majority  of  the  votes 
cast,  but  also  a  majority  of  all  those  entitled  to  representation. 
The  convention  having  adjourned  to  Baltimore,  he  received 
on  the  first  ballot  173^  out  of  190^  votes  cast.  On  the 
second  ballot  he  received  i8i!!/2  votes  of  194^,  and  his  nomi- 
nation was  then  made  unanimous.  The  seceding  delegates 
nominated  John  C.  Breckinridge.  Abraham  Lincoln  was 
the  nominee  of  the  Republican  party,  and  John  Bell  of  the 
Constitutional  Union  party.  Of  the  electoral  votes  only 
twelve  were  cast  for  Douglas,  although  he  received  1,375,157 
of  the  popular  votes  distributed  through  every  state  in  the 
Union.  Mr.  Lincoln  received  180  electoral  votes  and  1,866,352 
popular  votes.  From  the  age  of  twenty-one  till  his  death, 
with  the  exception  of  about  two  years,  Mr.  Douglas'  entire 
life  was  devoted  to  the  public  service.  During  his  congres- 
sional career  his  name  was  prominently  associated  with  numer- 
ous important  measures,  many  of  which  were  the  offspring 
of  his  own  mind  or  received  its  controlling  impress.  In  the 
House  of  Representatives  he  maintained  that  the  title  of  the 
United  States  to  the  whole  of  Oregon  up  to  latitude  54  deg. 
40  min.  N.  was  "clear  and  unquestionable."  He  declared  that 
he  "never  would,  now  or  hereafter,  yield  up  one  inch  of 
Oregon,  either  to  Great  Britain  or  any  government."  He  advo- 
cated the  policy  of  giving  notice  to  terminate  the  joint  occupa- 
tion, of  establishing  a  territorial  government  over  Oregon  pro- 
tected by  a  sufifieient  military  force,  and  of  putting  the  country 
at  once  in  a  state  of  preparation,  so  that  if  war  should  result 
from  the  assertion  of  our  just  rights  we  might  drive  "Great 
Britain  and  the  last  vestiges  of  royal  authority  from  the  con- 
tinent of  North  America,  and  make  the  United  States  an 
ocean-bound  republic."  In  advocating  the  bill  refunding 
the  fine  imposed  on  Gen.  Jackson  by  Judge  Hall,  he  said: 
"I  maintain  that,  in  the  exercise  of  the  power  of  proclaiming 
martial   law.    Gen.    Jackson   did   not   violate   the    constitution 


nor  assume  to  himself  any  authority  not  fully  authorized  and 
legalized  by  his  position,  his  duty,  and  the  unavoidable  neces- 
sity of  the  case.  .  .  .  His  power  was  commensurate  with  his 
duty,  and  he  was  authorized  to  use  the  means  essential  to 
its  performance.  .  .  .  There  are  exigencies  in  the  history 
of  nations  when  necessity  becomes  the  paramount  law,  to 
which  all  other  considerations  must  yield."  Gen.  Jackson 
personally  thanked  Mr.  Douglas  for  this  speech,  and  a  copy 
of  it  was  found  among  Jackson's  papers  endorsed  by  him: 
"This  speech  constitutes  my  defense."  Mr.  Douglas  was 
among  the  earliest  advocates  of  the  annexation  of  Texas,  and, 
after  thq  treaty  for  that  object  had  failed  in  the  Senate,  he 
introduced  joint  resolutions  having  practically  the  same  effect. 
As  chairman  of  the  committee  on  territories  in  1846,  he  re- 
ported the  joint  resolution  by  which  Texas  was  declared  to 
be  one  of  the  United  States,  and  he  vigorously  supported  the 
administration  of  President  Polk  in  the  ensuing  war  with 
Mexico.  He  was  for  two  years  chairman  of  the  committee 
on  territories  in  the  House  (then  its  most  important  com- 
mittee in  view  of  the  slavery  question),  and  became,  chairman 
of  the  same  committee  in  the  Senate  immediately  upon  enter- 
ing that  body.  This  position  he  held  for  eleven  years,  until 
removed  in  December,  1858,  on  account  of  his  opposition  to 
some  of  the  measures  of  President  Buchanan's  administra- 
tion. During  this  time  he  reported  and  carried  through 
the  bills  organizing  the  territories  of  Minnesota,  Oregon, 
New  Mexico,  Utah,  Washington,  Kansas  and  Nebraska,  and 
also  those  for  the  admission  of  the  states  of  Iowa,  Wisconsin, 
California,  Minnesota  and  Oregon. 

On  the  question  of  slavery  in  the  territories  he  early  took 
the  position,  which  he  consistently  maintained,  that  Congress 
should  not  interfere,  but  that  the  people  of  each  state  and 
territory  should  be  allowed  to  regulate  their  dornestic_  insti- 
tutions to  suit  themselves.  In  accordance  with  this  principle 
he  opposed  the  Wilmot  proviso  when  it  passed  the  House 
of  Representatives  in  1847,  and  afterward  in  the  Senate  when 
it  was  offered  as  an  amendment  to  the  bill  for  the  organization 
of  the  territory  of  Oregon.  Although  opposed  to  the  prm- 
ciples  involved  in  the  Missouri  compromise,  he  preferred,  as 
it  had  been  so  long  acquiesced  in,  to  carry  it  out  in  good 
faith  rather  than  expose  the  country  to  renewed  sectional 
agitation;  and  hence,  in  August,  1848,  he  offered  an  amend- 
ment to  the  Oregon  bill,  extending  the  Missouri  compromise 
line  to  the  Pacific  coast,  thus  prohibiting  slavery  in  all  the 
territory  north  of  the  parallel  of  36  deg.  30  min.,  and  by 
implication  tolerating  it  south  of  that  line.  This  amendment 
was  adopted  by  the  Senate  by  a  large  majority,  receiving  the 
support  of  every  southern  and  several  northern  senators, 
but  was  defeated  in  the  House  by  nearly  a  sectional  vote. 
This  action  of  the  House  of  Representatives,  which  Mr. 
Douglas  regarded  as  a  practical  repudiation  of  the  principle 
of  the  Missouri  compromise,  together  with  the  refusal  of  the 
Senate  to  prohibit  slavery  in  all  the  territories,  gave  rise  to 
the  sectional  agitation  of  1849-50,  which  was  temporarily 
quieted  by  the  legislation  known  as  the  "compromise  measures 
of  1850"  the  most  famous  of  which  was  the  fugitive-slave 
law  (see  Clay,  Henry,  vol.  I,  page  644)-  Mr.  Douglas 
strongly  supported  these  measures,  the  first  four  having  been 
originally  reported  by  him  from  the  committee  on  territories. 
The  two  others,  including  the  fugitive-slave  law,  were  added 
by  the  committee  of  thirteen,  and  the  measures  were  re- 
ported back  to  its  chairman,  Henry  Clay.  On  his  return  to 
Chicago,  the  city  council  passed  resolutions  denouncing  him 


as  a  traitor,  and  the  measures  as  violations  of  the  law  of 
God  and  the  Constitution;  enjoining  the  city  police  to  dis- 
regard the  laws,  and  urging  the  citizens  not  to  obey  them. 
The  next  evening  a  large  meeting  of  citizens  was  held,  at 
which  it  was  resolved  to  "defy  death,  the  dungeon  and  the 
grave,"  in  resistance  to  the  execution  of  the  law.  Mr.  Douglas 
immediately  appeared  upon  the  stand,  and  announced  that  on 
the  following  evening  he  would  speak  at  the  same  place  in 
defence  of  his  course.  Accordingly,  on  Oct.  23,  he  defended 
the  entire  series  of  measures  in  a  speech  in  which  he  defined 
their  principles  as  follows:  "These  measures  are  predicted 
upon  the  great  fundamental  principle  that  every  people  ought 
to  possess  the  right  of  framing  and  regulating  their  own  in- 
ternal concerns  and  domestic  institutions  in  their  own 
way.  .  .  .  These  things  are  all  confided  by  the  Constitu- 
tion to  each  state  to  decide  for  itself,  and  I  know  of  no  reason 
why  the  same  principle  should  not  be  extended  to  the  terri- 
tories." This  constituted  the  celebrated  doctrine  of  "Popular 
Sovereignty."  sometimes  called  by  its  opponents  "squatter 
sovereignty"  (see  Butts,  Isaac).  At  the  close  of  the  speech 
the  meeting  unanimously  resolved  to  sustain  all  the  com- 
promise measures,  including  the  fugitive-slave  law,  and  on 
the  following  evening  the  common  council  repealed  their 
nullifying  resolutions  by  a  vote  of  twelve  to  one.  In  Decem- 
ber, 1853,  Mr.  Douglas  reported  his  celebrated  bill  to  organize 
the  territories  of  Kansas  and  Nebraska,  which  formed  the 
issues  upon  which  the  Democratic  and  Republican  parties 
became  arrayed  against  each  other.  The  passage  of  this  bill 
caused  intense  excitement  in  the  non-slaveholders'  states,  and 
Mr.  Douglas,  as  its  author  was  bitterly  denounced.  He  said 
that  he  travelled  from  Washington  to  Chicago  by  the  light  of 
his  own  burning  effigies.  The  controversy  turned  upon  the 
following  provision  repealing  the  Missouri  compromise: 
"Which,  being  inconsistent  with  the  principle  of  non-inter- 
vention by  Congress  with  slavery  in  the  states  and  territories, 
as  recognized  by  the  legislation  of  1850  (commonly  called 
the  compromise  measures)  is  hereby  declared  inoperative  and 
void;  it  being  the  true  intent  and  meaning  of  this  act  not  to 
legislate  slavery  into  any  territory  or  state,  nor  to  exclude  it 
therefrom,  but  to  leave  the  people  thereof  perfectly  free  to 
form  and  regulate  their  domestic  institutions  in  their  own 
way,  subject  only  to  the  Constitution  of  the  United  States." 
In  the  Congressional  session  of  1857-58  he  denounced  and 
opposed  the  Lecompton  constitution  on  the  ground  that  "it 
was  not  the  act  of  the  people  of  Kansas  and  did  not  embody 
their  will." 

Mr.  Douglas  was  remarkably  successful  in  promoting  the 
inteiests  of  his  own  state  during  his  Congressional  career. 
In  1848  he  introduced  the  passage  of  the  bill  granting  to  the 
state  of  Illinois  the  alternate  sections  of  land  along  the  line 
of  the  Illinois  Central  railroad,  which  so  largely  contributed 
to  developing  the  resources  and  restoring  the  credit  of  the 
state.  He  was  one  of  the  earliest  and  warmest  advocates  of  a 
railroad  to  the  Pacific.  In  foreign  policy  he  opposed  the 
treaty  with  England  limiting  the  territory  of  Oregon  to  the 
forty-ninth  parallel.  He  also  opposed  the  Trist  peace  treaty 
with  Mexico.  He  opposed  the  ratification  of  the  Clayton- 
Bulwer  treaty,  chiefly  because  it  pledged  the  faith  of  the 
United  States  never  to  annex,  colonize,  or  exercise  dominion 
over  any  part  of  Central  America.  He  maintained  that  the 
isthmus  routes  must  be  kept  open  as  highways  to  the  American 
possessions  on  the  Pacific;  that  the  time  would  come  when  the 
United  States  would  be  compelled  to  occupy  Central  America; 



and  declared  that  he  would  never  pledge  the  faith  of  the 
republic  not  do  in  the  future  what  its  interests  and  safety 
might  require.  He  also  declared  himself  in  favor  of  the 
acquisition  of  Cuba  whenever  it  could  be  obtained  consist- 
ently with  the  laws  of  nations  and  the  honor  of  the  United 

In  1855  he  introduced  a  bill  for  the  relief  of  the  United 
States  Supreme  Court,  giving  circuit  court  powers  to  the  dis- 
trict courts,  requiring  all  the  district  judges  in  each  circuit 
court  to  meet  once  a  year  as  an  intermediate  court  of  appeals 
under  the  presidence  of  a  justice  of  the  supreme  court,  and 
providing  for  appeals  from  the  district  courts  to  these  inter- 
mediate courts,  and  thence  to  the  supreme  court,  in  cases  in- 
volving large  amounts.  In  1857  he  declared  that  the  only 
solution  of  the  Mormon  question  in  Utah  was  to  "repeal  the 
organic  act  absolutely  and  unconditionally,  blotting  out  of 
existence  the  territorial  government,  and  bringing  Utah  under 
the  sole  and  exclusive  jurisdiction  of  the  United  States." 

In  1858  and  again  in  i860,  he  visited  the  Southern  states, 
and  made  many  speeches.  Everywhere  he  boldly  denied  the 
right  of  secession,  and  maintained  that,  while  this  was  a  union 
of  sovereign  states  independent  of  all  local  matters,  they  were 
bound  together  in  an  indissoluble  compact  by  the  Constitution, 
which  established  a  national  government  inherently  possessing 
all  powers  essential  to  its  own  preservation.  During  the  ex- 
citing session  of  1860-61,  Mr.  Douglas,  as  a  member  of  the 
committee  of  thirteen,  and  on  the  floor  of  the  Senate,  labored 
incessantly  to  avert  civil  war  by  any  reasonable  measures  of 
adjustment,  but  at  the  beginning  of  hostilities  he  threw  the 
whole  weight  of  his  influence  in  behalf  of  the  Union,  and 
gave  Mr.  Lincoln's  administration  an  unfaltering  support. 
In  public  speeches  he  denounced  secession  as  crime  and  mad- 
ness, and  declared  that,  in  the  new  system  of  resistance  by 
the  sword  and  bayonet  the  result  of  the  ballot-box  shall  pre- 
vail in  this  country,  "the  history  of  the  United  States  is  already 
written  in  the  history  of  Mexico."  He  said  that  "no  one  could 
be  a  true  Democrat  without  being  a  patriot."  In  an  address 
to  the  Legislature  of  Illinois,  delivered  at  its  unanimous  re- 
quest, he  urged  the  oblivion  of  all  party  differences,  and  ap- 
pealed to  his  political  friends  and  opponents  to  unite  in  sup- 
port of  the  government.  In  a  letter  dictated  for  publication 
during  his  last  illness,  he  said  that  but  one  course  was  left 
for  patriotic  men,  and  that  was  to  sustain  the  government 
against  all  assailants.  On  his  deathbed  his  last  coherent  words 
expressed  an  ardent  wish  for  the  preservation  of  the  Union, 
and  his  dying  message  to  his  sons  was  to  "obey  the  laws  and 
uphold  the  Constitution." 

Mr.  Douglas  was  somewhat  below  the  middle  height,  but 
strongly  built,  and  capable  of  great  mental  and  physical  exer- 
tion. He  was  a  ready  and  powerful  speaker,  discarding  orna- 
ment in  favor  of  simplicity  and  strength.  Few  equaled  him  in 
personal  influence  over  the  masses  of  the  people,  and  none 
inspired  more  devoted  friendship.  While  considering  it  the 
duty  of  Congress  to  protect  the  rights  of  the  slave-holding 
states,  he  was  opposed  to  slavery  itself.  His  first  wife  was 
the  only  child  of  a  large  slave-holder,  who,  in  his  last  will 
provided  that,  if  Mrs.  Douglas  should  die  without  issue,  all 
her  slaves  should  be  freed  and  removed  to  Liberia  at  the  ex- 
pense of  her  estate,  saying  further  that  this  provision  was 
in  accordance  with  the  wishes  of  Judge  Douglas,  who  would 
not  consent  to  own  a  slave.  He  married  April  7,  1847,  Martha, 
daughter  of  Col.  Robert  Martin,  of  Rockingham  county, 
N.  C,  by  whom  he  had  three  children,  two  of  whgm,  Robert 



M.,  and  Stephen  A.,  both  lawyers,  are  Hving  (1887).  She 
died  Jan.  19,  1853.  He  married  Nov.  20,  1856,  Adele,  daughter 
of  James  Madison  Cutts,  of  Washington,  D.  C,  who  is  now 
the  wife  of  Gen.  Robert  Williams,  U.  S.  A.  The  spot  on  the 
bank  of  Lake  Michigan  in  Chicago  that  Mr.  Douglas  had 
reserved  for  his  future  home  was  bought  from  his  widow  by 
the  state,  and  there  his  remains  lie  under  a  magnificent  monu- 
ment begun  by  private  subscriptions  and  completed  by  the 
state  of  Illinois.  It  is  surmounted  by  a  statue  executed  by- 
Leonard  Volk.  His  life  was  written  by  James  W.  Sheehan 
(New  York,  i860,)  and  by  Henry  M.  Flint  (Philadelphia, 


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Mrs.  Robert  Williams,  wife  of  the  general  of  that  name, 
has  had  a  romantic  and  interesting  life  and  has  been  blessed 
with  numerous  homes  which  are  all  historic  and  famous.  Mrs. 
Williams  was,  previously,  the  wife  of  Stephen  A.  Douglas. 

When  she  was  a  girl  she  was  known  in  Washington  as 
"beautiful  Addie  Cutts."  Her  grandmother  was  a  sister  of 
President  Madison's  lovely  wife,  and  her  father,  James  Madison 
Cutts,  was  second  comptroller  of  the  treasury,  while  her  mother 
was  a  Maryland  belle  and  beauty.  Adele  Cutts,  now  Mrs. 
WilHams,  was  born  in  the  Cutts  home,  a  stuccoed  house  on 
H  street  and  Lafayette  square,  built  early  in  the  present 
century.  When  she  was  a  baby  her  parents  moved  to  an- 
other house.  The  homestead  was  taken  by  President  Madi- 
son on  a  mortgage  and  after  his  death  his  widow  lived 
in  it.     It  is  always  spoken  of  as  the  Dolly  Madison  house, 


its  first  owner,  who  lived  in  it  longest,  rarely  being  mentioned. 
it  is  now  the  home  of  the  Cosmos  club. 

When  Adele  Cutts  entered  society  she  became  a  belle 
on  account  of  her  beauty  and  brilliancy.  Stephen  A.  Doug- 
las, the  young  senator  from  Illinois,  wooed  and  won  her. 
They  went  to  live  in  a  gray,  grouted  brick  house  in  a  walled 
and  terraced  garden,  a  quaint  old  house,  once  a  country 
place.  Twenty-one  years  ago  two  houses  were  made  of 
this  and  the  grounds  covered  with  new  buildings.  Soon 
after  his  marriage  Senator  Douglas  built  a  new  home — a 
large,  plain  brick  house  with  a  ball  room  at  the  back.  Dur- 
ing the  war  it  was  used  as  a  hospital  and  is  now  the  home 
of  Cardinal  Satolli.  When  Stephen  A.  Douglas  died  his 
wife  and  family  went  back  to  the  old  house,  the  gray  one  in 
the  terraced  garden,  to  live. 

After  the  war  closed  Mrs.  Douglas  married  Gen.  Robert 
Williams.  It  was  a  love  match  and  they  were  a  handsome 
couple.  Soon  after  the  wedding  he  was  sent  west  and  they 
divided  their  time  between  Fort  Leavenworth,  Omaha  and 
Chicago  until  about  five  years  ago,  when  they  went  to 
Washington,  Gen-.  Williams  having  retired.  They  took  a 
new  and  handsome  house  on  Hillyer  place,  unpacked  treas- 
ured pictures  and  books  stored  because  they  were  too  heavy 
to  carry  around  the  country  and  stayed  there  a  couple  of 
years.     At  present  they  are  in  another  house.       • 

There  are  six  children  in  the  family — three  boys  and 
three  girls.  The  eldest  son  is  in  the  navy  and  the  youngest 
went  west  the  other  day  to  try  his  luck  at  making  a  fortune. 
Two  daughters  are  in  society  and  are  very  popular.  One  is 
a  striking  brunette,  the  other  a  pure  blonde  with  a  fine  com- 
plexion and  masses  of  golden  hair.  The  baby  of  the  family 
is  14  and  promises  to  be  a  second  edition  of  her  mother. 
Mrs.  Williams  has  not  changed  much  these  years.  Her 
.  heavy  dark  hair  is  lightly  touched  with  gray  and  she  wears 

it  combed  plainly  back  as  when  she  .was  a  girl.  Her  large, 
dark  eyes  are  kindly  and  show  her  gentle  disposition.  Her 
head  is  finely  poised  and,  although  she  is  a  quiet  dresser, 
she  has  a  stately  air  about  her  which  makes  strangers  pause 
to  look  at  her  again  and  ask  who  she  is. 

She  has  many  treasures  in  her  home.  There  are  a  num- 
ber of  family  portraits  and  some  rare  old  china,  one  set 
being  of  white  sprayed  in  green  which  was  used  by  her 
grandmother.  Quaint  chairs  and  inlaid  tables,  one  of  them 
having  the  portraits  of  Italian  poets  on  it,  marbles  and  bric- 
a-brac  make  her  home  a  beautiful  one. 

m.  HON.  DANIEL  FISKE  (Daniel,  Benjamin,  John,  John,  Phinehas, 
Thomas,  Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Relioboth,  Mass.,  Apr.  28, 
1753;  m.  in  Cranston  Apr.  13,  1785,  Freelove  Knight,  dau.  of  Stephen  and  Mary 
(Manchester)  Knight,  b.  Jan.  21,  1766.  She  m.  for  2d  husband  a  man  by  the  name 
of  Thomas;  d.  May  20,  1819.  He  was  a  member  of  the  Rhode  Island  Legislature; 
d.  May  5,  1810;  res.  Scituatc,  R.  I. 

1393-     ix.       DAVID,  b.  about  1763;  m.  Faith  Doty. 
X.       ANNA,  b.  Aug.  6,  1773. 

1394.  i.         RHODA,  b.  Nov.  20,  1786;  d.  unm.  July  13,  1872. 

1395.  ii.        CELIA,  b.  Feb.  17,  1788;  m.  Nov.  16,  1815,  Stephen  Burlingame, 

of  Scituate.  She  d.  May  7,  1859.  Ch.:  all  (probably)  born  in 
Coventry,  R.  I.:  i,  Dilly,  b.  Jan.  6,  1817;  d.  Jan.  27,  1820.  2, 
Stephen,  b.  Dec.  3,  1819;  d.  Nov.  15,  1890;  m.  Oct.  30,  1841, 
Elsie  Maria  Tillinghast,  b.  Jan.  3,  1820;  d.  May  20,  1884,  (3  ch.), 
dau.  of  Pardon  and  Sarah  (Waite)  Tillinghast  of  Killingly, 
Conn.  Colonel  Stephen  (7)  Burlingame  (Stephen  (6),  Ebenezer 
(5),  Stephen  (4),  Ballingston  (3),  John  (2),  Roger  (i),),  son  of 
Stephen  and  (Celia  Fiske)  Burlingame,  was  born  in  Killingly, 


Conn.,  Dec.  3,  1819.  When  he  was  three  years  of  age  his  par- 
ents moved  to  the  old  Burlingame  homestead  in  Coventry,  R. 
I.,  where  he  passed  his  boyhood  and  early  manhood.  He  en- 
joyed the  advantages  which  the  common  schools  had  to  give, 
and  as  he  showed  a  peculiar  aptitude  for  military  affairs  he 
was  proffered  a  cadetship  at  West  Point,  but  the  death  of  his 
father  made  it  necessary  for  him  to  abandon  his  cherished 
desires,  and  at  the  age  of  eighteen  he  took  his  father's  place 
at  the  head  of  the  family  and  managed  a  large  estate  success- 
fully. At  the  age  of  seventeen  he  joined  the  militia  as  pri- 
vate. He  was  promoted  in  1837  to  sergeant,  1838  to  lieuten- 
ant, 1841  to  captain,  1841  to  lieutenant-colonel,  and  subse- 
quently colonel,  when  he  was  twenty-one  years  old.  He  was 
in  command  during  the  state  embroglio  entitled  the  Dorr 
war,  "being  active  in  the  field  for  the  suppression  of  the  re- 
bellion. He  was  a  firm  disciplinarian,  and  conspicuous  for  his 
athletic  build.  About  1857  he,  with  his  family,  moved  to 
East  Greenwich,  R.  I.,  and  became  associated  with  the  Provi- 
dence Conference  Seminary,  and  was  one  of  its  staunchest 
friends  and  supporters.  He  held  various  town  offices,  and  in 
1868-9  represented  his  district  in  the  Rhode  Island  Senate. 
Having  a  mechanical  turn  of  mind  he  made  several  valuable 
inventions,  among  which  may  be  mentioned  a  packing  for 
steam  pipes,  which  has  been  in  universal  use  for  thirty  years, 
a  method  by  which  illuminating  gas  is  manufactured  in  one- 
fifth  of  the  time  formerly  required;  a  system  of  sewerage,  and 
other  minor  inventions,  all  of  which  are  in  common  use  at  the 
present  time  in  their  respective  spheres  of  practicability. 
Colonel  Burlingame  was  a  quiet  man,  thoughtful  and  reflective 
in  disposition,  conscientious  and  upright  in  character.  He 
was  deacon  of  the  Baptist  Church  many  years.  On  Oct.  30, 
1841,  he  married  Miss  Elsie  Maria  Tillinghast,  who  died  May 
20,  1884,  by  whom  he  had  three  daughters,  Anne  Eliza,  Adeline 
King  and  Sarah  Maria.  In  1888  he  was  married  to  Miss  Ruth 
M.  Spencer.  He  died  Nov.  15,  1890,  at  East  Greenwich,  and 
is  interred  in  the  family  burying  ground  at  that  place.  3  ch., 
all  born  in  Coventry,  R.  I.:  a,  Anne  Eliza  Burlingame,  b.  Sept. 
20,  1842;  m.  Aug.  21,  1865,  Charles  Edwin  Guild,  son  of  Har- 
mon  and    ( )    Guild   of  Attleboro,    Mass.;    no   children; 

d.  Feb.  I,  1885,  at  East  Greenwich,  R.  I.  b,  Adeline  King 
Burlingame,  b.  Aug.  11,  1845;  m.  Aug.,  1866,  Wilfred  Parkins 
Taylor,  b.  Lowell,  Mass.,  1839,  d.  Lowell,  Mass.,  Sept.  i,  1887, 
son  of  Peter  and  Catharine  (Burbank)  Taylor,  of  Lowell, 
Mass.;  ch. :  Harry  Burlingame  Taylor,  b.  Sept.  19,  1867,  in 
Lowell,  Mass.;  Alice  Burnette  Taylor,  b.  in  Lowell,  Mass., 
May  8,  1871;  d.  Bethlehem,  N.  H.,  Sept.,  1875;  res.  Lowell, 
Mass.  c,  Sarah  Maria  Burlingame,  b.  Feb.  10,  1854;  n^-  Dec. 
12,  1877,  Prentiss  Webster,  b.  in  Lowell,  Mass.,  May  24,  185 1, 
son  of  Mai.  Wm.  Prentiss  and  Susan  (Hildreth)  Webster. 
Prentiss  (7)  Webster  (Wm.  (6)  Prentiss,  Humphrey  (5),  Israel 
(4),  John  (3),  John  (2),  Thomas  (ii)  was  born  in  Lowell, 
Mass.,  May  24,  185 1.  He  was  graduated  from  the  Lowell  pub- 
lic schools,  and  fitted  for  Harvard  College.  In  1869  he  went 
to  Germany  with  his  father,  who  had  received  the  appointment 
of  Consul  General  of  the  United  States  at  Frankfort-on-the- 
Main.  He  there  attended  the  University  of  Heidelberg,  and 
subsequently  the  University  of  Strassburg,  from  which  institu- 
tion he  was  graduated.  In  1873  he  was  appointed  United 
States  Consul  at  Mayence  in  Germany,  which  position  he  held 
until  1877,  when  he  resigned  to  return  to  Massachusetts  in 
order  to  pursue  the  study  of  the  law.  While  in  Europe  he 
traveled  extensively,  and  familiarized  himself  with  the  German 
and  French  languages.     In  1880  he  was  admitted  to  the  bar, 


and  since  that  time  has  been  in  active  practice  with  offices 
in  Lowell  and  in  Boston.  He  has  written  extensively  for  the 
pi-ess  and  law  magazines,  and  in  1890  published  a  work  known 
as  the  "Law  of  Citizenship,"  and  m  1895  published  the  "Law  of 
Naturalization;"  also  a  genealogy  of  "One  Branch  of  the 
Webster  Family."  He  was  for  several  years  a  member  of  the 
City  Hall  Commission  of  the  city  of  Lowell,  and  published  its 
reports.  In  1895  he  received  the  degree  of  A.  M.  from  Dart- 
mouth College.  Ch.,  all  born  in  Lowell,  Mass.:  Susan  Hil- 
dreth  Webster,  b.  Jan.  2,  1879.  Adiline  Burlingame  Webster, 
b.  Mar.  18.  1883;  d.  Feb.  28,  1887,  in  Lowell.  Prentiss  Bur- 
lingame Webster,  b.  Jan.  6,  1885;  d.  Sept.  15,  1885,  in  Lowell. 
Helen  Burlingame  Webster,  b.  June  13,  1886.  Dorothy  Web- 
ster, b.  Nov.  23,  1888;  res.  Lowell,  Mass.  3,  Celia,  b.  July  23. 
1821;  d.  about  1851;  m.  Jason  Vaughn;  4  ch.  4,  George,  b. 
Oct.  2,  1823;  d.  Nov.  19,  1870;  m.  Susan  Rebecca  Fiske,  dau. 
of  Arnold  and  Susan  (Miller)  Fiske;  2  ch.  5,  Cynthia,  b.  Oct. 
24,  18:5;  m.  Job  Burgess:  i  ch. ;  res.  Moosup  Valley,  R.  L  6, 
Susan,  b.  Mar.  21,  1828;  d.  about  1849;  m.  Smith  Gallup;  no 

1396.  iii.       STEPHEN  K.,  b.  Apr.  26,  1789;  m.  IMercy  Burlingame. 

1397.  iv.       ISAAC,  b.  Mar.  4,  1792;  m.  Nabby  Henry. 

1398.  V.        HARDIN,  b.  Mar.  4,  1795;  rn.  Rhoda  Orswell. 

1399.  vi.       BETSEY,  b.  July  7,  1798;  d.  Feb.  27.  1819. 

1400.  vii.      ARNOLD,  b.  July  26,  1802;  m.  Susan  R.  Miller. 

778.  JONATHAN  FISK  (John,  Benjamin,  John,  John,  Phinehas,  Thomas, 
Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Rhode  Island  in  1738;  m.  there 
Barbara  Brown.     Res.  Providence,  R.  I. 

1401.  i.         ABRAHAM,  b.  1762;  m.  Elizabeth  Arnold. 

1402.  ii.       JACOB,  b.  1774;  m.  Sarah  Van  Dreser. 

1403.  iii.       JAMES,  b.  Dec.  9,  1777;  m.  Sally  Chapman. 

1404.  iv.       ISAAC,  b.  ;  m. and  hal  Cynthia,  Lavinia, 

Polly.  William  and  John. 

1405.  V.        JONATHAN  K.,  b.  ;  m.  • and  Mrs.   Anna 


1406.  vi.       JABISH,  b.  Jan.  25,   1781;  m.  Polly  Wilkinson. 

1407.  vii.      ROBY,   b.   ;    m.   Tappin    R.   Johnson.     She   d.    in   Niles, 


1408.  viii.    :\L\RIBA,  b.  ;  m.  M.  H.  Fairservice.     She  d.  in  Summit, 

Wis.  Ch. :  Harriet  Fairservice  Parks,  Frances  Fairservice 
Leavitt,  Agnes  Fairservice  Alden,  Mary  Fairservice  Lush, 
Marshal  Fairservice  Reed,  and  of  the  descendants  of  these 
iiccurate  information  can  be  obtained  from  Judge  Warham 
Parks,  Oconomowoc.  Wis.,  and  Miss  Delia  Leavitt,  Summit, 

779.  PELEG  FISKE  (John,  Benjamin,  John,  John,  Fhinehas,  Thomas, 
Robert,  Simon,  Simon.  William,  Symond),  b.  Scituate,  R.  I.,  Jan.  24,  1740;  m.  in 
Cranston,  R.  I.,  May  i,  1763,  Lydia  Sheldon,  dau.  of  Capt.  Philip  of  Cranston. 
He  was  a  justice  of  the  peace  for  years,  and  member  of  the  Legislature.  He  d. 
May  30,  1808;  res.  Scituate,  R.  I. 

1409.  i.         PELEG.  b.  Apr.  25,  1769;  m.  Orpha  Knight. 

780.  DR.  CALEB  FISKE  (John,  Benjamin,  John,  John,  Phinehas,  Thomas, 
Robert,  Simon,  Simcn,  William,  Symond),  b.  Scituate,  R.  I.,  Jan.  24,  1753;  m.  in 
Providence,  June  24,  1776,  Mary  Manchester,  b.  1753,  d.  Nov.  i,  1817.  Caleb,  a 
physician,  was  president  of  State  Medical  Society,  and  appointed  a  justice  in  Court 
of  Common  Pleas,  1780.  He  is  said  to  have  been  surgeon  in  the  Continental  army 
(see  Brown  University  Graduates).  Dr.  Caleb  was  fortunate  in  money 
matters,  and  liked  a  good  mortgage.  Some  farmers  were  debating  the  all-irn- 
portant  question  whether  the  old  lady's  apron  in  the  moon  was  or  was  not  a  bit 
of  good  land,  and  when  the  debate  waxed  warm  they  decided  to  leave  it  in  this 
way — to  search  the  land   record,   and  if  any  there  was.   then   Doctor   Fiske  must 


needs  have  a  mortgage  of  it.  He  was  versed  in  law  as  well  as  physic.  I  think, 
too,  I  have  heard  of  his  wearing  the  ermine  with  as  much  grace  as  he  was  wont 
to  handle  the  scalpel.     He  d.  Oct.  4,  1834;  res.  Scituate  and  Fiskville,  R.  I. 

1410.  ii.        PHILIP  M.,  b.  Mar.  2,  1782;  m.  Eliza  Andrews  Taylor. 

141 1.  iii.       MARY,  b.   1788;   m.   Aug.   5,    181 1,  James   Le  Baron.     He  was 

b.  in  Plymouth,  Mass.,  1780;  d.  in  Brooklyn,  N.  Y.,  in  1856. 
She  d.  in  Fiskville,  R.  I.,  in  Dec,  1825.  Ch. :  i,  Harriett  E., 
b.  Aug.  21,  1815;  m.  May  7,  1833,  Geo.  Lawton  Willard,  b. 
Sept.  II,  1808,  d.  Apr.  16,  1888.  She  d.  July  29,  1881.  Ch.: 
I,  James  Le  B.  Willard,  b.  Mar.  i,  1834;  m.  at  Huntington,  L. 
I.,  May  9,  i860,  Mary  Bryar,  b.  Dec.  28,  1839;  s.  p.  He  is  a 
merchant  in  New  York  City  at  43  Leonard  street.  2,  Chas. 
Frederick,  b.  Feb.  23,  1836;  m.  Mary  C.  Moore  May  20,  1863. 
3.  Wm.  Henry,  b.  Aug.  14,  1841;  d.  June  10,  1842;  unm.  4, 
Mary  LeBaron,  b.  Dec.  2,  1844;  d.  Apr.  29,  1851;  unm.  5,  Edward 
Augustus,  b.  May  28,  1846;  m.  Caroline  H.  Sands  Feb.  2,  1869. 
6,  Harriett,  b.  Oct.  11,  1847;  d.  Apr.  30,  1851;  unm.  7,  George 
L.,  b.  July  31,  1849;  d.  Apr.  29,  1851;  unm.  8,  Francis  Arthur, 
b.  Aug.  6,  1851;  d.  Jan.  12,  1895;  unm.  9,  Annie  Louise,  b. 
Jan.  28,  1853;  unm.  10,  Henry  Bradford,  b.  June  28,  1855;  m. 
Mary  S.  Hatch  June  6,  1883.  11,  Gordon  Lewis,  b.  Aug.  6, 
1857;  d.  Mar.  14,  1861;  unm. 

1412.  i.         ABBY,  b.  ;  m.  Cyrus  Harris,  b.  ;  d.  ;  m.  2d, 

Caleb  Williams. 

1413.  iv.       ELIZABETH,  b.   1780;  d.   May  17,   1799.     "She  was  engaging, 

affable  and  dignified  in  her  manners."     [Alden's  Epitaphs.] 

1414.  V.        HARRIETT,  b.  ;  m.  Caleb  Ray. 

782.     JOB   FISK   (Job,   Benjamin,  John,  John,    Phinehas,   Thomas,   Robert, 

Simon,   Simon,  William,   Symond),  b.   Scituate,   R.   I.,  July  29,    1747;  m.  

.     He  d.  in  B.;  res.  in  R.  I.  and  Booneville,  N.  Y. 

1415.  i.        JAMES,  b.  1771;  m.  Phoebe  Leach,  Frances  Leach  and  Eleanor 


1416.  ii.        THOM.A.S,  b.  ;  m.  Waite  Manchester. 

1417.  iii.       JOB,  b. ;  m.  Dewev. 

1418.  iv.      JEREMIAH,  b.  in  1788;  m.  Mary  Manchester. 

1419.  V.        ALTHEA,  b.  July  25,  1778;  m.  June  28.   1803,  Hezekiah  Jones, 

Jr.,  b.  in  Pittsfield,  Mass.,  July  13,  1776;  d.  in  Lee,  N.  Y.  She 
d.  Aug.  8,  1874.  Ch. :  i,  Betsy  Maria,  b.  Jan.  i,  1804;  m.  Sept 
I,  1824;  d.  Feb.  23,  1892.  2,  Harry,  b.  Aug.  24,  1805;  m.  Mar. 
6,  1837;  d.  Sept.  27,  1870.  3,  Hannah,  b.  Jan.  12,  1807;  d.  Dec. 
I,  1809.  4,  Seymour,  b.  Dec.  12,  1808;  d.  May  19,  1809.  5, 
Ann,  b.  May  30,  1810;  m.  Mar.  16,  1833;  d.  Feb.  23,  1892.  6, 
Lucy,  b.  Mar.  16,  1812;  m.  May  10,  1835,  Charles  Wheelock, 
b.  Dec.  14,  1812;  d.  Jan.  21,  1865;  res.  Booneville,  N.  Y.     Ch. : 

1,  Althea,  b.  June  29,  1837;  m.  June  2j,  i860;  d.  May  23,  1863. 

2,  Wrexiville,  b.  Sept.  23,  1839;  d.  June  27,  1841.  3,  Morton 
D.  Wheelock,  b.  May  8,  1841;  m.  1861;  res.  North  Adams, 
Mass.  4,  Helen  M.  Clark,  b.  Feb.  12,  1843;  m-  Oct.  8,  1872; 
res.  600  Macon  street,  Brooklyn,  N.  Y.  5,  Herbert  M. 
Wheelock,  b.  Nov.  3,  1845;  m.  1883;  res.  Cayuga,  Cayuga  Co., 
N.  Y.  6,  Forrest  J.  Wheelock.  b.  Aug.  28,  1856;  m.  May  12, 
1886;  res.   Booneville,  Oneida  Co.,   N.   Y. 

785.  JEREMIAH  FISK  (Job,  Benjamin,  John,  John,  Phinehas,  Thomas, 
Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Scituate  in  Rhode  Island  in  1731;  m. 

in  Swansey,  Mass.,  Sept.  7,  1758,  Rebekah  Pierce,  dau.  of  Pierce,  b.  Nov. 

26,  1741,  d.  April  27,  1817.  He  was  born  in  Rhode  Island,  married  there  and 
soon  afterwards  moved  to  another  town  in  that  state.  He  had  five  children  and 
all  his  life  followed  farming.  He  lived  to  be  over  ninety  years  of  age,  as  did  his 
brothers  and  sisters.     He  d.  Mar.  13,  1823;  res.  Scituate,  R.  I. 

"Seeing  your  name  'Pierce'  makes  me  think  of  hearing  my  father,  Jeremiah, 
say  that  in  some  way  he  was  connected  to  Clothier  Pierce  who  had  some  local 
fame  as  a  revolutionary  soldier." 


1420.  i.        JEREMIAH,  b.  Sept.  29,  1766;  m.  Elizabeth  Green. 

1421.  ii.       PRUDENCE,    b.    in    1761;    m.    Daniel    Coomer;    res.    Cheshire, 

Mass.  She  d.  Mar.  6,  1845.  Prudence  was  married  to  a  man 
in  Cheshire,  Mass.,  by  the  name  of  Franklin,  when  twenty 
years  old;  she  lived  with  him  forty  years.  She  then  lived  single 
ten  years,  then  married  a  man  in  the  same  vicinity  by  the 
name  of  Dea  Coomer,  and  lived  with  him  twenty  years.  He 
died  leaving  her,  ninety  years  old,  in  the  hands  of  his  grand- 
children, who  treated  her  shamefully.  Her  nephew,  Richmond, 
was  informed  of  it  by  the  selectmen  of  the  town  where  she 
lived,  and  he  went  and  brought  her  away,  and  took  care  of  her 
to  her  death,  when  she  was  in  her  ninety-sixth  year. 

I42i34-iii-       MIAL,  b. ,  1763;  m. ^ . 

1421^. iv.       AARON,  b. .     Said  to  have  moved  to  Vermont. 

I42i^.v.        MOSES,  b.  in  Rhode  Island,  1759;  m. . 

790.     NOAH    FISKE    (Noah,    Benjamin,    John,    John,    Phinehas,    Thomas, 
Robert,  Simon,   Simon,  William,   Symond),   b.   in  Scituate  about   1743;   m.  there 
He  d.  in  S. ;  res.  Scituate,  R.  I. 

1422.  i.         NOAH,  b. ;  m. 

791.  MOSES  FISKE  (Noah,  Benjamin,  John,  John,  Phinehas,  Thomas,  Rob- 
ert, Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  - — — ^;  m.  Huldah  .     He  d.  Nov. 

22,  1816;  res.  Scituate,  R.  I. 

1423.  i.         RICHARD,  b. . 

1424.  ii.        STEPHEN,  b.  Jan.  14,  1784;  m.  Joanna  Colegrove. 

1425.  iii.       ROBERT,  b.  .     He  was  a  farmer  and  in  1845  resided  near 

Cleveland,  O.,  fortj'  miles  from  there. 

792.  AARON    FISKE    (Noah,    Benjamin,   John,   John,    Phinehas,   Thomas, 

Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  in  Rhode  Island;  m. ; 

res.  Scituate,   R.   I. 

1426.  i.        AARON,  b.  — — ■. 

1427.  ii.        MOSES,  b.  . 

1428.  iii.       JEREMIAH,  b.  .     Rev.  E.  Fiske,  Auburn,  N.  Y.,  gt.  gr. 

son  of  nis. 

794.  REV.  ICHABOD  EBENEZER  FISKE  (Ebenezer,  Ebenezer,  John, 
John,  Phinehas,  Thomas,  Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  New 
Milford,  Conn.,  Oct.  19,  1747;  m.  at  Middletown,  Conn.,  Aug.  16,  1773.  Eleanor 
Roberts,  b.  Middletown,  Conn..  Sept.  24,  1750;"  d.  Isle  La  Mott,  Vt.,  July  16,  1839. 
Ichabod  E.  was  born  in  New  Milford,  Conn.,  and  moved  with  his  parents  to  what 
is  now  Southington,  Conn.,  graduated  at  Yale  College  in  1770.  At  the  breaking 
out  of  the  Revolutionary  War  he  resided  in  Poultney,  Vt.  He  went  to  Isle  La 
Mott,  Vt,  in  Lake  Champlain,  in  1788.  He  was  a  surveyor  at  this  time  and  sur- 
veyed the  Isle  and  taught  the  first  school  there  before  1802.  He  was  ordained 
a  minister  in  the  P.  E.  Church,  was  the  author  of  an  English  grammar  in  verse, 
and  died  the  rector  of  a  parish  in  Macon,  Ga.,  where  he  was  buried.  He  went 
south  for  his  health. 

He  graduated  at  Yale  College  with  first  honors,  and  soon  after  his  marriage 
was  settled  at  Poultney,  Vt,  as  pastor  of  a  Presbyterian  church.  While  residing 
there  he  lost  his  property  and  a  very  valuable  library  by  fire.  He  soon  after  gave 
up  preaching  and  followed  teaching  and  surveying. 

From  later  information  it  is  learned  that  he  died  at  the  Indian  Agency,  now 
Crawford  County,  Ga.,  and  lies  buried  on  the  east  side  of  Flint  River  near  the 
site  of  the  old  agency.  When  he  first  went  to  Georgia  he  settled  at  St.  Marys 
and  was  the  rector  there,  taught  school  and  published  an  English  grammar  in 
verse.  He  was  a  classmae  in  college  with  Col.  Hawkins,  the  Indian  agent,  who, 
hearing  of  him  at  St.  Marys  invited  him  to  the  agency,  which  was  at  that  time  at 
Fort  Hawkins,  on  the  east  side  of  the  Ockamulgee  River,  opposite  the  city  of 
Macon.    The  Indian  Agency  was  moved  to  Flint  River  in  1812. 

The  following  is  a  copy  of  a  letter  written  Sept.  20,  1810,  which  gives  an  ac- 
count of  the  death  of  Mr.  Fisk: 

On  the  i6th  Sept.  Died  at  the  residence  of  Col.  Hawkins,  the  Agent  for  Indian 
Affairs  in  the   Creek   department,   Ichabod   F.    Fisk.   A.   M.   and   late  tutor  of  St. 


Maries  Academy,  Ga.  This  gentleman  left  his  residence  near  the  old  British  works 
on  Lake  Champlain  in  Vermont  some  years  past,  with  an  inflammation  of  the 
lungs  and  stomaik,  as  he  expressed  it,  to  try  the  effects  of  a  southern  climate.  He 
came  to  the  Creek  agency  in  July  in  pretty  good  health  apparently,  on  his  way  to 
the  Mississippi  Territory  and  stated  his  complaint  and  object  for  visiting  a  warm 
climate.  His  disorder  seamed  at  times  to  be  leaving  him  and  again  returned  in 
the  increased  violence.  He  was  invited  to  return  to  a  seaside  residence  on  the  sea 
islands  of  Georgia  till  the  spring  and  go  thence  by  water.  For  a  month  or  more 
he  amused  himself  in  visits  to  the  Indians  at  their  festivals  or  correcting  for  a  new 
edition  his  practical  Grammar,  also  commenced  the  study  of  the  French  language 
and  flattered  himself  daily  with  a  speedy  recovery.  On  the  9th  of  Sept.  he  was 
confined  to  his  bed;  during  the  night  he  had  frequent  bad  spells.  Slept  mostly  in 
the  day  and  was  able  to  retain  food  or  drink  for  a  short  time  only  on  his  stomaik. 
When  he  could  eat  he  indulged  himself  in  the  heartiest  high  seasoned  food  and 
strongest  drink.  Every  morning  he  reported  himself  better  till  the  day  of  his 
ssialution,  that  morning  he  asked  for  some  soup,  complained  of  being  hungry, 
took  a  spoonfull  or  two  and  drank  sum  sylabub.  About  twelve  oclock  he  ceased 
to  speak  and  half  after  nine  he  was  dead.  When  asked  whether  he  did  not  want 
to  see  his  wife,  he  answered  yes.  He  called  her  name  several  times  and  the  last  was 
"O  death  come."  One  of  Col.  Haskin's  Family  remained  at  his  bedside  during 
the  day  and  two  of  them  during  the  night  at  the  period  of  his  confinement  to  his 
bed  and  he  was  buried  by  the  Colonel's  Family  at  sunset  on  the  17th.  As  he  gave 
no  directions  relative  to  his  family  affairs  the  adjutant  agent.  Major  Linbough,  by 
order  took  an  inventory  of  his  property.  BENJAMIN     HASKINS. 

Creek  Agency,  Sept.  20th,  1810. 

He  d.  in  Georgia,  Sept.  16,  1810,  but  is  buried  in  Isle  La  Mott,  Vt. ;  res.  Isle  La 
Mott,  Vt.,  Macon,  Ga. 

1429.  ii.        SOLOMON,    b.    Feb.    20,    1787;    m.    Sabina    Worthington    and 

Catherine  Worthington. 

1430.  i.         SARAH,  b.  Sept.  25,  1774.  in  Middleton,  Conn.;  m.  Erastus  Miles. 

They  resided  in  a  beautiful  place  in  Amsterdam,  N.  Y.,  on  the 
Mohawk  river.  The  father  of  Erastus  purchased  the  estate  of 
Sir  William  Johnson,  an  officer  in  the  British  army,  and  who 
took  a  prominent  part  in  the  affairs  of  that  state.  The  place 
was  known  as  Guy  Park.  After  Erastus'  death  the  widow 
married  again.  Her  ch.  were:  i.  Dr.  Archibald,  b.  Amster- 
dam, N.  Y.,  in  1800;  d.  in  New  York  city  in  1868;  m.  Mary 
Treese.  They  had  several  children  and  all  are  deceased  except 
Mary.  She  m.,  in  1864,  Christian  Herter.  He  was  born  in 
Stuttgardt  in  1841,  and  died  in  New  York  city  in  1884.  He  was 
educated  at  the  Polytechnic  School  in  Stuttgardt,  Germany, 
and  afterwards  studied  at  the  Beaux-Arts  in  Paris  for  four 
years.  He  was  graduated  there  as  draftsman  and  went  to  New 
York  where  he  founded  the  house  of  Herter  Bros.  He  had 
two  sons:  a,  Dr.  Christian  Archibald,  b.  1865,  who  was  edu- 
cated in  New  York  city,  was  graduated  from  the  New  York 
College  of  Medicine,  studied  afterwards  at  the  Johns  Hopkins 
University  in  Baltimore  and  then  in  Zurich,  Switzerland.  He 
non-  practices  medicine  in  New  York  city.  He  has  written 
several  medical  works,  and  is  a  distinguished  physician.  He 
m.  Susan  Dows  and  has  three  dau.,  Christine,  Mary  Dows  and 
Susan,  b,  The  second  son,  Albert,  was  born  in  1871.  He 
studied  art  in  Paris,  and  first  exhibited  at  the  age  of  nineteen 
!  in  the  Salon  in  Paris,  a  picture  for  which  he  received  honorable 
mention.  He  is  at  present  still  studying  in  Paris;  m.  Adele 
McGinnis,  and  has  two  sons,  Everit  and  Christian  Archibald. 
These  are  the  only  living  des.  of  Sally  Fiske.  Her  other  ch. 
were:  2,  Erasmus  Mills;  3,  Laura  Mills,  m.  Dr.  I.  B.  Badger, 
res.  and  d.  in  Atlanta,  Ga.,  ch.  a,  Elvira,  m.  Col.  Jno.  Wood, 
Cass  Co.,  Ga. ;  ch.:  i,  Laura,  m.  Joseph  Pitman.  He  was  a 
lieutenant  in  the  Confederate  army.  2,  Mary,  m.  Alex- 
ander, res.  Ft.  Gaines,  Ga.;  3,  Preston.  He  was  a  captain  in 
the  Confederate  army;  4.   Ella  Alvira,  n.  f.  k.     b,  Alonzo,  m. 












and  in  i866  res.  Albany,  Ga.  4,  Sally  Fisk  Mills,  d.  in  Cincin- 
nati, O.,  in  1846. 

SAMUEL,  b.  Aug.  16,  1776;  m.  Polly  Scott. 

IRA,  b.  Oct.  4,  1778;  m.  Chloe  Holcomb. 

EBENEZER,  b.  Mar.  31,  1781;  m.  Ida  Landing, 

POLLY,  b.  Apr.  5,  1790;  d.  unm.  at  Isle  La  Mott  June  17,  1842. 

HANNA,  b.  May  16,  1794;  d.  unni.  at  Chazv,  N.  Y.,  Oct.  22, 

1436.  viii.     LAURA,  b.  Feb.  11,  1784;  m.  Dr.  Elijah  Butts;  res.  Macon,  Ga. 

She  d.  in  Sumter,  Ga.  Sept.  15,  1862.  He  was  b.  in  Canterbury, 
Conn.,  Dec.  26,  1794.  Ch.:  i,  James  R.,  b.  Aug.  22,  1802;  m. 
Louisa  Poehill;  he  d.  Macon,  Ga.,  July  26,  1859;  ch. :  i, 
Catherine  Grantland,  m.  1867,  Wm.  H.  Atwood;  she  d.  in 
1869,  leaving  Louise  Mcintosh.  2,  Taliulah  Ellen,  m.,  in  1871, 
her  deceased  sister's  husband,  Wm.  H.  .\twood;  they  res.  Cres- 
cent, Ga.;  ch. :  Henry  Grantland,  b.  1872;  Maud  Allen,  b. 
1875;  James  Rogc.  1).  1877;  Jane  C..  b.  1878;  Elliott 
Mcintosh,  b.  1884;  Sibyl  Jessie,  b.  1890,  and  Catherine,  b.  1885, 
deceased.  3,  Elijah  Poehill.  4,  James  Albert.  5,  Jessie  C.  6, 
John  G.  P.  A  granddaughter  of  Laura  Fiske  is  Mrs.  Lavinia 
Lewis,  of  Montezuma,  Ga.  b,  Elijah,  b.  June  10,  1808;  m.  Ann 
J.  Tomlinson.  He  d.  Nov.  2,  1871,  in  Sumter,  Ga.,  a  dau.  is 
Mrs.  John  F.  Lewis,  Montezuma,  Ga.  c.  Laura,  b.  1805;  d. 
Nov.  14,  1806.  d.  Albert  Gallatin,  b.  Aug.  10,  1813;  m.  Sarah  C. 
Stovall;  ch.:  Laura  E.,  b.  Feb.  21,  1841;  m.  Dr.  J.  B.  Hinkle, 
May  29,  i860,  in  Macon,  Ga..  address,  Americus,  Ga.  Mary  L., 
b.  Jan.  18,  1842;  m.  T.  J.  Hunt,  in  1869,  Macon,  Ga.;  P.  O. 
address  Columbus,  Ga.  Arannah  W.,  b.  Jan.  14,  1844;  d. 
Oct.  25,  1887.  Albert  G.,  Jr.,  and  Armand  L.  (twins),  b. 
in  Macon,  June  25,  1847.  Albert  G.  d.  in  Confederate  army, 
Jackson  Artillery,  Nov.  11,  1864,  and  Armand  L.  res.  Macon, 
Ga.  Carrie  E.,  b.  Mar.  i,  1850;  m.  in  1892;  d.  May  30,  1895, 
in  Macon. 

1437.  ix.       LAVINIA,  b.  Oct.  25,  179S;  m.  Noah  Pomeroy,  of  Colchester, 

Conn.  She  d.  in  1824,  in  Savannah,  Ga.  Ch.:  a,  Noah,  nothing 
known,  b,  Woodbridge,  nothing  known,  c,  Ellen,  b.  Aug.  9, 
1816.  m.  May  3,  1837,  Fredk.  E.  Mather;  ch.(b.  in  N.  Y.  city): 
I,  Elira,  b.  Feb.  25,  1S38;  m.  Wm.  C.  Ludlow,  Oct.  7,  1857;  ch.: 
Belle  Mather,  b.  Sept.  12,  1858;  Henry  A.,  b.  Aug.  10,  1862.  2, 
Ellsworth,  b.  Feb.  3,  1839;  drowned  Apr.  7,  1845.  3,  Ellen  La- 
vinia, b.  Oct.  30,  1840;  m.  Alfred  H.Timpson,  Sept.  22,1863;  ch.: 
Ellen,  b.  June  14,  1864;  Annie  H.,  b.  Oct.  31,  1865.  4,  Laura  W., 
b.  July  31,  1843;  m.  Alex.  P.  Miller,  June  28,  1865,  in  New  York 
city.  5,  Ada  E.,  b.  Nov.  18,  1851.  6,  Isabella  P..  b.  Dec.  25, 
1853.  7,  Grace  E.,  b.  Apr.  22,  1859.  8,  Fredk.  E.,  b.  Jan.  9, 
city.     d.  Jan.  26.   1863.     Family  lived   (in   1867)   in  New  York 

city,     d,  Abner,  b.  ;  m.  and  in  1866  was  living  on  Cen- 

he  is  called  only  son.     In  1792 — 93  he  move  to  Grand  Isle  on 
tral  railroad,   30   miles  from   Savannah,   Ga. 
797.     JOHN    FISK    (Ebenezer,    Ebenezer,    John,    John,    Phinehas,    Thomas, 

Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  New  Milford,  Conn.,  Sept.  24,  1752; 

m.  Lavinia  Dean;  res.  Vermont  and  Little  Fork,  Canada. 

1438.  i.         JOHN   DEAN,   b.   .     In   his   grandfather's  will,   in   1790, 

he  is  called  only  son.     In  1792-93  he  moved  to  Grand  Isle  on 
land  given  him  by  his  grandfather. 
1439-     "•        CLAUDIUS  LUCIUS,  b. ;  m.  Jemima  W.  Knapp. 

1440.  iii.       CYNTHIA,  b.  . 

1441.  iv.       CATHERINE,  b.  . 

1442.  v.         CLARISSA,  b.  . 

799-     LIEUT.    ISAAC   FISK    (Ebenezer,    Ebenezer,   John,   John.    Phinehas, 
Thomas,  Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond).  b.  Southington.  Conn.,  Feb. 

26,1756;  m.  Lucy  ,  b.   1747;  d.  Aug.,   1804.     He  was  in  the  Revolutionary 

army  and  served  as  iioutenant  in  a  Connecticut  company  and  d.  in  Southington, 


where  he  is  buried.  He  had  one  son.  According  to  the  Conn.  Rev.  rolls  he 
was  Sergt.  Major  from  Southington,  Conn.,  in  Col.  Lamb's  Artillery  Company  in 
service  from  1777  to  1780.  In  1781  he  was  appointed  2d  Lieut,  in  Trabe's  Artil- 
lery Company  by  the  Governor  and  council  of  New  York.  The  regiment  in  which 
he  served  was  in  service  on  the  Hudson,  was  represented  in  nearly  all  the  battles 
at  the  north,  was  at  the  siege  of  Yorktown  and  noted  for  its  efficiency.  It  re- 
mained in  the  service  until  the  close  of  the  war  (see  Rev.  records).  He  d.  Feb.  i, 
]8oi;  res.  Southington,  Conn, 

800.  CAPT.  SOLOMON  FISK  (Ebenezer,  Ebenezer,  John,  John,  Phinehas, 
Thomas,  Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Southington,  Conn.,  Dec. 
26,  i:'57;  m.  Mar.  20,  1791,  Mary  Harris.  "Solomon  Fisk  also  held  the  military 
rank  of  Captain.  He  entered  the  army  of  the  Revolution  in  1780  as  one  of  the 
short  term  men  and  served  5  months  and  23  days,  whether  in  the  regular  army  or 
militia  I  do  not  know.'      Res.  Southington,  Conn. 

1443.  i.  SOLOMON,  b.  July  20,  1798;  m.  Levincy  Newton. 

1444.  ii.        EBENEZER,  b.  Nov.  3,  1793;  m.  and  had  a  son  John.     Hfe  d. 

at  Bath,  N.  Y.,  in  1865. 

1445.  iii.       SAMUEL,  b.  Aug  14,  1796;  died  in  the  south. 

1446.  iv.       MARY,  b.  July  20,  1798;  m.  Lake  and  d.  in  1863  at  Mt. 

Morris,  N.  Y. 

1447.  V.         SARAH,  b.  June  22.  1800;  m.  but  d.  s.  p. 

1448.  vi.       HARRIETT,  b.  Apr.  5.  1802:  in  1866  res.  unm.  in  Le  Roy,  Gen- 

eseo  Co.,  N.  Y. 

1449.  vii.      JOHN  WHITING,  b.  ;  res.   Grand  Rapids,  Mich.     Had 

a  son  John. 

1450.  viii.     JEANNETTE,b.   ;   rn.  —  Barrows,   and   in    1866  was 

a  widow  res.  in  Geneseo,  N.  Y. 

1451.  ix.       GEORGE,  b. ;  in  1866  res.  Penn. 

1452.  X.        CHESTER,  b.  .  — •. 

804.     JOHN    FISK    (John,   John,    John,   John,    Phinehas,    Thomas,    Robert, 

Simon.  Simon.  William,  Symond),  b.  in  Chatham,  Conn.,  about  1740;  m.  . 

He  was  born  in  Conn,  and  moved  to  Trenton,  N.  Y.,  about  12  miles  north  of 
Whitestone  about  1796.  He  had  only  one  child.  He  d.  in  Eaton,  N.  Y. ;  res.  Conn, 
and  Trenton  and  Eaton,  N.  Y. 

1453-     i-        JOHN,  b.  about  1764;  m.  Elizabeth  Wright 

804.    BAZALEEL  FISK  (John,  John,  John,  John,  Phinehas,  Thomas,  Robert, 

Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Middleton,  Ct, 1743;  m.  there  Nov. 

13,    1768,    Margaret    Rockwell,    b.    1744,    d.    Jan.   6,    1810:    m.    2d,    Aug.    12,    1810, 
Abgail  Dobson,  b.  1762,  d.  Sept.  17,  1824. .  He  was  town  clerk  at  Middletown  and 
in  public  office  for  years.     In  1798  he  moved  to  New  York  State  and  resided  at 
Holland  Patent.     He  d.  Aug.  6,  1830;  res.  Middletown,  Conn. 
1454.     i.         JOHN,  b.  Aug.  5,  1771;  m.  Polly  Merrill. 

Sio.  JOHN  FISK  (Benjamin,  John,  John,  John,  Phinehas,  Thomas,  Robert, 
Simon,  Simon.  William,  Symond),  b.  in  Connecticut  about  1755;  m-  in  that 
State,  Martha  Goodrich,  b.  Mar.  3,  1759,  d.  Randolph,  Vt,  June  28,  1841.  He  was 
born  in  Connecticut  and  was  a  tailor  by  trade.  About  1795  one  day  he  left  his  shop 
and  his  family  never  saw  or  heard  of  him  afterwards.  It  was  supposed  by  the 
family  at  that  time  that  he  was  impressed  into  the  British  marine  service,  for  in 
those  days  citizens  were  caught  and  smuggled  on  board  ship  unceremoniously. 
There  are  no  entries  on  the  Ellington  records  as  the  following  letter  will  explain: 
Ellington,  Ct.,  July  27,  '96.— F.  C.  Pierce.— Dear  Sir:  Have  made  search  of  records 
second  time — there  certainly  are  no  name  of  Fisks  or  Fiskes  on  Ellington  records 
nor  any  conveyance  of  property  to  or  from  a  Fisk  before  1850.  This  town  was  in- 
corporated in  1786;  from  1768  to  1786  it  was  East  Windsor,  before  1768  Windsor. 
As  you  will  see  by  dates  you  might  be  able  to  find  something  at  East  Windsor. 
Very  truly  yours,  M.  H.  Aborn,  Asst.  Town  Clerk."  Res.  Ellington,  Conn.,  and 
Randolph,  Vt. 

1454— I.     i.         SARAH,  b.  July  8.    1779;  m.   Capt.  William   Carley  of  East 

Randolph,  Vt.     She  d.  .     Ch.:  i,  Adeline,  b.  Sept.  3, 

in   1810  he  moved  to  Lancaster.  N.   H.     She  d.   Dec,   1865, 


26,  1851.  3,  Fanny,  b.  May  29,  1814;  m.  Silas  Kendrick; 
res.  Milwaukee,  Wis.  4,  Horace  Fisk,  b.  1816;  d.  Aug.  26, 
1839.    5,  Shubal  C,  b.  1819;  d.  Aug.  9,  1827. 

1454 — 2.  ii.  MARY,  b.  Dec.  9,  1782;  m.  Joseph  Holton  of  Ellington,  Conn. 
In  1810  he  moved  to  Lancaster,  N.  H.  She  d.  Dec.  ,1865. 
Ch.:  I,  Albert,  b.  Oct.   19,  1807;  d.  Bangor,  Me.,  Feb.   16, 

1888.    2,  Martha  M.,  b.  June  23,  1809;  d.  .    3,  Dwight, 

d.  infancy.  4,  James,  b.  Nov.  20,  1812;  res.  3214  St.  Paul 
Av.,  Milwaukee,  Wis.  5,  Edward  D.,  b.  Apr.  28,  1815;  d. 
Apr.  21,  1892.  6,  Horace  Fisk,  b.  Sept.  5,  1817;  d.  Dec.  9, 
1893,  at  the  old  homestead  in  Lancaster,  N.  H.  7,  Mary  S., 
b.  July  16,  1819;  d.  — — .  8,  Eliza  Sophia,  b.  Feb.  6,  1823; 
d. . 

1454—3-  iii-  FANNY,  b.  Jan.  31,  1785;  m.  Asa  Story  of  Randolph  Centre, 
Vt.  She  d.  Jan.  6,  i860.  Ch. :  i,  John  Fisk,  b.  July  29,  1814; 
d.  Jan.  9,  1837.  2,  Horace  Goodrich,  b.  Oct.  i,  .1816.  3, 
Hiram  Fitch,  b.  Nov.  10,  1818;  d.  Sept.  20,  1887.  4,  Martha 
N.,   b.   Sept.  4,    1820.     5,   Albert  L.,   b.   Aug.   30,    1822;   d. 

young.     6,    Fanny  Jennette,    b.    Oct.    10,    1824;    m.   

Davis;  res.  Milwaukee,  Wis.  7,  Lucy,  b.  Sept.  9,  1826;  d. 
July   12,    1827. 

1454—4.     iv.      LEONARD,  b.  Sept.  6,  1787;  m.  Lucy  Billings. 

1454 — 5.     V.       HORACE,  b.  Apr.  17,  1790;  m.  Mary  A.  Adams. 

1454-6.  vi.  JOHN,  b.  Sept.  8,  1793.  He  m.  and  d.  s.  p.;  a  merchant  in 
Ellington,  Aug.  31,  1819. 

812.  WILLIAM  FISKE,  (Ebenezer,  William.  William,  William,  John,  Wil- 
liam, Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Tewksbury,  Mass.,  Mar.  24, 
1754;  ni-  Rachel .     He  was  a  farmer;    res.  Tewksbury,  Mass. 

1455.  i.       JONATHAN,  b.  Sept  24,  1778. 

1456.  ii.       RACHEL,  b.  Apr.  12,  1780. 

816.  BENJAMIN  FISK  (Ebenezer,  Ebenezer,  William,  William,  William, 
John,  William,  Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Jan.  2,  1762;  m.  Aug. 
13).  1783.  Lydia  Kitteridge  at  Woburn.  He  was  in  the  Revolutionary  army,  was 
taken  prisoner  and  poisoned  by  the  enemy;  res.  in  W^oburn  when  married. 

1457.  i-         JOHN,  b. . 

1458.  ii.        EPHRAIM,  b.  . 

1459.  iii.       BENJAMIN,  b. . 

1460.  iv.       DAVID,  b. . 

818.  SAMUEL  FISK  (Ebenezer,  Ebenezer,  William,  William,  William,  John, 

William,  Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  June  4,   1767;  m.  , 

.     He  was  a  sailor  and  rope  maker:    res.  Newburyport,  Mass.;  two  sons  res. 

there  1835. 

819.  ISAAC  FISK  (Ebenezer,  Ebenezer,  William,  William,  William,  John, 
William,  Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Aug.  27,  1769;  m.  Molly 
Seaverance.  He  was  a  soldier  in  the  Revolutionary  army  and  was  in  many  battles 
including  Bunker  Hill:  res.  in  N.  H. 

1461.  i.  DAVID,  b.  ■ — . 

1462.  ii.         MOLLY,  b.  . 

1463.  iii.       ELIZABETH,  b. . 

1464.  iv.       RHODA,  b.  . 

1465.  V.        ENOCH,  b. 

1466.  vi.       ROSWELL,  b. 

1467.  vii.      ISAAC,  b. 

1468.  viii.     BENJAMIN,  b. 

1469.  ix.       SALLY,  b.  

1470.  X.        SILAS,  b. 

1471-     xi      W^ALTER  W.,  b.  . 

820.  REV.  DAVID  FISK  (Ebenezer,  Ebenezer,  William,  William,  William, 
John,  William,  Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Mar.  3,  1772;  m.  Feb. 
20,  1794.  Lydia  Morse,  b.  Aug.  22.  1770:  d.  at  New  H?mpton,  N.  H.,  Aug.  li,  1857. 


He  was  a  farmer,  a  clergyman  (Free  Baptist),  a  planter  of  churches  and  a  pioneer 
in  New  Hampshire.  He  is  buried  in  New  Hampton,  N.  H.  Ordained  July  i, 
1810.  A  brief  biography  of  him  will  be  found  on  p.  195  ot  the  ■"Free  Baptist 
Cyclopedia."  The  old  Fisk  family  seat  is  in  New  Hampton,  N.  H.,  where  Rev. 
David  Fisk  and  wife  died,  where  David  Marks  Fisk  was  born,  as  was  also  Rev. 
Daniel  Moses  Fisk.  The  buildings  have  gone  into  much  decay.  He  d.  Feb.  9, 
1834;  res.  Boscowen  and  New  Hampton,  N.  H. 

1472.  i.         EBENEZER,  b.  Oct.  i,  1802;  m.  Miriam  A.  Gordon. 

1473.  ii.       LYDIA  MORSE,  b.  Oct.  27,  1794,  m.  Daniel  Kennison.     She 

d.  May  12,  1823.     Possibly  one  or  two  children  of  Mrs.  Daniel 
Kennison    (Lydia)    survive   in   Cambridge,    Mass.      (i)    David, 

(2)  Nancy,  (3)  and  a  Mrs.  Snell,  Cambridge,  Mass. 

1474-     iii.      ELIZABETH,  b.   Mar.  21,   1796,  m.  John   L.   Gordon.     She   d. 

May  7,  1833. 

1475.  iv.      JOHN  MORSE,  b.  Mar.  6,  1798;  d.  Mar.  5,   1823. 

1476.  V.        HANNAFI,  b.  • — ;  d.  infancy. 

1477-     vi.       DAVID,  b.  — ;  d.  infancy. 

1478.  vii.     WILLIAM,  b.  ;  d.  childhood. 

1479.  viii.  TIMOTHY,  b. ;  d.  childhood. 

1480.     ix.      MOSES,  b.  Jan.  6,  1808;  d.  May  15,  1823. 

1481.  X.       POLLY  GORDON,  b.  Apr.  6,  1810;  m.  Sanders  Herbert.     She 

d.  Nov.  3,  1873.  Of  Polly  Gordon  (Mrs.  Sanders  Herbert) 
only  Mrs.  Sarah  Fisk  Herbert  Ingalls  survives,  Bristol,  N. 
H.,  with  two  daughters — Clara  and  Eudora  (?),  school  teach- 
ers, Conci..rd,  N.  H. 

1482.  xi.      SALLY  MORSE,  b.  Feb.  20,  1812;  d.  May  6.  1840. 

1483.  xii.     NANCY  KELLEY,  b.  Sept.   18,   1814;  m.  William  Hale.     She 

d.  Jan.  28,  1859. 

821.  EPHRAIM  FISK  (Ebenezer.  Ebenezer,  William.  William,  William, 
John,  William,  Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Boscowen,  N.  H., 
Apr.  19,  1774;  m.  in  Newbury,  Sally  Morse,  cousin  to  Prof.  Samuel  F.  B.  Morse, 
b.  May  23,  1777.  She  d.  in  Vermont  in  June,  1848.  He  was  a  farmer.  He  d.  in 
Geneva,  Kan.,  in  July,  1859;  res.  Stratford,  Vt. 

1484.  i.         D.A.VID,  b.  Oct.  24,   1814;  m.   Lucinda  Platls. 

1485.  ii.        JOSEPH  M.,  b.  Sept.  10,  181 1;  m.  Phebe  M.  Densmore. 
i486,     iii.       EPHRAIM,  b.  Sept.  10,  181 1;  m.  Elizabeth  B.  Trescott. 

1487.  iv.  MARY,  b.  Jan.  31,  1806;  m.  Sept.  7.  1824.  William  Preston,  b. 
June  28,  1803;  d.  Nov.  10,  1881.  She  d.  Feb.  10,  1888.  Of  her 
forefathers  on  her  father's  side,  28  were  ministers,  besides  18 
deacons,  and  that  more  than  one  hundred  of  them  were 
graduates  of  various  colleges,  it  will  be  ^readily  understood 
why  Mrs.  Preston  was  so  much  of  a  Bible  student  and  so  de- 
voted a  Christian.  She  was  married  in  the  state  of  Vermont, 
where  they  lived  a  few  years,  and  then  moved  to  western 
New  York,  then  a  new  country.  In  Feb.,  1864,  they  moved  to 
Mt.  Pleasant,  Mich.,  where  they  lived  for  nearly  a  quarter  of  a 
century,  both  passing  from  life  to  death  in  the  house  in  which 
they  moved  so  long  ago,  Mr.  Preston  having  died  in  1881. 
They  had  nine  children,  of  whom  three — Mrs.  S.  Woodworth, 
Mr.  W.  W.  Preston,  and  Mrs.  I.  A.  Fancher — are  yet  living 
and  residents  of  Mt.  Pleasant.  Mrs.  Preston  was  uncommonly 
well  preserved  for  one  of  her  age.  Ch.:  Wallace  W.,  b.  Oct. 
9,  1837;  res.  Mt.  Pleasant,  Mich.;  m.  Sept.  24,  1861.  Arsenath 
Woodworth,  b.  June  21,  1841;  is  a  farmer;  ch. :  i,  Worth  W. 
Preston,  b.  Sept.  19,  1864;  m.  May  15,  1889;  P.  O.  Duluth, 
Minn.  2,  Anna  Belle  Preston,  b.  Sept.  15,  1870;  single;  P.  O. 
Mt.  Pleasant,  Mich.  3.  Ralph  E.  Preston,  b.  June  10,  1874; 
single;  P.  O.  Duluth,  Minn.  Sarah  Almira,  b.  Jan.  16.  iS?6, 
m.  Mar.  14,  1843,  I.  H.  Fuller,  and  d.  Feb.  16,  1854;  had  4  ch. 
Albert  Alonzo,  b.  Aug.  16,  1827;  m.  Apr.  13,  1851.  Mary  An- 
geline,  b.  Dec.  15,  1829;  m.  June  13,  1854,  I.  H.  Fuller;  she 
d.  Mar.  13,  1862,  and  had  i  ch.  Ellen  Levinda,  b.  July  7,  1833; 
m.  Apr.   13,  1851,  Samuel  Woodworth.     Althea  May,  b.   Dec. 




15,  1840;  m.  June  6,  i860,  F.  A.  Fancher.  Walter  Scotf,  b. 
July  4,  1844;  d.  in  infancy.  Celia  Eliza,  b.  June  26,  1846;  m. 
Oct.  10,  1865,  E.  H.  Bradley;  she  d.  Mar.  25,  1867,  s.  p. 
Emma  Amelia,  b.  July  18,  1848;  m.  June  6,  1866,  Albert.  Fox; 
stie  d.  Jui.c  8,  1878;  had  one  girl,  b.  1870,  Edith  J.;  he  d.  Feb 
28,  1873. 

1488.  V.        LAVINDA  HIDE,  b.   1809;   m.  in  Bethany,   N.  Y.,  Josiah  R. 

Beckwith.  He  was  b.  in  Lyme,  Conn.,  Aug.  15,  1804;  d.  in 
Buchanan,  Mich.,  in  1867.  Ch. :  Edgar  H.  Beckwith  (not  liv- 
ing); Edward  A.  Beckwith,  Buchanan,  Mich.;  Fidelia  Mary 
Moon,  Buchanan,  Mich.;  Francelia  Graha-m,  Liberty,  Ind.; 
John  T.  Beckwith,  Benton  Harbor,  Mich.;  Olive  E.  Weaves, 
Kirwin,  Kan.;  Almira  Moon,  Kirwin,  Kan. 

1489.  vi.       HANNAH,  b.  ;  m.  Thompson. 

1490.  vii.      DOLLIE,  b.  — ;  m.  Jenkins. 

1491.  viii.    PHILENA,  b.  ;  m.  Wells. 

1492.  ix.       SARAH,  b.  ;  m.  Eddy. 

S24.  EPHRAIM  FISKE  (Ephraim,  Ebenezer,  William,  William,  William, 
John,  William,  Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Tewksbury,  Mass., 
Aug.  27,  1758;  m.  Martha  Sawyer,  d.  Concord,  N.  H.  Ephraim,  the  son,  wlien 
he  enlisted  was  only  sixteen  years  old,  and  rather  small  of  his  age;  but  he  suc- 
ceeded in  passing  muster  by  tying  his  hat-band  tight  around  his  hat,  and  putting 
his  hat  as  high  on  his  head  as  he  could  without  having  it  fall  ofif,  and  standing 
erect  as  he  could.  When  he  came  to  the  inspector,  the  latter  said  "march  on," 
while  some  of  the  others  were  rejected.  In  the  battle  of  Bennington,  he,  with 
three  others  were  ordered  by  a  lieutenant  to  carry  Captain  Taylor  from  the  field, 
who  was  wounded  (his  thigh  being  broken).  This  was  a  very  dangerous  and  crit- 
ical position.  It  was  rising  ground,  and  Captain  Taylor  fainting  every  few 
minutes.  The  cannon  balls  would  plow  furrows  as  large  as  those  made  by  a 
breaking-up  plow,  yet  a  kind  Providence  protected  them.  He  was  a  private  in 
the  N.  H.  Cont.  line,  and  was  granted  a  pension  Mar.  16,  1823,  ae.  70.  He  d.  in 
Contoocook  in  1849;  res.  Concord,  N.  H. 

1493.  i.         RICHARD,  b.  Apr.  6,  1789;  m.  Rhapsyme  Sargent  and 


1494.  ii.       JOHN,  b.  Jan.  2,  1787;  m.  Elizabeth  Kittredge. 

1495.  iii.       CHARLOTTE,  b.  Redding,  Mass.;  m.  in  Concord,  N.  H.,  Cal- 

v^in  Boutelle,  of  Contoocook,  N.  H.  He  d.  July  15,  1890.  She 
d.  Dec.  30,  1866.  Ch. :  i,  John.  2,  Horace.  3,  Wm. ;  res. 
Manchester,  N.  H.  4,  Charlotte  Ann,  b.  July  16,  1828;  m.  Feb. 
18,  185 1,  Henry  Dow;  res.  C.  He  was  b.  May  5,  1829;  d.  July 
7.  1892;  ch.:  William  Henry  Dow,  b.  June  28,  1854;  m.  Aug. 

16.  1874,  A.  Pricilla  Elliotte;  d.  July  17,  1876.  Jeannette  D. 
Dow,  b.  Oct.  17,  1856;  m.  Sept.  9,  1874,  Frank  D.  Webster;  d. 
May  30.  1879.  Lizzie  D.  Dow,  b.  Oct.  16,  1859;  m-  Nov.  12, 
1877,  Walter  Colby;  d.  Apr.  13,  1881.  Sarah  J.  Dow,  b.  Feb. 
16,  1865;  m.  July  9,  1880,  William  A.  Currier;  d.  Nov.  8,  1882. 
5,  Nancy  Ann. 

1496.  iv.       MARTHA,  b.  1795 ;  m.  John  Elliott;  res.  Concord,  N.  H.     She 

d.  Oct.  10,  1889,  ae.  94.  Ch.:  i,  Martha  F.,  m.  Alanson  Gray 
and  Mr.  Chandler;  ch. :  Laura,  Emma  and  George,  all  dead. 
Widow  and  dau.  Emma,  res.  Contoocook,  N.  H.  S.  p.  by  2d 
husband.  2,  Augusta,  m.  Henry  Barrett,  of  Manchester,  N.  H. 
One  ch.,  Ella.  Mother  and  ch.  dead.  Husband  res.  Manches- 
ter, N.  H.  3,  Mary,  m.  Charles  Holmes,  of  Contoocook;  both 
V.        POLLY,  b.  : — ;  d.  young. 

1497.  V.        POLLY,  b.  ;  d.  young. 

1498.  vi.      EPHRAIM,  b.  Apr.  17,  1798;  m.  Margaret  Dow. 

827.  EBENEZER  FISKE  (Ephraim,  Ebenezer,  William,  William,  William, 
John,  William,  Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Tewksbury,  Mass., 
Jan.  26,  1766;  m.  Sarah  Blanchard,  b.  Sept.  28,  1769;  d.  Nov.  11,  1848.  Ebenezer 
Fiske,  son  of  Ephraim,  was  born  at  Tewksbury,  Mass.,  Jan.  26,  1766,  and  lived  to 


an  advanced  age.  He  was  one  of  the  first  settlers  at  Little  Pond,  about  1787.  He 
purchased  one  of  iTie  eighty-three  acre  lots,  that  belonged  to  the  Rolfe  Estate, 
and  commenced  at  the  west  end  of  the  lot;  made  an  opening  near  the  road,  and 
put  up  a  shanty,  in  which  he  lived  about  three  years.  He  then  built  a  house. 
Mr.  Fiske  possessed  a  large,  muscular  frame,  which  during  his  long  life  was  sub- 
jected to  severe  labors,  toils  and  hardships.  When  a  young  man  about  twenty- 
one  he  worked  for  a  while  for  Joseph  Colby,  of  New  London,  father  of  Ex-Gov. 
Anthony  Colby.  Going  out  together  in  a  boat  on  a  pond  they  were  upset  and 
Fiske  saved  Colby's  life  by  catching  him  by  the  hair  of  his  head,  when  sinking. 
Soon  after  this  in  raising  the  New  London  meeting  house,  both  Colby  and  Fiske 
were  on  the  frame,  when,  a  board  being  suddenly  moved,  Fiske  fell  and  Colby 
caught  him  by  the  hair  of  his  head  and  saved  his  life.  At  another  time  young 
Fiske  was  threshing  grain  with  Thomas  Morse  of  Hopkinton,  when  Morse  in 
sport  struck  the  end  or  swingel  of  Mr.  Fisk's  flail  and  drove  it  into  his  left  eye. 
He  fell,  and  was  thought  to  be  dead,  but  recovering  Dr.  Philip  Carrigain  was  sent 
for,  who  told  him  that  his  eye  was  spoiled,  and  said  he.  "if  the  eye  should  run  out 
you  would  give  all  Hopkinton  to  get  rid  of  the  pain."  Happily  the  eye  did  not 
run  out,  but  the  sight  of  it  was  completely  destroyed  for  life.  Dr.  Carrigain 
charged  but  two  shilings  for  his  service.  At  the  raising  of  a  barn,  at  what  is  now 
Millville,  when  about  28  years  old,  Mr.  Fiske  says,  "I  fell  from  the  top  or  plate  to 
the  bottom  of  the  cellar;  and  a  stick  of  timber  I  was  lifting,  fell  across  my  breast. 
My  shoulder  was  broken,  and  breast  so  much  bruised  that  it  was  thought  I  could 
not  recover;  but  by  skillful  means  of  a  doctor,  and  a  good  constitution,  I  recov- 
ered, but  felt  the  effects  for  three  or  four  years  after."  About  three  years  after 
Mr.  Fiske  was  upset  in  a  wagon  on  the  road  at  the  top  of  the  hill  west  of  Richard 
Bradley's  and  received  a  severe  cut  in  the  head,  which  for  a  considerable  time 
benumbed  his  faculties.  With  no  education  in  early  life,  he  was  ever  a  good  cal- 
culator and  manager  of  his  affairs,  and  a  reliable,  substantial  citizen.  Res.  Con- 
cord. N.  H. 

1499.  i  BETSEY,  b.  Aug.  3,   1798;  m.  Andrew  Seavy. 

1500.  ii.        ABIRA,  b.  Mar.  8,  1800;  m.  Eunice  B.  Abbot,  and  settled  on  a 

part  of  the  old  homestead. 

1501.  iii.       ELEANOR   S.,   b.   July   12,    1801;   unm. 

1502.  iv.       HENRY,  b.  Oct.  20,   1803;  d.  May  26,  1831;  a  school  teacher; 

member  of  the  First  Congregational  Church,  and  highly  es- 

1503.  V.        SARAH   B.,  b.  June  8,   1805;  m.   Dea.   Hazen  Runnels,  and  d. 

Oct.  30,   1840. 

1504.  vi.       METHITABLE    F.,    b.    May   4,    1809;    d.    Aug.,    1832;    school 


836.  ENSIGN  SQUIRE  FISKE  (John,  Josiah,  Samuel,  William,  William. 
John,  William,  Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William  Symond),  b.  Jan.  10,  1756;  m. 
Nov.  23,  1777,  Amey  Lapham,  dau.  of  Abner;  b.  Aug.  29,  1762;  d.  in  the  summer 
of  1843.  There  is  a  tradition  m  the  family  that  Squire  Fiske  served  as  Colonel 
of  a  Rhode  Island  regiment  during  the  Revolutionary  War.  The  records  of 
soldiers  from  that  state  during  the  struggle  for  Independence  show  that  he  was 
an  Ensign  in  Richmond's  Rhode  Island  State  Regiment  from  Nov.  i,  1775  to 
April,  1776.  He  was  later  in  life  granted  a  pension  for  revolutionary  service. 
When  his  daughter,  Abby,  died.  Squire's  wife.  Amy,  took  her  four  children  home 
and  brought  them  up.  She  also  brought  up,  for  a  while  at  least,  Francis'  two 
children,  Ann  Elizabeth  and  William.  Squire  Fisk's  home  at  Cumberland,  Rhode 
Island,  was  a  brick  cottage.  This  had  never  been  transferred  until  some  ten  or 
fifteen  yeads  ago  (perhaps  twenty).  Then  there  were  many  heirs  to  sign  the  deed 
although  the  property  was  not  valuable  enough  to  give  much  to  each  individual. 
I  am  not  sure  that  every  living  heir  did  sign  the  deed,  all  did  that  could  be  found, 
but  enough  signed  so  that  Mr.  Burlingame,  the  purchaser,  was  willing  to  take 
the  property.  This  deed  is  registered  in  the  office  of  the  town  clerk  of  Cum- 
berland.    He  d.  Nov.  30,  1804;  res.  Cumberland.  R.  I, 

1505.  i.         SAMUEL  BARTLETT,  b.  Feb.  12,  1780;  m.  Vianna  Estes. 

1506.  ii.       ABBY,  b.  Oct.  23,  1782;  m.  Benjamin  Hendrick  and  d.  May  15, 

1808.     He  was  son  of  Dr.  Stephen,  and  d.  at  Thompson,  Conn., 

in  1832.     Ch. :  i,  Stephen,  b. ;m.  Hannah  Esty.     He  d. 

Feb.    14,   1880;  ch.:   a,   Benjamin   Otis;  b.    Stephen   Potter;   c, 


George  Russell;  d,  Joseph  Warren,  e,  Amey  Ann,  d.  Mar. 
II,  1879;  f,  Samuel  Truesdale!  g,  Asenath  Caroline.  AH  oi 
these  died  young  except  Amey  Ann,  who  married  Samuel  Sims 
associate  publisher  of  the  VVoonsocket  Patriot,  who  died  August 
6,  1879.  They  had  at  least  two  children,  Herbert  Sims,  who 
died  in  childhood  and  Bertha  Sims  who  married  a  man  named 
Elliot.  Bertha  is  now  a  widow  with  children  and  res.  on 
Union  St.,  Worcester,  Mass.  2,  Benjamin  Wing,  b.  July  21, 
1802;  m.  barah  VViicox  Browning,  b.  Aug.  11,  1802;  d.  July  22, 
1889.  She  d.  July  13,  1889;  ch.:  i,  Celia  Ann,  b.  Dec,  27,  1823;  m. 
Dec.  25,  1845,  Dr.  Absolem  Pride  King,  b.  May  i,  1820;  d. 
Oct.  It),  1868.  She  res.  51  Vernon,  St.,  Prov.,  R.  I.,  ch.:  a, 
Asenath  Caroline,  b.  September  19,  184O;  d.  Nov.  20,  1850.  b. 
William  Henry  Herbert,  b.  Nov.  8,  1850;  d.  May  31,  1853.  c, 
Eugene  Pride,  b.  Nov.  5,  1854;  he  is  connected  with  Prov.  R.  I. 
Health  Department,  d,  Virginia  May,  b.  April  28,  1859;  d.  Oct. 
II,  1861.  2,  Sarah  Browning,  b.  July  17,  1825;  m.  Felix  Au- 
gustus Peckham;  res.  Newport,  R.  I.,  P.  O.  box  285.  3,  Henry, 

b,  Jan.  I,  1830;  m.  Frances  Campbell  of  Willimantic,  Conn., 
a  dau.  is  Harriett  L.   Hendrick  of  Middleown,   N.  Y. ;  he  d. 

»  Dec.  23,  1891.    4,  Benjamin  Wing,  b.  July  8,  1840;  d.  July  16, 

1842.  5,  Abby  Fisk,  b.  Jan.  17,  1842;  d.  unm.,  June  14,  1881. 
Benjamin  Wing  Hendrick  was  left  motherless  very  young  and 
his  grandmother,  Mrs.  Amey  Fisk,  took  him  to  live  with  her. 
He  began  life  as  operator  in  a  cotton  mill  when  a  small  boy 
and  rose  through  various  grades  of  the  work  to  the  position 
of  overseer  and  superintendent  and  afterwards,  in  company  with 
his  brother,  Stephen,  and  alone,  he  operated  mills  himself. 
They  had  ventures  in  the  South  as  well  as  in  the  New  Eng- 
land states.  Benjamin's  schooling  was  very  little  but  he  trained 
himself  in  higher  mathematics  when  he  was  older  and  was 
something  of  a  mechanic.  He  patented  at  least  one  "loom- 
motion."  His  experience  at  the  South  before  the  war  made 
him  acquainted  with  the  Southern  people,  and  although  his 
politics  was  republican  (and  I  think  he  always  after  Whig 
times  voted  the  republican  ticket)  yet  he  had  and  would  ex- 
press such  regard  and  admiration  for  the  Southerners  during 
the  war  time  that  his  political  orthodoxy  was  gravely  doubted 
by  many  of  his  relatives.  I  think  he  was  a  rather  admirable 
sort  of  a  man  who  hadn't  much  chance  in  youth  and  who  led  a 
rather  commonplace  and  uneventful  life.  During  the  last  years 
of  his  life  he  took  personal  care  of  his  wife.  His  death  was 
quite     sudden.       His     wife     survived     only     nine     days.       3, 

Olney,    b.  ;    m.   ist,    Sarah     Ann    Remington;  ch.:    a, 

Harriet;  b,  Abby;  c,  Phoebe;  d,  Sarah;  2d  wife  a  widow 
Steere.  Address,  Hendrick  Olney,  postal  clerk,  Boston  to 
N.  Y.)  in  care  Olney  Brothers,  16  South  Water  St.,  Provi- 
dence,  R.  I.     4,   Horace,  b.  ;  m.   Maria  Fuller;  ch.:  a, 

Abby;  b,  Wm.   Henry,   res.   Newbury  St.,   Worcester,    Mass.; 

c,  Fanny,  m. Cady,  res.  182  Austin  St.,  Worcester,  Mass.; 

d,  Horace  Simmons. 

1507.  iii.      MAJOR,  b.  Nov.  24,  1787;  m. . 

1508.  iv.      SQUIRE,  b.  Aug.  14,  1785;  d.  unm. 

1509.  V.       CHARLES,  b.  Oct.  5,  1789;  m.  Alice  Carpenter. 

1510.  vi.      HALEY,  b.  Feb.  29,  1793;  m.  Judith  Qureaux. 

1511.  vii.     POLLY,  b.  ;  m.  July   15,   181 1,   George  F.  Thorpe.     He 

was  in  the  war  of  1812.  Children  were  William,  Angeline, 
Louisa,  and  Frederick.  She  died  at  Cumberland,  R.  I.,  and 
the  town  clerk  of  Cumberland  might  give  information  or  ad- 
dress of  some  one  of  her  descendants. 

1512.  viii.  NANCY,  b.  July  18,  1799;  d.  unm. 

1513.  ix.      FRANCIS  M.,   b.   Mar.  24,    1804;   m.   Ursula   French. 










838.  JOHN  FISKE  (John,  Josiah,  Samuel,  William,  William,  John,  William, 
Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Cumberland,  R.  I.,  Aug.  20,  1761; 
m.  Apr.  14,  1784,  Abigail  Ballou,  dau.  of  Rev.  Abner  of  Cumberland;  d.  Jan.  3, 
1819.  He  d.  in  Northboro,  Mar.  26,  1837;  res.,  Westboro,  Mass.  Mr.  Ballou  was 
a  worthy  descendant  of  a  French  Huguenot  family  who  were  among  the  early 
settlers  in  this  country.  John  Fiske  occupied  the  old  homestead  farm  in  Cum- 
berland until  April,  1794,  where  his  three  eldest  children  were  born.  In  April,  1794, 
it  became  necessary  to  sell  the  old  homestead  farm  in  Cumberland  in  order  to 
efifect  a  settlement  of  the  estate,  and  John  took  his  share  of  the  proceeds,  in 
Spanish  milled  dollars,  and  put  them  into  his  saddlebags  and  started  on  horse- 
back into  the  interior  of  the  country  to  look  for  a  new  home.  Providence  directed 
his  steps  to  Westboro,  Mass.,  where  he  purchased  a  farm,  and  immediately  removed 
his  family  thither.  Westboro  was  28  miles  from  Cumberland,  and  the  family 
connections  of  his  wife  felt  that  she  was  going  to  remove  almost  to  the  end  of 
the  world;  in  fact,  the  journey  was  thought  more  of  at  that  time  than  a  journey 
to  Oregon  or  California  is  now.  The  family  remained  on  the  farm  in  Westboro 
seven  years,  until  the  year  1801,  and  here  two  more  children  were  born.  In  April, 
1801,  the  farm  in  Westboro  was  sold,  and  another  farm  in  Northborough  pur- 
chased, where  the  family  removed  and  there  remained  until  the  death  of  John 
Fiske,  in  1837,  at  the  age  of  76  years. 

JAMES  BALLOU,  b.  Dec.  14,  1784;  m.  Rebecca  McGraw. 

NATHAN,  b.  Feb.  i,  1787;  m.  Sarah  A.  Arnold. 

JOHN,  b.  Dec.  7,  1795. 

HORACE  SUMNER,  b.  June  24,  1799. 

BETSEY,  b.   Oct.  24,   1790. 

841.  DARIUS  FISK  (John,  Josiah,  Samuel,  William,  William,  John,  Wil- 
liam, Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Cumberland,  R.  I.,  May  7, 
1768;  m.  there  Feb.  12,  1789,  Patty  Darling,  dau.  of  Joshua  of  Bellingham;  res., 
Cumberland,  R.  I. 

JONATHAN  FISK  (Jonathan,  Josiah,  Samuel,  William,  William,  John, 
William,  Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Feb.  12,  1760,  Rhode  Island; 
m.  Apr.  20,  1779,  Mercy  Robinson,  b.  Mar.  23,  1762;  d.  Dec.  12,  1833.  He  d.  Nov. 
2,  1853;  res.,  Mayfield,  N.  Y. 

NATHANIEL,  b.  Jan.  13,  1780;  m.  Lois  Hall  and  Lydia  Wells. 
JONATHAN,  b.  Jan.  5,  1798;  d.  Apr.  14,  1800. 
STEPHEN,  b.  Feb.  24,  1796;  d.  Aug.  19,  1811. 
LUCY,  b.  Apr.  26,  1781;  m.  Apr.  27,  1797,  Timothy  Foot,  Jr. 
HANNAH,  b.  Feb.  9,  1784;  m.  July  5,  1801,  James  Woodworth. 
He  d.  Oct.  II,  1858.     She  d.  Mar.  28,  1856. 

1524.  vi.      RUTH,  b.  Dec.  28,  1786;  m.  Mar.  19,  1807,  William  Green.     He 

d.  July  25,  1807.     She  m.  2d,  Sept.  8,  1812,  Edward  H.  Gay- 
lord.     She  d.  Apr.  7,  1866. 

1525.  vii.     ESTHER,  b.  Sept.  28,  1788;  m.  Sept.  12,  1810,  Nicholas  Keysar, 

1526.  viii.  THEODOSIA,  b.  Apr,  8,  1790  m.  June  6,  1811,  Truman  Christie. 

1527.  ix.      LOIS,  b.  Dec.  18,  1791;  m.  Sept.  27,  1818,  Sylvenus  Keysar. 

1528.  X.       SAMUEL,  b.  Nov.  7,  1793;  m.  Esther  Wood  and  res.  Danville, 

N.  Y. 

1529.  xi.      MERCY,  b.  Dec.  23,  1799;  m.  Dec.  8,  1819,  Herman  Pettit. 

1530.  xii.     PATTY,   b.    Dec.    10,    1801;   d.   unm.,  July   11,    1841. 

1531.  xiii.  CYNTHIA,  b.  Feb.  26,  1804;  m.  Dec.  11,  1822,  John  Wood. 

847.  DAVID  FISK  (Jonathan,  Josiah,  Samuel,  William,  John,  William, 
Robert,  Simon,  Simon.  William,  Symond),  b.  June  17,  1769,  Rhode  Island;  m.  Dec. 
26,  1790,  Mary  Green,  b.  May  4,  1775;  d.  June  27,  1828,  in  Arcadia,  N.  Y.  He 
moved  to  Mayville,  Saratoga  Co.,  was  married  there  and  for  many  years  kept 
hotel  there,  later  he  moved  to  Arcadia  and  was  an  extensive  farmer.  He  d.  Nov., 
1849;  res.  Saratoga  Co.,  N.  Y.,  and  Waterford,  Mich. 

1532.  i.        JONATHAN  D.,  b.  Feb.  21,  1794;  m.  Luc;    Codman  and  Mrs. 
Betsey  Granger. 

JAMES  G.,  b.  Oct.  10,  1791;  m.  Mary  S.  Alexander. 
WEAVER  G.,  b.  July  22,  1796;  m.  Eleanor  Childs. 
DAVID,  b.  Mar.  26,  1801;  m.  Cynthia  J.  Chittenden. 
LEWIS  MOSES,  b.  Sept.  14,  1804;  m.  Mary  Titus;  d.  N.  Y.  state 



















1537.  vi.      HYRAM,  b.  Aug.   14,  1813;  m. Worden;  d.  N.  Y.  state. 

1538.  vii.     POLLY,  b.   Oct.  26,   1798;  m.  Aug.  17,   1817,   Silas  Moon.     She 

d.  in  Oakland,  Co.,  Mich.    Ch. :  Luman,  res.  Waterford,  Mich.; 
Lanson,  Elizabeth,  Stephen,  Lerancy,  Silas  Ashley. 

1539.  viii.   BETSEY,   b.  Jan.  22,   1807;  m.  July  22,   1824,   Benjamin  Green. 

She  d.  s.  p.,   Newark,  N.  Y. 

1540.  ix.      MARY  MARCELLA,  b.  Apr.  20,  1809;  m.  July  i,  1827,  Adrian 

Conner     Ch. :    i,  Stephen,  b.  Aug.  4,  1828.     2,  Lester,  b.  July 
4,  1832.     3,  Mary  M.,  b.  Aug.  6,  1834.    .4,  Martha  M.,  b.  Aug. 

18,  1836.     Mr.  Conner  died  and  she  m.  2d,  May  12,  1844 ■ 

Miller  res.   Matanna  Station,  Ohio.     She  d.  in  Michigan. 

1541.  X.       ALMJRA,  b.  Apr.  14,  1811;  m.  in  Rushford,  N.  Y.  in  1849,  Asa 

Putney     She  m.  2d  in  Freedom,  N.  Y.,  in  1856,  Amos  Tuttle. 
She  d.  in  Knowlesville,   N.  Y. 

1542.  xi.      STEPHEN,  b.  Apr.  21,  1817;  m.  and  s.  p. 

1543.  xii.     BOY,  b.  Sept.   i,   1803;  died  young. 

1544.  xiii.   GIRL,  b.  Feb.  6,  1820;  d.  young. 

851.  EZRA  FISK  (Jonathan,  Josiah,  Samuel.  William,  William,  John,  Wil- 
liam, Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Schuylerville,  N.  Y.,  Apr.  26^ 
1778;  m.  in  New  Bedford,  Lydia  Hannibal,  b.  1782;  d.  in  1871,  in  Pontiac,  Mich. 
He  d.  1832;  res.  Saratoga  and  Port  Gibson,  N.  Y. 

1545.  i.        JOHN  HANNIBAL,  b.  Jan.  12,  1804;  m.  Jane  Wells. 

1546.  ii.       STEPHEN,  b.  1812;  d.  1882,  in  White  Lake,  Mich. 

1547.  iii.      JAMES,  b.   1814;   d.   1894. 

1548.  iv.      HANNAH,  b.  1823;  m.  John  Seeley;  res.  Newark,  N.  Y. 

1549.  V.       WILLIAM,  b.  1806;  m.;  d.  1844.     Ch. :  dau.  Lydia;  res.  Marion, 

N.  Y. 

1550.  vi.      HARVEY,  b.   1818;  d.  Waterford  Centre,  Mich. 

1551.  vii.     HIRAM,  b.  1800;  m.  Maria  Fraser. 

1552.  viii.   DANIEL  B..  b.  Aug.  20,  1816;  m.  Elizabeth  A.  Sherman. 

1553.  ix.      EZRA,   b.    1820;   m.  ;    d.    1875. 

853.  STEPHEN  FISK  (Jonathan,  Josiah,  Samuel,  William,  William,  John, 
William,  Robert,  Simon, Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Saratoga  Co.,  N.  Y.,  1782;  m. 
at  Schuylerville,  N.  Y.,  Hannah  Carry,  b.  in  1790;  d.  at  Newark,  N.  Y.,  Jan.  14,  1849. 
Stephen,  with  his  wife,  Hannah,  and  three  children,  Lonson,  aged  about  9,  Samuel, 
about  6  or  7,  and  William,  an  infant,  emigrated  from  Schuylerville,  Saratoga 
Co.,  N.  Y.,  in  the  winter  of  1821,  arriving  in  Newark,  February  5,  1821,  hav- 
ing come  by  wagon  and  eight  days  on  the  road.  Some  of  Stephen's  brothers- 
and  sisters  went  to  that  locality  (either  before  or  after) — one  or  more  set- 
tled in  Michigan,  and  other  remained  in  the  locality  of  their  early  home.  It 
is  said  that  one  of  the  girls  in  the  early  days  owned  fifty  acres  of  land  upon 
which  a  part  of  the  city  of  Saratoga  Springs  is  now  located.  He  d.  July  21,  1855; 
res.  Schuylerville  and  Newark,  N.  Y. 

1554.  i.         LONSON,  b.  Feb.  8,  181 1;  m.  Adelia  Wells. 

1555.  ii.       WILLIAM,  b.  ;  m. ;  res.  Newark. 

1556     iii.      SAMUEL,  b.  1814;  d.  ae.  18  years,  in  1832. 

856.  JOSEPH  FISKE  (Joseph,  Mark,  Joseph,  William,  William.  John, 
William,  Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William.  Symond),  b.  New  Ipswich,  N.  H.,  Sept. 
5,  1767;  m.  Dec.  27,  1790,  Margaret  Clark,  b.  Londonderry,  N.  H..  Oct.  25,  1765; 
d.  Jan  17,  1852,  at  Eden  Vt.  During  the  war  of  1812  he  kept  a  huckster's  store, 
being  honest  and  upright  himself,  trusted  to  others  and  therefore  lost  nearly 
all  his  property;  sold  his  home  in  Goffstown,  N.  H.,  and  was  again  unfortunate 
through  dishonest  people,  lost  nearly  all  of  that.  Came  to  Eden,  Vt.,  about  1808 
or  1809,  the  town  then  almost  a  forest,  and  settled  on  what  is  now  known 
as  Cooper  Hill.  A  few  years  later  fell  from  his  house  (while  fixing  the  chim- 
ney) and  broke  his  leg,  never  walking  again  without  crutch  or  cane.  That  fall 
finished  his  work,  and  after  suffering  for  years,  went  out  for  the  last  time  to- 
his  son  Washington's  wedding,  Jan.  14,  1834.  He  d.  Jan.  31,  1834;  res.  London- 
derry and  Goffstown,  N.  H.,  and  Eden,  Vt. 

1557-     i-        JOSEPH,  b.   May  i,   1792;  m.  Fannie  Brown. 


1558.  ii.       JOHN,  b.  Apr.  16,  1794.     He  left  home  unknown  to  his  parents, 

went  to  Albany,  N.  Y.,  and  was  in  the  war  of  1812. 

1559.  iii.      CLARK,  b.  May  29,  1797;  m.  Olive  Atwell. 

1560     iv.      MARK,  b.  Sept.  15,  1799;  d.  Gofifstown,  June  13,  1802. 

1561.  V.       MARGARET,  b.  Dec.  14,  1801;  m.  Mar.  2,  1842,  Jefferson  Cob- 

leigh.       He  d.   Hyde  Park,  Vt.,   Mar.    10,   i860.       She  d.  Jan. 

17,  1868.     Ch. :  Lucilla;  d.  3  years  old. 

1562.  vi.      WASHINGTON,  b.  Feb.  15,  1804;  m.  Hannah  Whitney  Alden. 

1563.  vii.      MARY,  b.  Mar..   15,   1807;  m.  Asaph  Spalding  of  Morristown, 

Vt. ;  res.  Hyde  Park,  Vt.  She  was  his  second  wife.  She 
d.  s.  p.  in  Sept.,  1887. 

857.  BENJAMIN  FISKE  (Joseph,  Mark,  Joseph,  WilHam,  William,  John, 
William,  Robert,   Simon  Simon,  William,   Symond),  b.   Ipswich,   Mass.,   Nov.   15, 

1768;   m.  .     He  was  a  hotel  keeper.     He   d.   s.   p.;   res.    Pembroke, 

N.   H. 

861.  COL.  MARK  FISKE  (Joseph,  Mark,  Joseph,  William,  John,  Wil- 
liam, Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b,  Ipswich,  Mass.,  June  21,  1778; 
m.  at  Londonderry,  N.  H.,  Apr.  2,  1801,  Eleanor  Wilson,  of  Watertown;  m.  2d., 
Mrs.  Elizabeth  (Stark)  Kidder,  granddaughter  of  Gen.  John  Stark.  His  parents 
moved  to  Londonderry,  N.  H.,  were  farmers,  also  kept  tavern.  Stages  stopped  there 
on  the  route  from  Lowell  to  Deerlield.  He  was  captain  of  the  artillery  at  the  time 
of  the  war  of  1812.  The  company  was  drafted  and  went  to  Portsmouth,  N.  H.; 
remained  there  three  months;  never  was  in  any.action.  The  British  were  at  the  Isle 
of  Shoals.  He  died  at  the  age  of  64.  He  d.  Pembroke,  N.  H.,  Aug.,  1840;  res. 
LondondeTy,   N.   H. 

1564.  i.         BENJAMIN,  b.  Dec.  27,  1810;  m.  Mary  B.  Sawyer. 

1565.  ii.       MARK,  b.  July  21,  1814;  m.  Elizabeth  S.  Gove  and  Mrs.  Sarah 

E.  (Reed)  Cutter. 

1566.  iii.      JOSEPH,  b.  Aug.  5,  1809;  m.  Sarah  A.  Stevens. 

1567.  iv.      JAMES  W.,  b.  Oct.  6,  1818;  m.  Mary  Webber. 

1568.  V.       ELIZABETH,  b.  Dec,  1802;  m.  Henry  Willey  and  Isaac  Clem- 

ent.    Res.  .     She  d.  s.  p. 

1569.  vi.      ELEANOR    W.,    b. ;    m.    Albury    Mason.     Res.    . 

she  d.  .     A  daughter  is  Mrs.   Dudley;   res.   E.   Boston, 


1570.  vii.     SARAH    HOBBS,   b.    Apr.,    1804;   m.    Dec.   26,    1825,   John    M. 

Stevens;  res.  Raymond,  N.  H.  She  d.  Apr.  28,  1835.  Ch. :/ 
John  Fisk  Stevens,  b.  Dec.  5,  1827;  res.  Raymond,  N.  H., 
dead.  Hiram  Wilson  Stevens,  b.  Nov.  23,  1829.  Sarah  Helen 
Stevens,  b.  July  5,  1834;  m.  Dec.  15,  1861,  Sewell  Brown  Pevear, 
b.  July  18,  1839;  res.  539  Western  Av.,  Lynn,  Mass.;  ch. : 
Everett  Sewell,  b.  Feb.  7,  1863;  m.  Dec.  2,  1885,  address  69 
Park  St.,  Lynn;  Evelena  Florence,  b.  Apr.  28,   1866;  m.  Mar. 

18,  1891,  address,  Pelham,  N.  H.,  Mrs.  Charles  de  Chatnal; 
Helen  May,  b.  Oct.  8,  1868;  m.  Oct.  16,  1895,  address,  Read- 
ing, Mass.,  Mrs.  J.  O.  Newhall;  Norman  Melrose,  b.  Jan.  9, 
1871.  Mary  Ellen  Stevens,  b.  July  5,  1834,  twins;  m.  Nov.  23, 
1853,  Samuel  Belcher,  b.  Jan.  i,  1821;  Willey  A.  Belcher,  b. 
Feb.  26,  1857;  Alvah,  H.  Belcher,  b.  Dec.  27,  1859;  Carrie  E. 
Belcher,  b.  Oct.  28,  1862;  Mamie  F.  Belcher,  b.  Jan  12.  1868; 
m.  Jan.  12,  1890,  now  Mrs.  Mamie  F.  Wyman,  Winthrop,  Mass. 
Mrs.  Carrie  E.  Kent,  East  Derry.  N.   H. 

1571.  viii.   MARY  JANE,  b.  ;  m.  Luther  Mitchell  and  Fitch  Cutter. 

She  d.   s.  p. 

1572.  ix.      STARK,  b.  ;  d.  . 

1573.  X.       HIRAM,  b.  Oct.  15,  1807;  m.  Louisa  Whitney. 

1574.  xi.      PRISCILLA  A.,  b.  July  16,  1816;  m.  Sept.  3,  1837,  James  Shute,; 

res.  Somerville,  Mass.  He  was  b.  May  17,  1815:  d.  Jan.  i, 
1891:  was  a  brick  manufacturer.  Ch.:  Ellen  Priscilla  Angler, 
b.  June  27.  1838:  m.  Aug.  29.  1872;  now  living:  present  name 
same;  P.  O.  address,  Derby  St.,  Somerville,  Mass.  Boy,  not 
named,  b.  Oct.,  1840;  d.  in  a  few  days.     Mary  Adelaide  Shute, 






















b.  May  22,  1842;  d.  Nov.,  1842.  Adelaide,  b.  Sept.  13,  1844; 
m.  June  11,  1867;  present  name  Adelaide  Shute  Bolton,  res.  No. 
18  Temple  St.,  Somerville,  Mass.  James  Henry  Shute,  b.  Feb. 
9,  1847;  unm. ;  res.  No.  18  Temple  St.,  Somerville,  Mass. 
Benjamin  Franklin  Shute,  b.  May  16,  1851;  m.;  P.  O.  address, 
Forest  St.,  Arlington,  Mass. 

862.  JOHN  FISK  (John,  Mark,  Joseph,  William,  William,  John,  William, 
Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Kennebunk,  Me.,  Apr.  28,  1786;  m. 
at  Waterboro,  Me.,  May  3,  181 1,  Sarah  Coffin  of  Waterboro,  b.  Apr.  14,  1794;  d. 
Nov.  16,  1824;  m.  2d.  July  3,  1825,  Nancy  Davis  of  Alfred,  Me.,  b.  there  Apr.  14, 
1804;  d.  Dec.  18,  1863.  He  was  a  farmer.  H  d.  Oct.  2,  1846;  res.  Waterboro,  Me. 

BENJAMIN,  b.  Feb.  11,  1813;  m.  Mary  Jane  Marshall. 
JOHN,  b.  May  25,  1815;  m.  Mary  Andrews. 
MARK,  b.  Mar,  22,  1817;  d.,  unm.,  at  W.,  Mar.  12,  1842. 
SAMUEL  C,  b.   Mar.   12,   1820;  m.   Fanny  Wilson. 
GEORGE,  b.  June  10,   1822;  m.  Abigail  Hill. 
CHARLES,  b.  Mar.  6,   1824;  res.   Col. 
NEHEMIAH,  b.  Sept.  4,  1827;  d.  Aug.  25,  1850. 
I  VERY,  b.  Dec.  6,  1829;  d.  Feb.  2,  1832. 
I  VERY,  b.  Jan.  20,   1836;  d.  June  17,   1853. 
SARAH  J.,  b.  Apr.  18,  1833;  m.  Nov.  2,  1854,  Daniel  Warren; 
res.  Waterboro.     Ch. :  John  E.,  b.  Dec.  5.  1858;  d.  unm.  June 
8,   1882.     She  m.  2d.  Frank  L.   Libby  of  Limerick,   Me.;  ch.: 
I,  Elsworth  S.,  b.  June  12,  1865;  2,  Edward  E.,  b.  July  27,  1867; 
3,  Warren  S.,  b.  June  11,  1871;  res.  New  York  city. 

1585.  xi.      USHER,  b.  Nov.  29,  1839;  d.  unm.  Mar.  8,  1864. 

1586.  xii.     ELIZA,  b.  June  8,   1843;  m.  July  2,   1878,  Joseph  Chadbourne; 

res.,    Waterboro,    s.   p. 

872.  NATHANIEL  FISKE  (Nathaniel,  Theophilus,  Theophilus,  William, 
William,  John,  William,  Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Topsfield, 
Mass.,  Dec.  2,  1764;  bap.  June  9,  1765;  m.  Nov.  20,  1794,  Mehitable  Balch  of  Tops- 
field,  b.  June  26,  1771;  d.  Sept.  16,  1864.  Nathaniel,  Jr.,  son  of  Nathaniel  and  Lydia 
Gould  Fiske,  who  m.  Mehitable,  dau.  of  John  and  Sarah  (Baker)  Balch,  was  a 
shoemaker  by  trade.  He  settled  at  first  on  the  homestead  in  Topsfield;  and  died 
in  that  town,  aged  eighty-five;  and  his  widow,  who  was  born  June  26,  1771,  died, 
with  her  daughter  Elsey,  in  Salem,  aged  93  years.  He  d.  Nov.  13,  1849;  res.  Tops- 
field,  Mass. 
He  d.  Nov.  13,  1849.     Res.,  Topsfield,  Mass. 

1587.  iv.      JONAS,  b.  Sept.  24,   1805;  m.  Apr.   14,   1841,  Abigail  Pettingill. 

Rev.  Jonas  Fiske,  who  was  born  in  Topsfield,  received  his 
classical  education  in  Bangor,  Me.,  at  Bowdoin  College,  grad- 
uated at  the  Theological  Seminary  in  1838,  was  ordained  pastor 
over  the  Salem  (N.  H.)  Church  in  1840,  and  in  1843  removed 
to  the  state  of  Maine,  to  labor  as  an  evangelist.  For  twenty 
years  he  preached  to  the  feeble  churches  in  that  sparsely  settled 
State  and  did  good  missionary  work  among  them,  being  prin- 
cipally sustained  therein  by  the  Missionary  Board  of  that  State. 
He  has  recently  retired  from  active  service,  and  resided  in  Dan- 
vers,  Mass.  His  wife  was  a  daughter  of  Joseph  and  Lucy 
(Smith)  Pettingill  and  was  b.  in  Salem,  Mass.  They  did  not 
have  any  children. 

1588.  i.         MEHITABLE,  b.  Aug.  22,  1793;  m.  a  John  of  Beverly,  who  soon 

died  at  sea,  and  she  died  a  widow  years  after  without  issue. 

1589.  ii.       ELSEY,  b.  May  3.  1798;  m.  and  res.  on  Mall  St.,  Salem,  in  1867. 

1590.  iii.      AMOS,  b.  May  26,  1801;  m.  Mercy  Peabody. 

1591.  v.       REBECCA,  b.  June  i,  1812;  d.  Dec.  12,  1848. 

873.  JOHN  FISKE  (Nathaniel,  Theophilus,  Theophilus,  William.  William, 
John,  William,  Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  bap.  Aug.  20,  1769,  in 
Topsfield;  m.  there,  Huldah  Woodbury,  of  Beverly,  b.  1771;  d.  May  6,  1804.  John 
Fiske  of  Beverly  Shoreman  Adm'n  granted  to  Mrs.  Huldah  Fisk  [his  widow]  June 


8,  1803  and  after  his  decease  Adm'n  De  Bonis  Non  was  granted  to  Ebenr  Fiske  of 
Beverly  trader  June  5  1804  Inv  of  the  Estate  was  taken  July  15,  1803  Nov  5,  1805. 
Acc't  of  Adm'n  was  given  June  27,  1804,  and  Dec  4,  1805.  Huldah  the  widow  de- 
ceased &  adm'n  of  her  Est  was  granted  to  Peter  Woodbury,  June  5  1804.  Inv  of 
the  Est  was  taken  June  26  1804.  Acc't  of  Adm'n  of  her  Est  was  given  Nov  6  1805. 
Elbridge  the  only  child  of  John  8f  Huldah  Fiske  was  five  years  old  when  Nath 
Fiske  was  app'd  his  guardain  June  27,  1804  and  he  received  from  the  adm'rs  of  the 
Estates  of  the  father  &  mother  Jan  13,  1806  the  personal  Estate  amounting  to 
1817  when  the  minor  was  14  years  old.  Same  time  Eben'r  Fisk  of  Beverly  a  trader 
$6442.29.  (Vol.  73,  page  78.)  And  rendered  his  acc't  of  Guardianship  Oct  4, 
1817,  when  the  minor  was  14  years  old.  Same  time  Eben'r  Fisk  of  Beverly  a 
trader  received  the  appointment  of  Guardian  &  received  the  Estate  which  then 
amounted  to  $8254.90.  Vol.  84,  p.  154.  After  serving  as  guardian  6  ys  10  ms  & 
the  minor  having  become  of  age  he  renders  the  acct.  of  his  guardianship  to  the 
Court  Aug  1820,  charging  for  his  services  $800.  the  whole  amount  of  said  Elbridge 
Fisk's  personal  Est.  was  then  $7536.84.  Vol.  96,  pages  242  &  259.  He  d.  Ma)'  4, 
1803;     res.,   Beverly,    Mass. 

1592.     i.         LYDIA,  b.  Jan.  29,  1792;  d.  Jan.  4,  1798. 

1593-     ii-       JOHN,  b.  Dec.  27,  1794;  d.  Aug.  17,  1803. 

1594.  iii.      AYOR,  b.  Jan.   17,  1797;  d.  April  24,   1803. 

1595.  iv.      ELBRIDGE,  b.  June  27,  1799;  d.  Dec.  9,  1846,  married  July  12, 

1821,  Hannah  Kilham,  daughter  of  Jonathan  and  Rebecca 
(Kilham)  Dodge,  who  was  born  Nov.  jg,  1798,  and  died 
May  15,  1850.  No  children.  Elbridge  Fisk  of  Beverly,  trader 
made  his  will  Nov  25  1846,  which  was  proved  Feb  2,  1847,  in 
which  he  gives  all  his  Estate  to  his  wife  Hannah  Kilham  Fisk 
&  made  her  Ex'x  and  Edward  Kilham  &  Charles  A.  Kilham 
of  Beverly  were  bondsmen — among  Items  he  gave  her  was  his 
house.  Store  &c  with  the  land  on  the  southwesterly  corner  of 
Cabot  &  Winter  Streets  &  Pew  No  74,  in  the  First  Parish  in 
Beverly.     Inv.  of  Estate  taken  Nov.  29,  1847,  amt.  $5564.75. 

874.  BENJAMIN  FISKE  (Nathaniel,  Theophilus,  Theophilus,  William, 
William,  John,  William,  Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Topsfield, 
Mass,  Aug.  17,  1774;  bap.  Aug.  21,  that  year;  m.  Mar.  17,  1796,  Lydia  Hobbs,  dau. 
of  Abraham,  b.  Aug.  25,  1774;  d.  June,  1847,  in  Danvers.  Benjamin,  son  of  Na- 
thaniel and  Lydia  (Gould)  Fiske,  married  Lydia,  dau.  of  Abraham  and  Elizabeth 
(Cummings)  Hobbs;  resided  awhile  in  Topsfield,  in  Salem,  Newburyport,  and 
removed  to  Peeling,  now  called  Woodstock,  N.  H.,  where  he  deceased,  aged 
forty-seven  years.  He  was  a  soldier  in  the  war  of  1812,  and  with  his  company 
paroled  the  shore  of  Beverly.     He  d.  Mar.  8,  1822;  res.  Woodstock,  N.  H. 

1596.  i        BENJAMIN,"b.  ;  d.  young. 

1597.  ii.       ABRAHAM  H.,  b.  Nov.  2,  1792;  m.  Joanna  Ober  Edwards  and 

Mrs.   Abigail  Wingate. 

1598.  iii.      LYDIA,  b.  in  1800;  m.  Luther  Thonnpson,  from  Keene,  N.  H., 

for  many  years  superintendent  of  the  town  farm  and  alms- 
house of  Dedham,  Mass.,  died  in  Concord,  N.  H.,  about  1858; 
she  resided  in  Lynn,  Mass.  Ch. :  i,  Laura  Jane,  who  m. 
Fred.  Nichols,  of  Lynn.  2,  Alethea,  who  married  her  cousin, 
Ham  L.,  who  was  formerly  a  school-teacher,  was  in  the  U. 
3,  Lydia,  who  married  Otis  Bauldwin,  of  Lynn;  and  4,  Wil- 
Samuel  A.  Southwick;  res.  112  New  Park  St.,  Lynn,  Mass. 
S.  Army  time  of  the  rebellion,  now  a  lawyer  in  Lawrence, 
Mass.,  and  m.  Aug.,  1867,  a  wife  from  Woburn. 

1599.  iv.      BENJAMIN,  b.  ;  d.  young. 

1600.  V.       JOHN,  b.  Mar.  2,  1804;  m.  Salley  Haynes. 

1601.  vi.      MARY  DODGE,  b.  Feb.  28,  1806;  m.  June  8,  1831,  Samuel  South- 

wick, b.  in  Danvers,  May  15,  1806.  Resided  in  South  Danvers 
when  their  children  were  born,  but  she  deceased  about  1850,  and 
he,  who  has  resided  in  Ballardvale,  Andover,  and  now  in  Law- 
rence, is  married  to  his  second  wife.  Ch.:  i,  Samuel  Au- 
gustus, b.  March  20,  1832;  married  his  cousin,  Alethea  Thomp- 
son; have  children;  2,  Mary,  b.  Jan.  25,   1834,  who  married  a 


Coulder,  no  children;  and  3,  Amos,  b.  Aug.  26,  1836,  res.,  Law- 

1602.  vii.     ALETHEA,  bap.  in  Limebrook  Church  (west  parish  in  Ipswick, 

Aug.  7,  1808,  who  married  first,  Cyrus  Fish,  from  Barnard,  Vt., 
by  whom  had  a  dau.,  Martha  Ann.  He  deceased  in  Strongville, 
Ohio,  where  she  married  a  second  husband  named  Elisha  Tay- 
lor, and  they  now  reside  in  North  Camden,  Ohio.  A  daughter 
of  hers  is  Mrs.  Martha  Ann  Robinson,  11 16  19th  St.,  West 
Superior,   Wis. 

1603.  viii.   EBENEZER,  b.  Aug.   18,   1809;  m.   Elizabeth  Mudge  and  Mrs. 

Elizabeth  (Stevens)  Wilson. 

1604.  ix.      SHADRACH,  b.  May  2,  1812;  m.  Lucy  (Boden)   Standley  and 

Susan  Raymond. 

1605.  X.       MARTHA  BYRON,  b.  May  23,  1816;  m.  James  Johnson  Mans- 

field, July  9,  1834.  b.  in  Lynnfield,  Mass.,  March  23,  181 1.  He 
is  a  son  of  William  and  Eunice  (Johnson)  Mansfield.  They 
have,  for  most  of  the  time  since  married,  resided  in  South 
Reading,  Mass.  He  has  been  connected  with  shoemaking, 
teaming,  and  now  is  in  the  wood  and  coal  business,  having  his 
two  sons  in  company  with  him.  Their  children  are:  i,  James 
Fiske,  b.  Oct.  20,  1835;  m.  June  6,  1858,  Francis  Olive  Walton, 
in  Wakefield,  Mass.,  where  they  reside  and  have  had  a  dau., 
Cora  F.,  b.  Feb.  13,  i860,  who  died  Aug.  i,  1862.  He  served 
through  the  entire  war,  enlisting  at  first  in  company  E.,  Mass. 
i6th  regiment  and  afterwards  belonged  to  the  nth  regiment; 
was  chosen  sergeant,  and  came  out  a  lieutenant  colonel,  and 
chosen  Representative  to  the  Mass.  Legislature  from  South 
Reading,  in  1866.  2,  Mary  Elizabeth,  b.  Aug.  27,  1837;  d.  Feb. 
20,  1840.  3,  Laura  Matilda,  b.  Aug.  23,  1839;  m.  Dec.  31,  1863, 
Hoyt  B.  Parker,  b.  in  Newport,  N.  H.,  Dec.  29,  1838,  is  a  car- 
penter and  cabinet  maker;  res.,  9  Yale  Av.,  Wakefield;  place  of 
business,  Charlestown.  4,  Joseph  Henry,  b.  Nov.  8,  1841;  en- 
listed into  the  same  company  with  his  brother,  July  12,  1861, 
but  died  in  Bellevue  Hospital,  N.  Y.,  Sept.  14,  1862,  with 
typhoid  fever.  5,  Albert  Alonzo,  b.  in  South  Reading,  Aug. 
19,  1843;  m-  July  22,  1868,  Carrie  E.  Newhall,  b.  July  8,  1844; 
res.,  Wakefield.  6,  Mary  Elizabeth,  b.  July  10,  1845:  m.  Cyrus 
E.  Marshall,  of  Newbury,  N.  H.,  Jan.  31,  1867;  b.  Sept.  5,  1842. 
and  is  a  provision  dealer  in  Brighton,  Mass.  7,  Austin  Le  Roy, 
b.  Mar.  31,  1856;  m.  May  16,  1880,  Clara  A.  Noble,  d.  Apr.  12, 
1882:  m.  2d,  Oct.  17,  1887,  Harriet  M.  Peirson,  b.  Jan.  22,  1866; 
res.  Wakefield. 

875.  DEA.  MOSES  FISKE  (Nathaniel.  Theophilus,  Theophilus,  William, 
William,  John,  William,  Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Topsfield, 
Mass.,  Aug.  20,  1777;  m.  Dec.  12,  1802,  Sukey  Platts,  b.  Londonderry;  d.  Jan.  9, 
1822;  m.  2d,  Oct.  1839,  Abigail  Platts.  Dea.  Moses,  was  son  of  Nathaniel  and 
Lydia  (Gould)  Fiske,  m.  to  Sukey,  a  dau.  of  James  and  Mary  Platts;  b.  in  Lon- 
donderry, d.  at  an  advanced  age,  about  1833-6,  her  father  having  been  a  Revolution- 
ary pensioner.  They  resided  in  Topsfield  until  the  year  1805,  in  New  Boston, 
N.  H.,  until  Mar.  1820,  when  they  emigrated  to  Parishville,  St.  Lawrence  county, 
N.  Y.,  and  remained  about  two  months;  and  removed  to  Stockholm,  same  county, 
where  Mrs.  Fiske  died  and  Deacon  Fiske,  the  spring  of  that  year,  removed  to 
Fort  Covington.  Franklin  county,  same  state,  and  resided  until  his  death,  after 
marrying  Abigail  Platts,  a  sister  to  his  first  wife.  He  was  an  industrious  farmer, 
and  a  shoemaker  by  trade;  and  from  an  obituary  notice  of  him  in  the  Franklin 
Gazette,  published  at  Fort  Covington,  June  9,  1841,  we  learn  that  "In  early  life  he 
made  a  profession  of  religion,  and  was  set  apart  to  the  office  of  Ruling  Elder  in 
the  Presbyterian  church  before  his  removal  to  this  town,  which  office  he  continued 
to  hold  until  his  death.  His  deportment  was  uniformly  that  of  a  Christian."  He 
d.  June  2,  1841;  res..  Fort  Covina-ton.  N.  Y. 

1606.  i.         SUSAN  PLATT,  b.  at  Topsfield,  Mass..  Mar.  22,  1804;  m.  Feb. 

17,  1830,  at  Fort  Covington,  where  they  resided,  to  Humphrey 


Russell,  jr.,  b.  at  White  Creek,  Washington  county,  N.  Y.,  May 
12,  1802.  Their  children,  who  are  all  alive,  and  some  married, 
with  children,  are:  i,  Edwin  Humphrey,  b.  Jan.  2,  1832.  2, 
Lovica  Susan,  Mar.  16,  1834.  3,  Rodney  Fiske,  Dec.  28,  1836. 
4,  Hulda  Eliza,  Dec.  13,  1838,  5,  Moses  Fiske,  June  12,  1841.  6, 
Mary  Maria,  Mar.   17,   1847. 

1607.  ii.       MARY  CLEVES,  b.  in  New  Boston,  Oct.  17,  1807;  m.  Robert 

Young,  who  died  at  Massena,  St.  Lawrence  county,  N.  Y., 
Feb.  17,  1862.  She  had  no  issue,  but  her  husband  had  a  large 
family  by  his  first  wife. 

1608.  iii.      NATHANIEL,  b.  1810;  d.  aged  seventeen  years,  a  worthy  mem- 

ber of  the  Methodist  Episcopal  church,  and  of  the  same  church 
where  other  members  of  this  family  are  of  like  standing. 

1609.  iv.    MOSES,  JR.,  b.  Apr.  27,  1813,  in  Boston;  m.  at  Lisbon,  St.  Law- 

rence county,  N.  Y.,  Aug.  2,  1824.  He  is  a  farmer  at  Lisbon, 
but  had  no  children. 

1610.  V.      HARRIET  NEWELL,  b.   Aug.   30,   1815;   m.   Hiram   Russell,  a 

brother  of  her  sister,   Susan   P 's  husband,  and  born  at 

same  place,  June  21,  1814;  reside  at  Fort  Covington,  and  their 
children  are  all  living,  and  several  of  them  have  children,  i, 
Briggs,  b.  Dec.  8,  1836.  2,  Fanny,  b.  Apr.  28.  1839.  3,  Mary,  b. 
May  4,  1843.  4,  James,  b.  Feb.  4,  1848.  5,  Daniel,  b.  Feb.  20, 
1850.   6,  George,  b.  Aug.  12,  1853.     7,  Caroline,  b.  July  24,  1855. 

1611.  vi.      HULDAH  WOODBURY,  b.  Sept.  29,   1817;  d.  unm.,  Dec.  31. 

1844;  she  left  a  diary  of  her  Christian  experience,  which  she 
kept,  now  held  by  the  family  as  a  sacred  memento  of  her. 

1612.  vii.     PUTNAM  BRADFORD,  b.  Sept.  9,  1820  m.  , . 

877.  DAVID  FISKE  (Nathaniel.  Theophilus.  Theophilus,  William,  Wil- 
liam, John,  William,  Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Topsfield, 
Nov.  24,  1783;  m.  Apr.  8,  1813,  Nancy  Baker,  dau.  of  Moses  and  Hepzibah  (Card) 
Baker;  b.  Hamilton,  Aug.  19,  1786;  d.  Nov.  30,  1856.  David,  son  of  Nathaniel 
and  Lydia  (Gould)  Fiske,  m.  Nancy  Baker,  resided  with  his  father  in  Topsfield 
until  two  children  were  born,  when  they  removed  to  New  Ipswich,  N.  H., 
where  three  more  children  were  born;  in  Ashburnham,  Mass.,  and  in  Nov.,  1843, 
removed  to  Byron,  Ogle  county.  111.,  where  some  of  his  children  had  re- 
moved. He  d.  and  his  wife  d.  at  the  same  place.  He  d.  Sept.  5,  1851;  res. 
Byron,  111. 

1613.  i.  LYDIA  GOULD,  b.  Feb.  21,  1814;  m.  in  Ashburnham,  Oct.  4, 
1837,  Phineas  Brown  Spaulding,  b.  in  Ashburnham,  Oct.  14, 
1815.  His  parents  were  Isaac  Spaulding  and  Lydia  Brown, 
who  were  of  New  Ipswich,  N.  H.,  resided  in  Worcester  one 
year  after  they  were  married,  five  years  in  Fitchburg,  where 
he  carried  on  his  business  of  cabinet  making.  Ill  health  com- 
pelled him  to  give  up  that  business,  and  several  months  sub- 
sequently removed  to  Byron,  111.,  where  he  commenced  in 
1844  the  nursery  business;  and,  eleven  years  after,  removed  to 
Beloit,  Rock  Co.,  Wis.,  where  he  deceased,  Nov.  i,  1864.  Ch. : 
I,  Alfred  Foster,  b.  at  Byron,  III.,  Sept.  28,  1849;  2,  Charles 
Washburn,  b.  at  Byron,  111.,  Aug.  12,  1851,  and,  3,  Ann  Eliza- 
beth, b.  at  Beloit,  Wis.,  Dec.  26,  1856. 

1614.  ii.       NATHANIEL    GOLDSMITH,    b.    Mar.    12,    1817;    m.    Hannah 

Z.  Springer,  from  Hallowell,  Maine,  in  1846;  has  resided  in 
Natick,  in  Hopkinton,  etc.,  and  is  (1867)  in  East  Holliston, 
Mass.     A  carpenter  by  occupation.     No  children. 

1615.  iii.      HEZIBETH  CARD,  b.  at  New  Ipswich,  Apr.  3.  1820,  died  June, 

1863;  m.  Isreal  Stone  Knowlton,  son  of  Benjamin  and  Olive, 
and  b.  in  Newfane,  Vt.,  Jan.  29,  1815.  Settled  in  Byron,  Ogle 
Co.,  111.,  where  their  children  were  born,  namely:  i,  Try- 
phena  M..  b.  June  2,  and  d.  in  Oct.,  1843;  2,  Alvah  Benjamin, 
b.  Feb.  28,  1847;  3,  Elsie  Cornelia,  b.  Feb.  4,  1849;  4,  Willie 
Henry,  b.  Dec.  3,  184s. 

1616.  iv.      ELIZABETH  HUBBARD,  b.  Feb.  2.  1822,  in  New  Ipswich;  m. 

July  10,  1845,  Milo  H.  Smith,  son  of  Friend  and  Salley  (Rowe) 


Smith,  b.  in  Amherst,  Hampshire  Co.,  Mass.,  May  20,  1812; 
settled  in  Byron,  Ogle  Co.,  Ill,  where  all  their  children  were 
born.  And  she  died  March  3,  1857.  Her  children  were:  i, 
Owen,  b.  May  5,  1846;  2,  Mary  Esther,  b.  March  12,  1848;  3, 
Eldbridge  F.,  b.  Sept  2,  1850;  4,  Maria  Elizabeth,  b.  Dec.  i, 
1852;  5,  Henry  A.,  b.  Dec.  7,  1854;  d.  January,  1855;  7,  Abby 
Nanc3',  b.  Oct.  13,  1856. 

1617.  V.       MARY  ANNA  PERKINS,  b.  at  N.  Ipswich,  Feb. 25, 1824;  d.unm. 

at  Byron,  Oct.  20,  1844. 

1618.  vi.      MOSES  BAKER,  b.  at  Ashburnham,  Mass.,  Mar.  14,  1828;  m. 

May  14,  1854,  Abby  J.  Whitaker,  of  West  Boylston,  Mass.,  but 
have  no  issue. 

881,  SAMUEL  FISKE  (Samuel,  Theophilus,  Theophilus,  William,  William, 
John,  William,  Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Ipswich,  Mass.,  May 
7,  1773;  m.  Oct.  19,  1795,  Sarah  Patch,  dau.  of  Samuel  of  Hamilton,  b.  1778,  d. 
March  i,  1833.  He  was  baptised  the  29th  of  the  August  following,  which  was 
the  day  his  father  owned  the  church  covenant.  He  settled  in  western  part  of 
Wenham,  where  he  died  on  the  day  he  was  ^^  years  old;  but  she  deceased,  aged  55. 
He  d.  May  7,  1846;  res.  Wenham,  Mass. 

1619.  i.         PATTY,  b.  Jan.  3,  1799;  d.  unm.  ae.  Zi- 

1620.  ii.       WILLIAM,  b.  Sept.  6,  1804,  deceased,  aged  16  years. 

1621.  iii.      PAULINE,  b.  April  21,  1810;  m.  May  16,  18—,  Eldbridge  G.,  son 

of  Warren  Peabody,  was  b.  in  Wenham,  Sept.  9,  1810,  where 
they  resided  until  their  first  child  was  born,  and  removed  to 
Beverly,  where  they  afterwards  resided.  Ch:  i.  Sarah  L., 
who  died,  aged  7  years,  and,  2,  Adeline  Mullet,  b.  in  Salem, 
Feb.  5,  1852. 

1622.  iv.      SAMUEL  BLANCHARD,  14,  b.  July  8,  1812;  d.  Nov.  5,  1845. 

aged  32  years;  settled  on  his  father's  homestead  which  his 
widow  sold  to  James  Cook,  and  afterwards  owned  by  Geo. 
Kimball.  His  widow  resided  near  the  church  in  Wenham. 
Her  name  is  Harriet  Frances,  a  daughter  of  Rev.  William 
and  Frances  (Costigan)  Dodge,  and  a  grandaughter  of  John 
Dodge,  of  that  part  of  the  town  called  Wenham  Neck.  She 
was  b.  Dec.  29,  1810,  and  d.  Nov.  18,  1883.  Their  daughter 
and  only  child  was  Martha  Madalena,  who  died  May  I,  1855, 
aged  20  years  and  2  months,  after  marrying  Ezra,  son  of 
Amos  and  Bethiah  (Goodell)  Hobbs,  of  Wenham,  who  died 
Oct.  S,  1853,  aged  about  23  years,  and  they  had  an  only  child 
who  resided  with  her  grandmother  Fiske,  whose  name  is  Eliza 
Jane,  born  in  Wenham,  July  4,  1851. 

882.  CAPT.  EZRA  FISKE  (Samuel,  Theophilus,  Theophilus,  William, 
William,  John,  William,  Robert,  Simon,  Simon,  William,  Symond),  b.  Ipswich, 
Mass.,  Jan.  7,  ^^J^6•,  m.  Dec.  31,  1800,  Polly  Lakeman  of  Hamilton,  dau.  of  James 
and  Mary  (Brown)  Lakeman,  b.  Dec.  13,  1778,  d.  Dec.  20,  1857.  Ezra,  son  of 
Samuel  and  Sarab  (Perkins)  Fiske,  who  married  Polly  Lakeman,  of  Hamilton, 
resided  in  Beverly  at  the  time  his  first  and  his  last  child  was  born,  and  Salem  the 
rest  of  his  life,  where  he  deceased.  He  was  a  master  mariner,  and  commanded  the 
barque  "Speed."  in  time  of  war  1812.  when  in  the  employ  of  Joseph  Peabody;  was 
taken  by  the  British  and  put  in  prison  at  Bermuda,  where  he  was  kept  during 
most  of  the  time  until  the  war  ended.    He  d.  April  6,  1827;  res.  Salem,  Mass. 

1623.  i.        JOHN  BROWN,  b.  Oct.  i,  1804;  m.  Sarah  Smith. 

1624.  ii.       MARY,  born  Oct.  2,  1806,  married  July  12,  183 1,  James,  son  of 

James  and  Abigail  (Cheever)  Perkins,  of  Salem,  have  since 
resided  in  Bangor,  Me.,  where  two  or  three  of  their  children 
were  born;  in  Salem,  Boston,  and  now  Melrose,  near  the 
Wyoming  station,  on  the  Boston  and  Maine  Railroad.  He 
learnt  the  trade  of  blacksmith  of  his  father;  for  some  time 
followed  the  same  business,  and  has  since  been  in  the  machin- 
ery business.  Their  children  have  been:  i,  Wm.  Francis, 
b.  June,  1835,  who  d.  unm.,  July,  1867;  2,  Mary  Louisa, 
who    is    a    widow    without    children,     m.     Edward    Thayer, 


of  Boston,  a  master  mariner,  who  d.  at  New  York; 
3,  James  Fisk,  who  was  in  the  U.  S.  army  at  the  time  of  the 
rebelhon,  and  now  a  seaman;  4,  Edward  B.,  d.  young;  5, 
Chas.  F.,  who  went  to  sea  and  supposed  deceased;  and  6, 
Stephen  jarvis,  b.  about  1847,  who  is  at  home 

1625.  iii.      SOPHRONIA,    b.    May    24,    1808,    in    1837    m.    Richard,    son 

of  Richard  and  Lois  (Devereux)  Lindsey,  b.  in  Marblehead, 
Feb.  22,  1809;  res.  on  Broad  Street,  and  had  a  trading  store 
of  West  India  goods  and  groceries  on  Layfayette  Street,  Salem. 
Their  children  were  all  born  in  Salem,  namely:  i,  Elizabeth, 
b.  Dec.  22,  1838,  who  was  a  deaf  mute  from  a  child  (the  mis- 
fortune caused  by  scarlet  fever),  married  James  Denison,  from 
Royalton,  Vt.,  and  he  is  so  deaf  that  his  way  of  conversation 
is,  for  the  most  part,  by  signs.  They  are  teachers  in  the 
asylum  at  Washington,,  D.  C,  where  they  reside.  Have  had 
no  children. 

1626.  iv.      MERCY,  b.  July  10,  1811;  d.  young. 

1627.  v.        LOUISA,  b.  Sept.  5,  1812;  m.  Sept.  15,  1835,  Mark  Webster,  of 

Bangor,  Me.,  a  lumber  surveyor,  and  resided  in  that  place  until 
about  1862,  when  they  removed  to  Chicago,  111.  His  father, 
who  was  born  in  Fryeburg,  Me.,  d.  Mar.,  1836,  aged  64  years; 
and  his  mother,  Mary,  the  dau.  of  Rev.  Dr.  Porter,  d.  about 
1855,  aged  75  years.  Dr.  Porter  was  about  96  years  of  age. 
Ch.:  I,  an  infant,  d.  young;     2,  Ezra  Fiske,  b.  Apr.  25,  1848. 

3,  Emery  Abbott,  b.  Feb.  28,  185 1,  and  Percy  L.,  b.  Oct.  10, 

1628  vi.  SARAH  ANN,  b.  Dec.  2,  1814;  m.  William  Page,  of  Salem,  a 
cooper,  and  went  to  Newton,  Mass.,  about  1841,  where  she 
d.  Jan.  9,  1846,  and  he  m.  a  Lydia  Smith  for  his  second  wife. 
Her  children  were:  i,  Sarah  Ann,  who  resides  with  her  father, 
m.  Charles  Chamberlain,  of  Watertown,  who  d.  in  Charles- 
town,  by  whom  she  had  a